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This Floating Corner Desk Was Designed For Small Spaces

Designer Michael Hilgers together with German furniture manufacturer OTTO has created ANNIK, a small yet modern corner desk.

This floating wood desk was designed as a solution for small spaces, like apartments and student dorms, where space is limited, and by using the corner of the room, it keeps the work area out of the way.

The triangular-shaped desk can be attached at any height, making it possible to use as a standing desk. There’s also a small upper shelf and a hole in the desk with a grommet for cord management.

A modern and small corner wall-mounted desk with an upper shelf.

Here’s a video that shows you close-up looks at the overall design.

Design Inspiration – This Bedroom Uses Two Tones To Divide It Into A Distinct Upper And Lower

Design Inspiration – This Bedroom Uses Two Tones To Divide It Into A Distinct Upper And Lower

Interior design studio ALTA IDEA, has recently completed the interiors of an apartment in Kryukovshchina, Ukraine, and included in the apartment, is a two-toned bedroom.

A two-tone bedroom includes different shades of chocolate and beige.

The bedroom has different shades of chocolate and beige, with the lighter color being used for the upper portion of the room, and the darker chocolate colors used for the lower areas. The line that wraps around the room matches up with the bottom of the window frame.

A two-tone bedroom includes different shades of chocolate and beige, a textured accent wall made from plaster, and two-tone curtains.

The textured accent wall above a wall-to-wall padded dark headboard is made from plaster, while the curtains, which meet the wall at the corner, continue the two-tone look with the lower section of the curtain perfectly matching the horizontal line of the painted walls.

A two-tone bedroom includes different shades of chocolate and beige, a textured accent wall made from plaster, and two-tone curtains.

At night and when the curtains are closed, light from the hanging pendant lamps on either side of the bed, cast interesting shadows throughout the room. There’s also hidden lighting behind the curtains.

A two-tone bedroom includes different shades of chocolate and beige, a textured accent wall made from plaster, an upholstered wall-to-wall headboard, and two-tone curtains.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the apartment…

The Entryway

A small nook has been filled with a custom-built floating storage cabinet that also acts as an entryway table. Above, there’s a round mirror, while a wall-mounted lamp adds light.

A small nook has been filled with a custom-built floating storage cabinet that also acts as an entryway table. Above, there's a round mirror, while a wall-mounted lamp adds light.

The Living Room

In the living room, a black vertical slat partition creates a separation between the entryway and the living space, where there’s a large and colorful couch that faces the television.

In the living room, a black vertical slat partition creates a separation between the entryway and the living space, where there's a large and colorful couch that faces the television.

The Dining Area

Separating the living space from the kitchen is a round dining table, a minimalist pendant light, and chairs with metallic frames.

Separating the living space from the kitchen is a round dining table, a minimalist pendant light, and chairs with metallic frames.
Separating the living space from the kitchen is a round dining table, a minimalist pendant light, and chairs with metallic frames.

A Small Sitting Area

Tucked away into the corner in a small alcove is a sitting area with a comfy chair with views through the window.

Tucked away into the corner in a small alcove is a sitting area with a comfy chair with views through the window.

The Kitchen

Filling up an entire wall, the linear kitchen has an integrated fridge and hardware-free cabinets. The color scheme is also reminiscent of the color scheme found in the bedroom, with dark lower cabinets and light upper cabinets.

Filling up an entire wall, the linear kitchen has an integrated fridge, and hardware free cabinets. The color scheme is also reminiscent of the color scheme found in the bedroom, with dark lower cabinets and light upper cabinets.

The Bathroom

The bathroom includes a white, gray, and black interior, with a bright white vanity, concrete wall and floor tiles, white geometric tiles with black grout, and a custom black shelving niche.

The bathroom includes a white, gray and black interior, with a bright white vanity, concrete wall and floor tiles, white geometric tiles with black grout, and a custom black shelving niche.
The bathroom includes a white, gray and black interior, with a bright white vanity, concrete wall and floor tiles, white geometric tiles with black grout, and a custom black shelving niche.
The bathroom includes a white, gray and black interior, with a bright white vanity, concrete wall and floor tiles, white geometric tiles with black grout, and a custom black shelving niche.
The bathroom includes a white, gray and black interior, with a bright white vanity, concrete wall and floor tiles, white geometric tiles with black grout, and a custom black shelving niche.
Photographer: Andrey Avdeenko | Shooting stylist: Natasha Egorova

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

contemporist has partnered with A’ Design Award and Competition to bring you this editorial feature

 

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages: A’ Design Award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe.

