Bye, Bye Bookends? April 25, 2013 – Tags: ,

Can Ivan Zhang’s design for his Ultraminimal Bookshelf put the bookend alongside the book on the endangered list?

Imagine no more propping books up or lying them down to prevent books from falling over. “We usually tilt the last book on the shelf in order to prevent the books from falling. Likewise, a wide variety of bookends are on the market for the same purpose…This natural shape of Bookshelf’ makes conscious rectification unnecessary.”

The bookshelf is a cinch to assemble and “with the strength produced by the arched board itself, users can easily assemble the bookshelf without punching or screws.”

Of course, to get a better idea of how it would work for me, I would need to see it with the shelves packed!

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