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Kai Shelving by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Treku

Does this shelving remind you a tiny bit of the New Order Shelving by Stefan Diez? Maybe a little? It’s similar in that it has dividers and optional panels that can be moved around to suit your preferences. Each shelving unit comes with two movable dividers, one back panel, and one storage box with push latch. Each unit is fully finished on all sides- you know what that means, don’t you? Yep, you can float one in the middle of a room to separate and define a space.
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Price: $2,490.00 - 3,490
Available from: DWR

Foldin, Wall Mounted Modular Bookcase

A small, flat packed bookcase may be just the thing to sort out any messy stacks of miscellany. The Foldin has convenient folding shelves (plywood with felt corners), which allow you to easily move them around for different configurations. Fold down the sides and slide out the shelf, it’s easy as can be. Choose between three different sizes, all with extremely affordable price tags.
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Price: $140.00 - 180.00
Available from: Gessato

Marmeria Modular Bookcase

See this small, sculptural piece of marble? It sits at just under 16″ high, and could function as a shorter side table alongside your favorite chair. However, Italian architecture firm Studio Archea intended this piece, along with its three other siblings, to compose a larger, modular bookcase.
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Price: $295.00
Available from: Wallpaper Store

New Order Shelving System

I know, shelving is rarely exciting, but this shelving system sort of is. The shelves are made from aluminum- nothing new, I know- but these shelves can be up to 2 meters (>6′) long and they’ll support books and other weighty items, unlike some of the lesser quality aluminum shelves that bend and/or dent under the slightest stack of books.

There’s also an option of open or closed units, back panels, side panels, and folding doors that allow you to customize the look you need. Hide away what you don’t want to see, leave open other areas for display and easy access. There are quite a few colors as well, which just makes everyone happier.
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Price: $935.00 - 3,935.00
Available from: A+R Store

Frames 2.0 Grid Bookcase

This isn’t your normal bookcase, as it doesn’t have solid shelves. Instead it’s composed of 12 wooden frames, all open in the middle. Books may still be balanced over the frames, of course, but other possibilities arise when considering the use of the middle space; things like planters or containers can hang from the frames, thus enabling you to create a versatile bookcase or room divider. When packed, all the wooden frames fit together to create a long, flat, easy-to-ship box.
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Price: €1495
Available from: Gerard de Hoop

SSB-2 Bookcase

And you thought the SSB-1 bookcase couldn’t get any better. Now it has, or rather it has spawned a new version. Behold, the SSB-2, made of powder-coated steel and shipped flat in four thin individual pieces. Slot them together for a sharp, streamlined bookcase to display your favorites. Available in Matte Black and Gloss White.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: Book/Shop

Color Block Bookcase

I’m not one for too much color in my own home; grays, browns, and blacks are normally my choice of furnishings. That said, this Color Block Bookcase looks awfully tempting as a storage solution with its soft color palette of grey, powder blue, yellow and red/orange. At first glance, the shelves almost look like translucent glass, yet instead the color is hand-applied enamel poured over smooth, metal shelves.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: CB2

Graded Shelving Kit

Now, here’s an interesting take on a shelving kit. Notice how the legs thicken towards the bottom? That enables “precisely machined plastic collars” on each of the five shelves to fit at certain spots, thus creating shelving space. Those legs are produced in collaborations with RJH Custom Pool Cues, as those of you who play pool might have noticed. No other hardware is needed, just slide the shelves over the four legs.

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Price: $2,200.00
Available from: Jamie Wolfond

3.14 White Bookcase

Well, looky here, this 3.14 White Bookcase ticks off the right boxes. Hight-gloss white? That’ll fit into almost any interior scheme. Can it float in a room? Yep, it could act as a room divider. Would you be able to line a couple up for a big bookcase wall? Yes, indeed. Anti-tip hardware? You betcha. What about levelers for wonky floors? Yep, and, it’s just under the $500 price point.
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Price: $499.00
Available from: CB2

BrickBox

If you find you move quite a bit, this shelving system might be something to consider. The BrickBox is an individual stacking module that can be assembled in various ways to create a larger bookcase. It’s made of white laminated plywood, and, as you might expect, is easy to assemble from a flat pack. Have several small BrickBoxes for a smaller, lower bookcase, or stock up on several large Brickboxes for a more serious storage statement. No screws are necessary- small nylon plugs keep the boxes in place. And, when it comes time to pick up and move, you already have all your books and such in boxes- handy!
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Price: $54.00 - 59.00
Available from: ModMobili

Babel Modular Shelving System

Every once in a while I’ll have to plug in the name of a piece into BLTD’s search bar to see if we’ve posted it before, which is no surprise, really, considering there’s over 8,000 posts and my memory refuses to remember them all. Such was the case with this Babel Shelving System. It’s modular, so you can place the block modules in the layout you desire, as long as you maintain a staggered design to keep it structurally sound. I smell a DIY opportunity for someone crafty with a table saw and a whole lot of patience (and math skills). However, if you avoid DIY projects like the plague, luckily the pricing isn’t so prohibitive that you can’t save up for it (eventually).
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Price: $1,588.00 - 4,263.00
Available from: Suite New York

Paper Cabinet

Primary colors might not be your thing, but you might want to reconsider when it comes to buying the next storage piece for your home, as Moooi has some new color options for their Paper Collection by Studio Job. If you’re not familiar with the line, each piece is made entirely of paper, cardboard and papier-mâché, and possesses enough classic lines to regally nod at the past while thumbing its nose (so to speak) at it as well with its uncharacteristic materials and colors. The Paper Cabinet, shown above, has four shelves for book and media display, with two bottom panels more storage space.

The whole piece is easy to assemble yet requires no screws, nuts or bolts; this gives the cabinet a “seamless, light sensibility with loads of personality.” Do be sure to take a look at the Paper Patchwork Cabinet (shown below) if you’re a little more brave when choosing multiple colors in your home’s scheme. There’s also the Paper Cupboard in white (also below) for the less adventurous.
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Price: $4,172.00
Available from: YLighting

Stacked Shelving from Muuto

If you need easy, configurable shelving, look no further than the Stacked Shelving from Muuto. Natural wood and white boxes form building blocks to let you create the exact size and shape that you want, making them a great storage option for your own home- living, office, or bedroom. Have fun with randomly stacking the three sizes available, and don’t forget to take advantage of negative spaces to increase storage capacity.
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Price: $139.00 - 239.00 per piece
Available from: DWR

LAX 4×2 Bookcase

Do you know how annoying it is when books topple over for lack of bookends? Good, because that saves me from explaining why integrated dividers in a shelving system are a sanity saver. This particular bookcase in the LAXseries gets high points for its spare, simple lines and the natural finish on the solid English walnut wood.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $888.00
Available from: HORNE

Hitch Bookcase

If you’ve been jonesing for a wall of books to grace your living room- soon to be called ‘the library’ in a vague European accent- consider this new bookcase from Blu Dot. Steel uprights support wood veneered shelves for a slight industrial edge. How about the pricing, you say? One Hitch Bookcase is $599, with each additional Add-on at $499.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: Blu Dot