Modern Bookcases Cleverly Revolve to Reveal a Secret Room

With a penchant for design that is both functional and fresh, São Paulo-based architect Consuelo Jorge constructs inventive interiors that showcase simplicity and play with space. While her neutral color palette and clean lines may appear unassuming, she is also known for her creative quirks, like her recent spin on the classic bookshelf.

Aptly designed to accent the avant-garde home of a Brazilian art collector, Jorge’s shelving unit is more than meets the eye. The three bookcases appear to comprise a stationary wall but actually revolve to uncover the home’s best-kept secret: a hidden living room.

Beautifully captured by photographer Fran Parente, the surprisingly bright and spacious nook transforms the interior of the house, offering more room to entertain—or the perfect private hideaway to curl up with a good book.

Consuelo Jorge Arquitetos: Website | Facebook
via [Contemporist]

All images via Fran Parente.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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