Few things are as controversial on D*S as reusing books. Any time we see someone repurpose book covers or spines for a DIY project it seems like the lines are drawn in the sand and people take sides to do battle. I used to cringe and shy away from those debates, but now I welcome them because they feel like one of the few times people step away from the simple act of hitting a thumbs up or thumbs down or heart button to actually talk, argue, express detailed emotion and speak their mind. Discussion always makes me happy and I’m very curious to see how people feel about this table by Brian Gennett.
Inspired by a 70s-era round table, Brian’s coffee table features a Lucite base and a tape made from patterned pieces of vintage book covers. The book pieces are covered in layers of poly acrylic to make them tough and water-resistant and a glass top (for additional protection) can be added. When I first saw this piece I didn’t realize it was made from book pieces until I requested some detailed shots. I love how these formally tossed-aside books were reborn as a beautiful table top as well as trays and other home goods Brian is making and selling on his site. Brian also did some fantastic book cover collage pieces for Hermes’ windows in NYC right now, which you can check out in more detail here. xo, grace