PLASTERBOARD BOOKCASE: PROJECT 11
A young couple from Bergamo had just bought an apartment and asked me for a project for a modern, functional, minimal living room that included a sofa, a bookcase (preferably a plasterboard bookcase ) and a table to be able to host friends on occasion. They also asked me for a solution to illuminate the environment.
I followed your directions for the plasterboard TV cabinet, I liked it a lot and in fact it fits very well, I customized it a bit by adding containers between the shelves and under the TV stand, so you have a designer furniture in minimal style, bookcase and containers. What you see in the project in my opinion is the ideal arrangement to make us fit a sofa (at a right distance from the TV), a table and a partition wall for the entrance with an adequate passage.
The whole room is lowered by about 50 cm (up above the box of the French window, not having the measure I went by eye).
On wall 1 we have a further lowering of 20 cm deep 42 cm (like the plasterboard shelves) with spotlights.
Behind the sofa I made a wall 110 cm high, 19/20 cm deep, 220 cm wide (attention: I would do it like the sofa or something more, but not less), which partially covers the radiator as well. Above a shelf it goes to the end of the radiator (attention: above it goes some grids).
On wall 4 we have a further lowering of 20 cm deep 19/20 cm (like the plasterboard wall) with spotlights.
At the entrance a wall acts as a divider, to give a little light I have created openings that reflect the game of the bookcase, also highlighted by the dark wall behind (looking from the living room).
ARRANGEMENT AND FINISHES
- Sofa L = 220 cm approx., Dark gray / medium gray fabric. Tip: given the space I would choose a model with an armrest strict to have more sitting.
- Extendable table 140x90 in natural wood.
- Scandinavian / industrial style chair white with black metal legs (or totally white ).
- Bookcase composition plasterboard for tv : the shelves have a thickness of 8 cm and are 42 cm deep. The upper shelf on wall 1 which also goes above the table has a recessed led strip underneath. The space between the floor and the shelf where the TV is is 40.5 / 40.7 cm (the right size to fit a base with a 40 cm high basket + 0.5 feet). The space between the shelves on wall 2 is 40.2 cm (the right size to fit 40 cm high containers). The containers: are glossy lacquered white, for the measurements I was inspired by .............. , an excellent product with a good value for money (alternatively you can also have them made to measure by a carpenter, there are only 4 elements).
- At the top of the column, on both sides, if you can, there would be good spotlights oriented downwards that illuminate it laterally.
- Behind the sofa I made a wall 110 cm high, 19/20 cm deep, 220 cm wide (attention: I would do it like the sofa or something more, but not less), which partially covers the radiator as well. Above a shelf it goes to the end of the radiator (attention: above it goes some grids). The wall can be useful as an object holder and to support the speakers of the audio system (if you put it on!). Attention: the wall does not go all the way but up to cover the radiator, you have to leave space for the curtains.
- Carpet in dark gray (must detach with the sofa), what you see in the project is from the line ..............
- Curtains with rods white below and dark gray covering above.
- Paintings: what you see are prints, I got them from ................
- Total lowering of about 50 cm (up to the box) with square spotlights.
- Lowering on wall 1 of 20 cm deep 42 cm with spotlights
- Lowering on wall 4 by 20 cm as deep as the 19/20 cm wall with square spotlights.
- Wall colors 2,3 and 4 up to the divider in dark gray RAL ds 000 50 00 .
- Color of the other walls: white.