Check out McNally Jackson’s bookshop cafe in New York by Front Studio. The interior was designed around a book as an central object – so simple and clever. I love the wallpaper made out of book pages and the small folding timber tables, but I’m not so sure that the light fittings with books are all that successful – although they are kind of cute, they seem a little bit weak to me.

Perhaps more books would have looked better creating a canopy of sorts, or an installation such as a book chandelier. Oh yes, I think that a chandelier of books would have looked incredible!

{via Pitch Design Union}

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

3 Responses

  1. Justine

    Those folding tables are the most beautiful folding tables I have ever seen! And the way they close – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…

  2. Eloise

    what a cute concept. the suspended books look great, but i agree with you about the lighting, especially since i practically need a halogen to read! those fold-out tables remind me of a 50’s lecture hall. really enjoying yellowtrace, keep up the fantastic work x

  3. yellowtrace

    Justine – I agree with you. The folding tables are one of my favourite bits too.
    Eloise – thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words.
    x dana


Leave a Reply