Thoughtful Rest

This glorious sculpture/lounger- ”Banco del Pensamiento” (The Bench of Thought”) was created by talented recycling artist and designer Alvaro Tamarit. At the base of the construction lies a structural reinforcement of wood. Recovered books has then been tightly stacked and topped with a thick layer of gloss varnish.  Want to have this one? It´s yours for about €6000. Check out the details @ or visit Alvaro´s website @

Are you up for the D.I.Y challenge of this great ScrapHack?!

You will most likely not get as great results as in the pictures, but I say it´s worth a hack!  As physical books are cheap and increasingly outdated in the e-book era we live in, they´re easy to come by. If you have a lot of books already – why not find some use of them? How often do you actually read a book twice?

Photo by PoPville flickr user BrennaLM

The Thoughtful Bench hack keeps the memory of the books,
yet offers the chance to create some new awesome memories!
A little checklist for you to round off…

D.I.Y Thoughtful Bench inspired by Alvaro Tamarit

4.5 metres of old paperbacks
Wood structure
4 Wheels
Lots of high gloss varnish

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  1. […] These clever & cool ScrapHacked sidetables -mesh cages filled with books and topped with a simple wooden top slabs- were spotted at my fav ´idea haunt´ Michelberger Hotel of Berlin. The hack shows a great was to make use of old books in this iPad-era (another take on this was featured in the previous post Bench of Thought) […]

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