The Laureates of the A’ Design Award & Competition get fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, in addition to a comprehensive and extensive winners’ kit which includes everything you could potentially need to celebrate the success of winning the A’ Design Award. Here’s a link to all of the winners from the 2018 edition of the awards, here. Find out all the prize details, here. If you are interested in registering for next years award, you can do so, here, and you can discover the who the jury of the awards are, here. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the awards, here.

Let’s have a look at 20 of the winning designs from previous years of the competition.


Grotto Sauna Freestanding Residential Sauna by PARTISANS – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Jonathan Friedman, Grotto Sauna, 2014.

White Church by Jingye Li – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Jingye Li.

Sagano Bamboo Furniture – chair and lamps – by Alice Minkina – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years


Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant by Avanto Architects Ltd. – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by kuvio.com.

Infinite Steel Stool by Fernanda Marques – learn more here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Fernanda Marques, 2011.

Cypris Ring Ring by Brazil & Murgel – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Henrique Murgel

Seehof: a garden architecture Hotel by noa*Network of Architecture –  more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Alex Filz, Seehof, 2017.

Randen Arashiyama Station Railway station by GLAMOROUS co.,ltd. –  more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by SEIRYO YAMADA, Randen Arashiyama Station, 2013.

Pasta Nikita Packaging by Nikita Konkin – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Nikita Konkin, 2016.

House on the Rocks House by HELENA WEBER ARCHITEKTIN ZT – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Adolf Bereuter.

Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore by Li Xiang  – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Shao Feng, Hangzhou, 2016.

Super String Sculpture by Metakaos – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by CI&A

Or2 Photochromic Canopy Structure by Orproject – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Orproject, 2012.

Inside Out Cafe’ by Chenchi Lin – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Ivan Chuang

Heart Bike Hanger by Martin Foret – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Martin Foret, 2016.

The Bad Cafe by Nuru Karim – Nudes – more information here

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Sameer Chawda.

Motif Wine Wine Packaging Design by EN GARDE Interdisciplinary Gmbh – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Stefan Leitner

Construct Fashion by Mor Nov – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Hila Chen

Golden Moon Public Event Space by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD) – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD), 2012.

KAP House by ONG&ONG – more information here.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners From Past Years

Photography by Derek Swalwell

Entries are now open and to be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition, you can register – here. You can earn more about A’ Design Award and Competition – here

Winners of the competition will be featured here, on contemporist, on April 15th, 2019.


contemporist has partnered with A’ Design Award and Competition to bring you this editorial feature

A Combined Mudroom And Laundry Room With A Pegboard Wall Is A New Addition To This Remodeled Home

A Combined Mudroom And Laundry Room With A Pegboard Wall Is A New Addition To This Remodeled Home

Architect Amrish Maharaj has recently completed the renovation of a home in Sydney, Australia, and included in the re-design is a combined mudroom and laundry.

One wall of the room is designated as a mudroom, with a pegboard wall, a bench, shoe storage, and built-in hardware-free cabinets.

A modern mudroom / laundry room with minimalist wood cabinets, a wood bench, shoe storage, white countertop, and pegboard storage wall.

The pegboard wall, which includes pegs with colored tips, can be used to store coats, bags, and other items that can be hung.

A modern mudroom / laundry room with minimalist wood cabinets, a wood bench, shoe storage, white countertop, and pegboard storage wall.

The opposite wall is dedicated to the laundry area, with the washer and dryer tucked away underneath a white countertop with a sink, while above there’s a white tile backsplash and cabinets that match the mudroom storage.

A modern mudroom / laundry room with minimalist wood cabinets, a wood bench, shoe storage, white countertop, and pegboard storage wall.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the home…

The Before Photos

The original single-story federation home in Sydney’s Inner west had been subject to a series of complicated additions. The building suffered from an uninspiring street presence with the entry porch enclosed and much of the detail stripped from the street facade.

BEFORE PHOTO - A traditional federation home in Sydney, Australia.

The Updated Facade

The house’s original front was restored with a wide central hallway, which dissected four traditional front rooms. Timber panel detailing, herringbone flooring, timber picture rails, and ornate ceilings restored the front of the house to its former glory.

