Wintertree. Designed by Twentfirst.
In black or white, Wintertree holds out six shelves in an asymmetrical pattern that represents bare branches. An expressionistic, if not downright cartoonish (I mean that in a good way) form, the trunk with limbs makes a perfect place for books. What books? Wintertree might hold only books that deal with woods: nonfiction titles such as The Life & Love of Trees and novels such as The Baron in the Trees. It might just as easily house a children’s library—perhaps with a special place for The Giving Tree. Not to be too literal, Wintertree is also a perfect place to display books about form: from A+D books to anatomical tomes to histories of skyscrapers. In fact, it’s an ideal spot for architecture monographs. If you like arranging books by color, try placing all your red-spined books on the white Wintertree or all your lime-spined books on the black Wintertree—or white on white and black on black. If you’re not an avid reader, use the shelves to arrange any collection: line up your troll and kewpie dolls, or scatter your aluminum lunchboxes. Twentyfirst wants to create products for a whole new century—as you might have guessed—and Wintertree is one step in what I hope will be an entire forest of design.
Via Bookshelf Blog.