Bookshelves have their place, even in the digital age, says Tim
„Bookshelves are my insurance policy against chaos”
notes Tim as he takes us through his office, which really is meticulously tidy. The editor at a publishing house for culinary themes writes for both online media and print publications. In his business everything depends on the target group. His specialty is biographies of famous chefs. “I like to go back to books, especially in the research phase; thanks to Cubit they’re perfectly organized in my bookshelves. After all, there are suitable modules for paperbacks, magazines, pocket book formats or large photobooks. Everything’s well protected and I can quickly find what I need. When I’m leafing through and reading I organize my thoughts and make my first handwritten notes,” Tim says by way of explanation of his method.
Color offers guidance in the bookshelves
Tim's library makes a very colorful first impression. If you look closely, you realize that the large bookcase is color-coded. Behind the design lurks a classification scheme. In the dark green modules the editor collects information about nature and sustainability; in the light green you find information about wine. He immerses himself in the blue modules when it comes to water, the oceans and fish. What about red? Well, it’s obvious: Here you will find valuable information on livestock breeding and meat specialties. Yellow means pastries; in the white area Tim collects all the rest. The black segment is reserved for the publishing house’s own publications.
Common and unusual formats alike are well catered for in these bookshelves
Each color area is in turn equipped with modules in different formats. There are shelves for paperbacks, with sufficient space for elaborate photobooks. Tim has even intergrated modules for DVDs and CDs. What has come into being here is a veritable multimedia library. In this way, the content has shaped the form of Tim's library. “Form follows function. That’s what they say, isn’t it? And I can only agree.” Tim is extremely happy with his bookshelves: They are useful and look good as well. And what makes this system so useful is the fact that it can be added to. The publisher is constantly putting out new releases. And Tim's thirst for knowledge is great - he is continuously expanding his collection of subjects; and the bookshelves simply grow with it. His publishing house has already used the system, even at book fairs. Very practical: They were able to transport some of the books directly in the modules for paperbacks, magazines and atlases.