If you’re a visual person, chances are you love to peruse and display coffee tables books around your space for when you need a quick moment of inspiration. On top of inspiration, they add so much to any table or shelf when they’re on view – they’re pieces of art you can appreciate just by gazing at the covers. I tend to rotate mine around to keep things fresh and so each one can be enjoyed for spans of time at front and center. As intriguing as many of the covers are, the contents are where it’s at. But leaving a book open on your coffee table just looks as if you forgot to shut it making a bookstand a cool investment. Enter the Atlas Bookstand by bæbsy.
The Amsterdam-based bæbsy. makes just the one product – the Atlas Bookstand. The ultra modern, stainless steel bookstand references Greek mythology in its name, shape, and strength, as Titan god Atlas was responsible for holding up the heavens for eternity. This Atlas has much less responsibility but still an important duty – to hold your book front and center in an aesthetically pleasing way.
The Atlas Bookstand can be assembled in two different ways – Ordinary and Levitate – with the Levitate setup giving your book the appearance of floating above the stand. View the assembly video here.
The Atlas Bookstand is available in white and yellow here.
Curious as to what books Design Milk Editors would put on full display on an Atlas Bookstand? Read on to scope some coffee table design books we’re hearting right now.
Buy it >>> House of Joy: Playful Homes and Cheerful Living
Buy it >>> Faye Toogood: Drawing, Material, Sculpture, Landscape: Drawing, Material, Sculpture, Landscape
Tech Editor Gregory Picks:
Buy it >>> Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal
Buy it >>> The Touch: Spaces Designed for the Senses
Commerce Editor Alexa’s Picks:
Buy it >>> The West Anderson Collection
Buy it >>> Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes
Senior Editor Kelly’s Picks:
Buy it >>> Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
Buy it >>> Tom Kundig: Houses
Social Media Manager Lilit’s Picks:
Buy it >>> LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide
Buy it >>> Moleskine: The Detour Book
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