Every desk will accummulate several books, either for resource and/or inspiration. I’m a strong believer in treating your books with dignity and grace. Sure, we have our own madness and methods of highlighting quotes or jotting notes in the side margins of the page, but no matter how you make use of the publications, there’s something quite familiar with the display of stacked books on a desk. Be sure to add that subtle flair of distinction with bold artistic bookends like these designed by Chris Collicott for the creative shop Kikkerland Design.
Four different models are available in a resin stone, black finish. All are inspired by the industrial era of art and architecture, namely the construction details of Rockefeller Center in New York. I own a pair of these bookends. My favorite is Rosie the riveter, but the “pushing men” sit on the ledge my desk. Every time I look at them, I think of the simple precision that is seen throughout the machine age. Standing only 8″, the bookends add some personality to the workspace as well as a level of detail. Remember, the point to all of this is to create a work environment that keeps you inspired and invigorated.
Chris Collicott is a british designer who currently lives in New York. His work has been published and can often be found in many museum gift shops.
Be sure to check out Kikkerland Design and all of the items they offer for the office and home. I think you’ll be quite inspired. http://kikkerland.com
The bookends retail for $44 and can be ordered through Kikkerland’s shop. http://www.kikkerlandshop.com/
I hope you think it’s the perfect ending.