The Bibliotheque

The brief was to design and make a bookcase to house an extensive collection of hardback books and provide a display area for family photographs. Beneath it would be a cabinet to store the television and computer games. Although a highly practical piece, the design needed to be elegant and smart for this Notting Hill home. Spotlighting, operated by a proximity switch, was fitted into the cornice of the bookcase to highlight the books and photographs, with cable access in the rear and retractable doors.


Black Walnut, Burr Amboyna veneer and Ebony inlay


Width 110cm (3′ 7 1/4″)

Depth 60cm (1′ 11 5/8″)

Height 210cm (6′ 10 5/8″)


June 2003