If Barbie’s Dreamhouse had to suffer through an earthquake, what might her bookshelf end up looking like? That must have been on the minds of Swedish designers Smånsk. They showed a prototype of their Skew bookcase at the Greenhouse young designers showcase at the Stockholm Furniture Fair last month. Up until recently, an image of stability and order, bookshelves seem to be the muse for ever increasing wacky designs by product designers the world over.
These “Skew” modular bookshelves are alternately stacked Lego style giving a much needed dose of action to your otherwise boring book collection. Watch them slide towards your “alternative lifestyle” collection of severed heads and tingle at the possibility of a serious paper cut.