The goal of this thesis project was to design a physical object to help young adults relocate a small book collection to a new housing situation. The under- lying investigation deals with books as a vehicle for expressing identity, the influence of digital texts on the book collection, and the physical burden of transporting a collection of physical books. The project’s final form is a leaning structure that supports 3 book display surfaces that hang from a cross bar. It can also be collapsed, the displays worn as backpacks, and the structure easily shouldered between two people.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shelving for books--Design; Moving, Household--Equipment and supplies--Design and construction
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Wolfsont, Sarah, "For the Love of Books: A Furniture Solution for Transient Bibliophiles" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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