Posts Tagged ‘recycled books’

How often have you culled the shelves of your Library and been left with a pile of books?  While it’s always possible to find a new home for them, the idea of turning them into a creative hip design is quite a challenge.

So when I came across this cool Library Information Desk as I trawled the web recently, the creative side of me started to go wild!

Located in the TU Delft Architecture Bibliotheek, this innovative desk makes clever use of unwanted books, recycling them into a smart and appealing piece of furniture.  Evenly packed onto what seems like a wooden base, the top is finished with a clear perspex or glass giving a sophisticated finish.  The arrangementof hundreds of multi-coloured books results in a really cool circulation desk which is both appealing and functional.  

Perhaps the next time we cull books from our Library, we should put our heads together to see what other pieces of furniture we could engineer!   Maybe students in the Art Department could lend a hand!

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While I’m not for one minute considering that you should try cutting up books at random for use as a piece of art, you must admit, this artwork is quite unique and a very creative idea!

Just recently, I came across this magnificent example of book art by Issac Salazar.  It seems he has been at it for the last couple of years.  Of his work, Issac says:

I see my work as a way to display a meaningful piece of art onto a book that would otherwise sit on a shelf and collect dust….  The words or symbols I use are drawn from anything that invokes inspiration or encouragement, such a “Read”, “Dream” and the Recycle symbol.  If my work also makes people look at a book and even art in a new light then the piece has done its job.

Check out some of the other designs created by Salazar on the Artists Inspie Artists webpage.  Apart from the unique beauty of Issac’s creations, his work lends a little weight to my mantra – Read a book ….. Learn about the world!

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