A clever and relatively less space-demanding alternative to traditional bookshelves and cabinets, this neat book hanger has been devised by a Copenhagen-based furniture designer Jakob Jørgensen. Composed of a plain wooden mounting and a number of ‘sticks’ which can also double as bookmarks, ‘Poet’s Book Hanger’ was developed for Danish Crafts‘ MINDCRAFT12 exhibition which was organised on the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2012 fair and showcased 16 new works by 12 contemporary Danish artists and designers.
More about the design:
‘Poet’s Book Hanger consists of several ‘book sticks’, which can be used both as bookmarks and as a means of hanging the books on the wall. The book sticks can be wedged in between two mouldings mounted on the wall. In addition to the book sticks, Poet’s Book Hanger features a book shelf, which is similarly mounted by means of the two mouldings. With Poet’s Book Hanger, Jakob Jørgensen experiments playfully with the functional aspects of book storage in a search for an alternative to the classic book case. The work was made with standard wood working techniques involving a plane, a saw and a milling template.’