Booklicious: Spiky Storage: The Book Porcupine

December 29, 2009


My husband describes this piece of furniture as "weird, but strangely cool," and I'm forced to admit he's right. It's called the Book Porcupine, and it's one of the most striking forms of book storage I've seen. The work of British designer Holly Palmer, the piece has 18 cutouts and slots of varying sizes to hold books. Palmer explains: "The concept behind this piece is one of negative spaces - the books' negative representations are made permanent in the structure of the unit. The name of the 'Book Porcupine' is given in reference to its silhouette, the stout legs against the spines of the books sticking out at various angles and degrees." Get a closeup and see the beast in its natural habitat at Holly's website.


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