The original front of the house was restored with wide central hallway, which dissected four traditional front rooms. Timber panel detailing, herringbone flooring, timber picture rails and ornate ceilings restored the front of the house to its former glory.
A renovated home with a brick blue front door.
A renovated hallway with herringbone wood flooring.

The New Rear Extension

A simplified rear addition with a black and brick exterior includes a kitchen, dining, and living room with an improved connection to the outdoors via a covered patio.

A simplified rear addition with a black and brick exterior includes a kitchen, dining, and living room with an improved connection to the outdoors via a covered patio.
A simplified rear addition with a black and brick exterior includes a kitchen, dining, and living room with an improved connection to the outdoors via a covered patio.

The Wood-Lined Built-In Window Seat

Stepping inside, and there’s a large square timber-lined window box seat with a blue upholstered cushion, that extends the view out to the garden.

A large square timber-lined window box seat with blue upholstered cushion, that extends the view out to the garden.
A large square timber-lined window box seat with blue upholstered cushion, that extends the view out to the garden.
A large square timber-lined window box seat with blue upholstered cushion, that extends the view out to the garden.

The Kitchen

There are minimalist white cabinets, concrete floors, a glass backsplash, and an island with a wood facade in the nearby kitchen.

In this modern kitchen, there's minimalist white cabinets, concrete floors, a glass backsplash, and an island with wood facade.
In this modern kitchen, there's minimalist white cabinets, concrete floors, a glass backsplash, and an island with wood facade.
In this modern kitchen, there's minimalist white cabinets, concrete floors, a glass backsplash, and an island with wood facade.

The Dining Area And Skylights

A series of large north-orientated skylights flood the addition with daylight that illuminates the natural materials and textures.

A series of large north orientated skylights flood the addition with daylight that illuminates the natural materials and textures.
A series of large north orientated skylights flood the addition with daylight that illuminates the natural materials and textures.

The Living Room

A textured white wall provides a backdrop for the gray couch with wood accents.

A textured white wall provides a backdrop for the gray couch with wood accents.

The Bathrooms

Each bathroom has its own aesthetic; however, dark green penny tiles have been used to create an accent wall in one bathroom, while they’ve been used as flooring in the other.

A modern bathroom with a green penny tile accent wall, freestanding bathtub, louvre windows, and concrete flooring.
A modern bathroom with a green penny tile accent wall, freestanding bathtub, louvre windows, and concrete flooring.
A modern bathroom with green penny tile accent wall, freestanding bathtub, and louvre windows.
A modern bathroom with white wall tiles, white grout, a round mirror, a wood vanity with thick white countertop, and dark green penny tile flooring.
A modern white bathroom with white tiles, white grout, a round mirror, and wood vanity with thick white countertop.
Photography by The Palm Co | Architecture: Amrish Maharaj Architect | Interior Consultant: Kitty Lee Architecture

Sculptural Forms Made From Rattan Create A Dramatic Eye-Catching Feature For This Restaurant

Sculptural Forms Made From Rattan Create A Dramatic Eye-Catching Feature For This Restaurant

Architecture and interior design firm Enter Projects Asia, has shared photos of a sculptural design installation they completed for Spice & Barley, a new gastro lounge in Bangkok, Thailand.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

The restaurant has a 98 foot (30m) high glass facade that showcases the restaurant interior and the rattan structures inside.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

The architects explain, “The initial concept centered around the adventures of three sisters, May, Zaza & Fei who were born in Sichuan decades earlier.”

As the architects explored the story in more depth, a design narrative was formed, connecting the past and present in a complex web of free-flowing, statuesque rattan structures.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

Fusing 3D digital technology with traditional arts & crafts, the Enter Projects team sought to incorporate natural, renewable rattan into the 30-meter-high space, and generated a design that would mimic beer as it’s poured into a glass, giving a strong nod to the restaurant as a craft Belgium Beer destination.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

The rattan columns frame the backdrop of the three sisters, a dual nod to the Sichuan cuisine which ingeniously complements the beer offering.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

Whilst the forms of the sculptures are visually eye-catching, the gold-painted rattan also serves to hide the beer pipes, air-conditioning, and other related services.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

Here’s a glimpse at the building process of the sculptural elements.

