BESPOKE BOOK DISPLAY
Artful Dodgers is well known Photo-lab delivering high quality bespoke analogue and digital
imaging. For many years they have collaborated with photographers and artists such as Emma Hardy,
David Chancellor, Franklyn Rogers and Josephine Pryde. Having provided hand prints for many of
their clients’ photobooks, their extensive book collection presents the best of their portfolio.
Being aware of this achievement, Artful Dodgers asked Storquestudios to replace the existing
small and provisional bokshelf unit to somthing more substantial and elegant. The main goal for
this project was to provide plenty of room for the books to breathe, and for the object to fit
seamlessly in the space with a unique look and displayer character.
It was important for us to use as much raclaimed material as possible.. hardwood plywood was
found during this time, and we decided to utilise this great source of material. Camouflaging
small imperfections with dark oak stain for internal compartments, we also used a white, durable
eggshell paint for the external frame. The purpose for this unit was to be functional and spacious
– it can contain up to 250 books, with extra room for other bits and bobs.
It is still difficult sometimes to convince our clients to use reclaimed material. This was not
the case for the very relaxed and open Directors Brian and Chris. This project is a model example
of saving material and building furniture to last.