South Korea based young industrial and product designer Youngmin Kang has created a unique book shelf called ODDLY. Designed like a see-saw, the book shelf uses a simple geometric structure and a wooden ball to keep the books in place. When you keep books on one side, the gravity is shifted to that side and ball rolls down and stops against the books. The Oddly book shelf is made of painted steel, walnut base and walnut ball.
From the designer, “The Oddly Bookshelf consists of basic molding elements such as solid, line, and surface. The reason for using the basic molding is a shape of books: a cuboid.
The book takes the shape of a geometric figure itself, a cube that can be found easily in everyday life.
So, when placed in a geometric structure, I intended to make a book look like a cubic element rather than a real book.”