MAKING OF - A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
MAKING OF - A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
MAKING OF - A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
Photography: William Barrington-Binns | Architects: Enter Projects Asia | Construction and Installation: Project Rattan

Weathered Steel Appears To Be Woven On The Exterior Of This New Office Building

Weathered Steel Appears To Be Woven On The Exterior Of This New Office Building

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten has completed a new office building in Saint Petersburg, Russia, that appears to be woven with weathered steel.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of the building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose “warp and weft” threads.

The three-dimensional stripes span the rectangular building both horizontally and vertically, while the alternation of flat and protruding modules creates the illusion of woven threads.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.

When the building is viewed from the side, the horizontal lines at the intersections of the strips appear to thread behind the vertical lines and vice versa.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.

The name of the office building “Ferrum”, which is Latin for iron, is a reference to the material structuring the facade and a reference to the history of the former industrial site on which the new building was erected.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.

When discussing why they chose weathered steel for the exterior material, the architects mention, “This corrosion-resistant and extremely durable building material with its characteristic rust-red patina and velvety texture gives the building a particularly striking, expressive appearance.”

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.

Over time, the weathering steel will change color as it’s exposed to the elements.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.

Here are a few close-up looks at the weathering steel details that cover the building.

The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.
The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.
The sculptural weathered steel facade of this modern office building is constructed in a geometric grid and presents itself as a dynamic, organically flowing fabric of loose "warp and weft" threads.
Photographer: Ilya Ivanov | Architecture Firm: TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten | Architect: Sergei Tchoban | Project Manager: Valeria Kashirina | Project Team: René Hoch, Natalia von Kruechten, Puk Paludan, Evgenia Sulaberidze | General Contractor, Project Management, and Landscaping: Teorema (Business Park Polustrovo Ltd.) | Structural engineering: Nord Fassade | Corten steel: SSAB

This Small Cabin With Movable Walls Can Adapt To Any Occasion, Mood, Or Weather Condition

This Small Cabin With Movable Walls Can Adapt To Any Occasion, Mood, Or Weather Condition

Dutch designer Caspar Schols, has created ANNA Stay, a versatile small wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be opened to the outdoors.

A versatile small and modern wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be open to the outdoors.

The inner wall, consisting of a framework of wood and glass, is separated from the roofed, wooden outer wall. By shifting the shells and the glass framework, different setups are possible.

A versatile small and modern wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be open to the outdoors.

In regards to the design of the cabin, Caspar Schols explains, “It’s primarily about being outside, and about creating a dynamic interaction between yourself, cabin ANNA as your home, and nature.”

A versatile small and modern wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be open to the outdoors.

The cabin allows for the user to create an open platform, changing the wooden exterior and glass interior to adapt to any occasion, mood, or weather condition, whether it’s closed off to the elements or exposed.

A versatile small and modern wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be open to the outdoors.

The cabin includes a kitchen, bathroom, living room/bedroom, and a hidden bath within the floor.

A versatile small and modern wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be open to the outdoors.

Here’s a closer look at the structure that shows the wheels at the base of the walls.

A versatile small and modern wood cabin with two different ‘shells’ as outer walls, which are supported on rails, allowing the interior to be open to the outdoors.
Photography by Jorrit ‘t Hoen and Tonu Tunnel

The Creative Use Of Balcony Railings Gives This Building Some Unique Character

The Creative Use Of Balcony Railings Gives This Building Some Unique Character

Architecture firm Studio Ardete has recently completed a concrete commercial building in Punjab, India, that showcases a uniquely designed facade.

A unique building facade that's designed to look like melting concrete.

The multi-story building has a series of curvilinear sections which have been designed to look like melted concrete.

A unique building facade that's designed to look like melting concrete, with complimentary balcony railings.

A second layer of frames, created as metal silhouettes, adds another layer to the building.

A unique building facade that's designed to look like melting concrete, with complimentary balcony railings.

The layer of the white curved accents complements the concrete shapes and acts as a balcony railing.

A unique building facade that's designed to look like melting concrete, with complimentary balcony railings.

Studio Ardete also used this facade design to create an illusion, allowing the building to appear taller than it actually is.

A unique building facade that's designed to look like melting concrete, with complimentary balcony railings.
Photography by Ar.Purnesh Dev Nikhanj | Architecture firm: Studio Ardete | Design Team: Badrinath Kaleru, Prerna Kaleru, Sanchit Dhiman, Nancy Mittal, Abhimanue Sharma, Pragya Singh, Rahul Ghosh | Project Management: R.S Builders | Facade Construction: Er. Ravijeet Singh | Structural consultant for building and facade: Continental Foundation (Mr.Vikas Bhardwaj).

