When I came across this bookcase, I was immediately reminded of Shawn Soh's charming tree bookcase, which I covered back in the early days of this blog. This bookcase, by AL2698, takes the tree motif in a more industrial direction, however, and I can see it fitting in perfectly in a minimalist loft or open-plan apartment. I love that you could have several of them in order to create your own "leafy" forest of bookcases, as pictured. Italian design studio AL2698 describes the Fagus bookshelf as "a traditional symbol of sturdiness and resistance, with firm and robust roots." I'm not sure what the price or ordering process for the piece is, but you can browse more information and slick innovations at AL2698's website here.