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Bookwave Hanging Storage

Whoa. How amazing is this storage unit? It sort of reminds me of those shoe closet hanger thingies except bigger/better/stranger. I wonder if this could be replicated in a DIY sense, for those of us that can’t afford the price tag? I can see it working well for newspapers or magazines, or even to store clothes (if you can afford such a thing purely for wardrobe purposes).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,006.00
Availability: Buy Bookwave Hanging Storage here

One Storage by Piero Lissoni for Kartell

Here’s another module storage system, this time by Piero Lissoni for Kartell. It’s made from a sturdy steel frame and acrylic resin doors, walls and floors, and will stand the test of time next to a cheaper version not made with the same materials.

I think something like this would look amazing in the kitchen.

Each unit is available with or without doors, and the base unit is available with either feet or wheels. The number of possible combinations is endless!

Purchase Information:

Price: $470.00 and up.
Availability: Buy One Storage by Piero Lissoni for Kartell here

Loadbearing MShelving

Customizable storage systems aren’t really a new thing, but Loadbearing’s MShelving does have a certain appeal with its industrial frame with pick-your-own door color options. With somewhat reasonable price points, it could fit your storage needs quite well.

MShelving… allows you to create your own look from a wide range of interchangeable colored steel and wood veneer sliding doors and half- and full- height drawers. MShelving was designed by Mathias Frei of Zurich, and is produced in Switzerland and Italy. It combines a sturdy, fairly industrial-feeling steel shelving system base with a refined, simple and attractive sliding door system… The shelving unit itself is made of galvanized steel. The wood finish doors are wood veneers (all from sustainable forests) on a particle board base with a galvanized steel handle edge, and the color and metallic finish doors are made of powder-coated steel.

Colors: Wooden Veneers, 21 Colors, Metal Finishes

Note: Keep in mind the prices shown below are for the units only, the price will increase depending upon how many doors you want and what wood or color option you choose.

media console unit: 81″w, 20h, and 16.8″d, starts $526.00
credenza unit: 81″w, 34.8″h, and 16.8″d, starts at $694.00
bookshelf unit: 41″w, 79″h, and 16.8″d, starts at $700.00
space divider unit: 81″w, 49.2″h, and 16.8″d, starts at $866.00
storage cabinet unit: 41″w, 34.8″h, and 16.8″d, $438.00

(Note: Loadbearing’s website isn’t working, so perhaps they are out of business? Anyone know? -kh 05/07/13)

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

B-LINE Zig-Zag Modular Bookcase

This modular bookcase can be arranged in several different ways to fit your space. From the description it seems as if two of the elements are included in the price, yet take note that it looks like three are shown in the above picture. Four would be needed to create a complete column or circular shape.

“The two elements that make it up can be alternated in such a way as to obtain a partitioning structure or a wall bookcase, or can simply be used to make up half-circles or columns.”

Aziz Sariyer, 2009

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,240.00
Availability: Buy B-LINE Zig-Zag Modular Bookcase here

Four Degrees by MicroWorks

I love this so much it hurts my feelings. It’s still currently in prototype, but frankly I’ve been bored with all the available options for shelving so I wanted to post something a little more exciting. From a Tokyo based design firm called MicroWorks–the designers discovered that books tilted at a 4 degree angle don’t accumulate dust as quickly as books which are stored flat. Whatever the reason for the tilt, I love it.

[via yatzer]

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Shelving Unit from Brick House

Seeing as I’m mightily impressed by this shelving unit, you might be too. Morgan of The Brick House built this unit out of plumbing pipe and fittings for about $200 (and apparently a lot of frustration). It sure looks good, and if you’re brave enough to embark on this DIY project, check out the supply list here.

Muuto Stacked Shelf System

Apologies for the crazy price linkage on this shelf system, but it took a while to figure out who had the correct listings and for the best price, and apparently there’s only one U.S. retailer (is that right?). The randomness possible with stacking blocks just can’t be beat sometimes…you can buy however many you need and organize them however you want. I like the mixing of pine and white as well, with green clips(!).

Available in 3 sizes / building blocks:
Small: 218 x 436 x 350 mm, £75.00
Medium: 436 x 436 x 350 mm, £105.00
Large: 654 x 436 x 350 mm, £135.00
Buy it here.
or set of 3 for £315.00, Buy it here.
or Small only: $129.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £75.00
Availability: Buy Muuto Stacked Shelf System here

Rock N Roll Shelving System

This is a little similar to the OTO100 Storage System obviously, but it’s different in that it’s made from paperboard rolls and is velcro’d together. Anybody see a DIY project waiting to happen? Just have to find some paperboard rolls…

Made in Sweden, Rock’n’Roll is a unique eco-shelving system. Made from paperboard rolls and velcro’d together however you like – fun and functional.The price is for five units in different sizes.