Glazed Black Tiles Present A Sophisticated Exterior For This Home That Used To Be A Warehouse

Glazed Black Tiles Present A Sophisticated Exterior For This Home That Used To Be A Warehouse

Carter Williamson Architects have transformed an old industrial warehouse and turned it into a modern home with a striking black exterior.

This modern home showcases a facade of glazed black tiles providing a new sophisticated exterior provides a backdrop for the landscaping, which includes a lush urban garden and a small pond.

Located in Sydney, Australia, the home showcases a facade of glazed black tiles providing a new sophisticated exterior provides a backdrop for the landscaping, which includes a lush urban garden and a small pond.

This modern home showcases a facade of glazed black tiles providing a new sophisticated exterior provides a backdrop for the landscaping, which includes a lush urban garden and a small pond.

The black tiles are not only on the front of the home, but also wrap around to the side, reflecting various architectural details.

This modern home showcases an exterior of glazed black tiles
This modern home showcases an exterior of glazed black tiles

Let’s take a look at the rest of the house…

The Entryway

Stairs and a wall covered with aged steel lead the way to the tall wood front door.

Stairs and a wall covered with aged steel lead the way to the tall wood front door of this modern home.

The Stairs

Stepping inside, and you’re immediately greeted by a recycled three-storey brick wall that follows the staircase up, and compliments the steel beam elements on display throughout the home.

Stepping inside this home, and you're immediately greeted by a recycled three storey brick wall that follows the staircase up, and compliments the steel beam elements on display throughout the home.
Stepping inside this home, and you're immediately greeted by a recycled three storey brick wall that follows the staircase up, and compliments the steel beam elements on display throughout the home.

The Living Room

The living room looks out onto the street through black-framed windows and embraces the old and new structural elements instead of hiding them.

This modern living room looks out onto the street through black-framed windows, and embraces the old and new structural elements instead of hiding them.

The Kitchen + Courtyard

The kitchen, which separates the living room from the dining area and courtyard, has matte black cabinets, black countertops, a mirrored backsplash, and a long island. The courtyard is accessible through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and features natural stones, black steel-capped tall wood panels, and reused beams that were fire damaged in the warehouse’s previous life.

The kitchen, which separates the living room from the dining area and courtyard, has matte black cabinets, black countertops, a mirrored backsplash, and a long island.
The kitchen, which separates the living room from the dining area and courtyard, has matte black cabinets, black countertops, a mirrored backsplash, and a long island.
The kitchen, which separates the living room from the dining area and courtyard, has matte black cabinets, black countertops, a mirrored backsplash, and a long island.

The Balcony

The balcony is located at the front of the house and overlooks other buildings on the street.

This modern balcony is located at the front of the house and overlooks other buildings on the street.
This modern balcony is located at the front of the house and overlooks other buildings on the street.

The Bathrooms

Back inside, and the en-suite master bathroom has the ceiling and tall walls clad with light grey fan tiles which complement the brass fixtures, while a secondary bathroom has small gray square tiles.

This modern en-suite master bathroom has the ceiling and tall walls clad with light grey fan tiles which compliment the brass fixtures
This modern en-suite master bathroom has the ceiling and tall walls clad with light grey fan tiles which compliment the brass fixtures
A modern bathroom with small square gray tiles and brass fixtures.
Photography by Brett Boardman

LED Lighting Makes Each Space In This Bookshelf Glow

LED Lighting Makes Each Space In This Bookshelf Glow

Architecture and interior design firm FCstudio, have recently completed an apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and included in the design is a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit by the front door.

A floor-to-ceiling white shelving unit that includes hidden LED lighting.

The eye-catching white shelf is designed with deep and wide shelves that are decorated with plants, small lights, books.

A floor-to-ceiling white shelving unit that includes hidden LED lighting.

Taking a closer look at the shelves, it’s interesting to see that instead of having the LED strips visible, the designers have chosen to hide them behind a small strip of matching wood, which also creates an angled shadow onto the shelf below.

A floor-to-ceiling white shelving unit that includes hidden LED lighting.

Here’s a view of the shelves that shows an angled view and how the hidden lighting shines on the shelves below.

A floor-to-ceiling white shelving unit that includes hidden LED lighting.