Collapsible Hanging Bookshelf Made with Reused 35mm Film Strips

VU35 is a new brand by Lucas Desimone and Matias Resich that offers products created from wood and reused 35mm film — a plastic material that’s difficult to dispose of. Their first product is a minimalistic collapsible bookshelf called Filmantes, which uses strips of film to connect three wooden shelves.

The bookshelves can be purchased for 370 pesos (~$85) from the VU35 website, or you can take the idea and try your hand at making one yourself. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the bookshelves being constructed.

Filmantes by VU35 (via TreeHugger via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs by VU35

  • Anthony Burokas

    It’s actually “reused” film, not recycled. 

  • Michael Zhang

    Right, thanks :)

  • stanimir stoyanov

    Just make sure the film doesn’t catch fire..

  • OSAM

    That’s great if you live somewhere humid where the negs won’t dry out: if they do, they get brittle as all hell and WILL snap.

  • Luc

     jaj, everyone knows everything. OSAM, we exposed the film to the dry, hard and hot sun of Buenos Aires, nothing happened. Is still there, beautiful. 

  • Joseph Mietus

    Film isn’t flammable as it once was as they are now acetate rather than nitrate-based. Instead of catching fire à la Cinema Paradiso they tend to just bubble à la Fight Club.