Putting Old books to good use.

26 Feb

A combination of elements put together to create a 'green wall'

This is a very creative way of using old hard-back covered books. This wall was decorated by the redesign department of Fretex in Oslo. It was done in the Fretex Unika shop on Markveien 51.

interesting color coding.

I wrote about Putting a twist on wall paper last year and showed some pictures of multicolored color-coded wall here. I personally prefer this though and can visualize more monochromatic combinations to go with different types of interior color schemes. For example a selection of various shades of brown tiles against a coffee brown wall!

reminders of the past

some futuristic elements.

I really love this wall because it not only looks good, it also tells a story . It is a green wall. Very environment friendly.

hard-back book wall tile installation inside the Fretex Unika shop in Oslo.

Fretex Unika

So if you happen to be in Oslo, check this out.

If I were you I would order me some book cover tiles from Fretex for your House/home/cafe/shop.

Get with the program people green design is the trend!!!

 

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2 Responses to “Putting Old books to good use.”

  1. weia February 28, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    😦 all I see is all those books un-covered; asking to be covered.

    • bredesigned February 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      I know what you mean. The alternative is throwing the beautiful covers away. As more people buy high-tech reading aids like the ‘kindle’, Millions of nice hard back covered books go to the dump. At list these are put to good use. The insides are recycled but the words are lost forever….. that’s the sad part.

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