ellipse bookcase

posted by the scholar on January 8th, 2008
filed under: design, furniture, wood

ohhhhhhh. how lovely to behold! it’s the solid chinese elm ellipse bookcase from european furniture shop la maison coloniale. the shelves are covered in unrolled bamboo.

la_maison_coloniale_ellipse_bookcase

ack – no us stores, or north american stores for that matter… but you will love browsing their website anyway!

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4 Responses to “ellipse bookcase”

  1. paula Says:

    wow that is different…although i wish they didn’t bother with the desk like part. what a cool find!

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi paula,

    yes it is different! i think it’s curvy and fun and i love seeing that integrated with the very straight “desk” lines that we see everyday. although you are right, maybe it would be cooler if it was just a curve.

    nice to see you!

  3. Bri Says:

    What an interesting design. It’s going in that golden section direction. I actually don’t mind the desk part, myself, since it makes me think of those great Asian apothecary chests with all the little drawers. And frankly, anything in bamboo is a winner in my mind.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    i want to see one of these up close and personal to see about the desk part… and now i want one of those little drawer cabinets too. hmmm…maybe a circle shelf on the wall with the thousand drawer chest underneath it?

    thanks for the visit!

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