Booklicious: Bookcase Wednesday

February 01, 2012


If you viewed the photos of Tony Alleyne's Star Trek–inspired apartment and thought, "I'd love to drive away my significant other with a retro obsession!" then this bookshelf homage to Donkey Kong may be right up your alley.

Dreamed up in a hilarious manner by designer Igor Chak, the shelves would be made of carbon fiber, with anodized aluminum for the pixels, joined with stainless-steel rods and topped with toughened glass tops. All in all, it's a rather slick furniture adaption of a video-game aesthetic. Here, Chak explains his reasoning behind the design: 

I started to wonder, what happens to all those video game props when games become old….do they get stored away in a digital world or do they fade away with time? The famous steel beams from Donkey Kong have served their time but I could not pass by such an ingenious design…. So as a designer I though how can I encourage Mario to take this back. I’m sure with popularity of Mario he is not a simple plumber anymore and he wouldn’t want some rusty beat up steel beams at his place but he would probably need some kind of sweet looking wall to put his awards and trophies on. 

You can view more photos of the wall and the rest of Chak's designs here.


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