At first glance this looks like a typical bookshelf like you might find in an office or library just about anywhere. But that’s just what they want you to think. In actual fact, the Skitsch bookshelf sideboard is a cleverly concealed storage shelf, perfect for keeping all your secrets safely hidden away.
Skitsch are a new design company who opened their first store in Milan in 2009. They feature a range of unusual and imaginative products, including the bookshelf sideboard. This is a convincing replica of a real-life bookshelf, which will fool most people right up to the moment they go to try take out a book. If you position this item carefully in your home, most people will never see past the illusion, and you can be confident your secrets are secure.
The Skitsch Bookshelf sideboard is has an embossed graphic on its exterior, depicting a range of books. This creates a realistic illusion of actual books with a relief trompe l’oeil, as the embossed nature of the surface gives texture and realism to the covering. You can avail of complete furniture set in this style as Skitsch also make a cupboard and a side-table with similar designs. The same trompe l’oeil is shown, on a different scale, on the bedside table and chest of drawers. Create the illusion of a well-stocked library, while in reality your storage contains items of a completely different kind. The bookcase itself is made from white lacquered MDF, which is both strong and secure. The dimensions of this product are 1045mm x 1250mm x 375mm.