As soon as students and school children went on their first day of school a year, many of them come home with bags full of books needed for successful studying. So, it’s time to tell you about a wonderful new project called Face Shelving, – a system of bookshelves from the designer Alexi Mccarthy, born Englishman living in South Africa. Despite the fact that the shelf – design work, it falls under the category of projects “do it yourself“, after all, as it will appear in the final analysis, depends on who puts the books inside.
The designer says that the idea of a rack, which would become the face of a home library, was born during his chat with an old friend. At first they laughed, but then we thought, why not… And after a year of hard work, Face Shelving yet been born. Red, because it is an energetic, aggressive color, focused on a good mood. But the designer is considering the possibility to paint the shelves and in other colors.
Although important, this fact does not color, but the appearance of the shelves. More precisely, the image that they create on the wall, being filled with books. After all, how exactly fill the rack, what to put on the shelves and shelves, and will depend on the expression formed by them “persons.” So, you can create out of books, CDs and other details mustache grinning uncle. Or kindly beardless boy. Or dude with a mohawk and an earring in his ear. Give us a fantasy and more books!
Alexi McCarthy now lives and works in Cape Town, is engaged and continues to freelance work on projects that can be found on his personal website.