Book Towers

Location: New York, NY
Date: Completed 2021
Category: Furniture
Size: n/a
Client: Wide Rainbow

Photography: Courtesy of Wide Rainbow and Michael Atwood

A set of mobile modular bookcases designed for Wide Rainbow, a non-profit contemporary art after school program based in NYC. The design concept was to provide a “home” for books, inspired by New York City skyscrapers and rainbows.  The combined pieces suggest both architectural facades and facial emoticons, fabricated using CNC routing and bas relief images.

For the 2020/2021 school year, mini libraries were donated to community partners in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx with support from Leroy Street Studio, Books Are Magic, and Herman Miller Cares. Each library includes over 100+ brand new books curated for each neighborhood by educator and librarian Asmaa Walton of the Black Art Library.


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