Despite the fact that bookshelves are, sadly, becoming something of a nostalgia piece in the increasingly digital globe in which we reside, amongst furniture enthusiasts, they’ll constantly be as considerably a car for artistic expression as a furnishing with a certain function. We’ve featured some outlandish shelving ideas more than the years, so we’re even far more delighted when we run across a style that somehow blends subtlety with outrageousness in equal measure. When images of funky 3D shelves like these created by Monika Juhasz run across our desks, we can’t support but note the restrained creativity of their colors and form — bright but tempered, uneven but symmetrical. The “qubicle,” as it’s known as, is a notion piece featuring angular wall-mounted modular shelves that are interchangeable yet cohesive in their brash but still contained appearance. Presented in a duo of contrasting color families, qubicles are produced, theoretically, in sets of 3 and can be combined to make a larger modular rectangle or square. Hung from a simple bracket system, each and every cube (qube?) measures 10″ x 10″ x 6″ on its exterior, with an 8″ x 8″ x 6″ interior space to fill with books, tchotchkes and more. Satisfying both the left and correct sides of our brains, we appreciate the marriage of two opposites: the wild and undefined with the regimented and reputable.
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