Library Rocking Chair

Dieser Bücherregal-Schaukelstuhl sieht genau wie etwas aus, das aus „2001: A Space Odyssey“ stammen könnte (vgl 1, 2) und kostet fast genau soviel, wie HAL mit Nachnamen heisst, nämlich 9500 Dollar. Da muss ich noch 'ne Menge bloggen, bis ich mir das Teil leisten kann, aber scheiße ist das Ding super!

[The Library's] underside is curved, allowing steady gentle rocking, controlled by the occupant, as you would on a tree swing or an old rocking chair. It can hold up to 400 books of varying shapes and sizes, and/or several hundred CD's, DVD's, or indeed nothing at all, it is entirely up to you.

The library relies on circular forces to grace it with immense strength. Yet, due to the subtle selection of thinner and thinner blockboards toward the top of the work, a great sense of delicacy is preserved. The library, as shown, is built from 15 modular boxes. Each bolts to the back of the next. All are clearly marked in order to assure accurate construction. The library boxes have no visible joins (aside from the bolts that affix them). And, the visible end grain of the blockboard has been beautifully exploited. Overall the finishes are very astute, combining the qualities of brushed varnish, lacquered edges, and 16 hand sprayed, carefully coloured panels. The scheme is akin to early Bauhaus or even more markedly, De Stijl movement approaches. […]

Oh, and no, it won't roll off, or tip over! The first two box sections adjacent to the base unit are flat bottomed - it would require a superhuman effort to even push it that far, after which there would be absolutely nowhere else for it to go. The movement is actually incredibly gentle and relaxing, especially as the ceiling remains static whilst you and the apex of the circles move together harmoniously.

Long-Form-Library (via Core77)