The rock’n roll shelves comes in set of five different sizes: 32cm, 37cm, 41cm, 47cm and 52cm diameter.

£80.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £80.00
Availability: Buy Rock N Roll Shelving System here

Studio Nola

studioNOLA has a couple of collections that are worth taking a look at. Clean lines and durable materials make for a timeless no-frills appeal and the pricing is comparatively reasonable.

studioNOLA was founded on the idea of creating innovative, yet affordable modern furnishings while being mindful of the production process. Our goal is to provide sustainable designer-built furniture… Striving for a timeless appearance and created to be versatile in function, our furniture is constructed by hand ensuring durability and quality.

LOFT collection: NOLITA bench, 40″w x 16″d x 16″h, $799.00,
Buy it here.

KANSANESE collection: EDO bookshelf, 36″w x 12.5″d x 42″h, $999.00, Buy it here.

See more at studioNOLA.

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Studio Nola here

Ikea PS Nybygge Shelving unit

Okay, so if this doesn’t give you some amount of hope for big box retailers (of the blue and yellow kind), then I don’t know what will. Maybe we’ll all become immune to this shelving unit’s charm after walking past it a bajillion times, but presently the staggered supports and overall look have me slightly swooning. $229, folks, $229…such a reasonable price for a pretty sizable bookshelf.

Fiberboard, Oak veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer

Width: 71 1/4 “,
Depth: 15 “,
Height: 60 5/8 “,
Max load/shelf: 77 lb

$229.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Availability: Buy Ikea PS Nybygge Shelving unit here

Fulton Desk, Bookcase, Media Console

This is bare bones minimal with a tiny bit of rustic wood to warm it up. I’d say the prices are reasonable, or at least they don’t hurt the eyes.

Fulton’s minimal lines and mixed materials make a streamlined, rustic-modern statement. The warmth of the richly-figured, reclaimed teak veneer top contrasts beautifully with the industrial black metal frame, finished in three steps for an oxidized effect.

Desk, 52″Wx24″Dx30″H, $699.00, Buy it here.
Bookcase, 26″Wx12″Dx75″H, $699.00, Buy it here.
56″ Media Console, 56″Wx17.75″Dx19.75″H, $999.00,
Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Way Basics

These pieces from Way Basics have friendly prices and and no tools are required.

  • Easy to assemble; no tools required. Just peel, stick and you’re done.
  • Less than half the weight of particle board, pressed wood, or plywood furniture and just as strong!
  • Sustainably made from zBoard recycled paper and completely recyclable.

Modular Table Set, $135.00 Sale $128.25,
Buy it here.
3 Spinning Cubes, $69.00, Buy it here.

Modular Table Set, $135.00 Sale $128.25,
Buy it here.

1-2-3 Modular Storage, $117.00 Sale $102.61, Buy it here.

More information:

View Way Basics here

Fishbone Shelves

Surprisingly affordable, these high gloss white shelves might fit the bill for your storage needs.

Fishbone Small Shelf, (35″w x 14″d x 46″h) $194.99,
Buy it here.
Fishbone Large Shelf, (42″w x 14″d x 81″h) $323.99, Buy it here.

Exterior of furniture is finished in a high gloss white
Materials: MDF, Wood Veneer

More information:

View Fishbone Shelves here

OTO100 Storage System

I think I love this.

PIL BREDAHL ON THE DESIGN: “The storage system is made for the modern nomad and inspired by the fact that we move more often in our lives than ever before. It can be separated and assembled very easily. It has a clear sculptural value and you can put it in the formations you like best. When it’s not used for books, magazines, clothes, etc., It can lay on the floor, each ring inside the bigger ring creating a beautiful pattern.”

Pil Bredahl for Muuto
Fiberglass
55″ x 44″ H x 12″ D

$1360.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1360.00
Availability: Buy OTO100 Storage System here

Hidden Bookcase

Who doesn’t wish they had a hidden door or secret passageway? My childhood readings of Nancy Drew (and the Hardy Boys) lodged that particular want early on, and looky here, if I had 3 G’s I could make that wish come true.

If you’re the do-it-yourself-er type, woodweb.com has drawings for a Hidden-Pivot Bookcase Door worth checking out.

Hidden bookcases smoothly slide on a floor-based rail (included) and conceal any room in your home or office. They open and close very quietly–by pulling–and exhibit no sign of entry when closed. Up to 500 pounds of books and decorations can be placed on the shelves. Instructions are included, but we can set up installation if desired.

Made of oak wood, maple wood or cherry wood, high-strength rail system
Large: 88″h x 66″w
Medium: 88″h x 54″w

$3,000.00, Buy it here.

[image via weburbanist]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,000.00
Availability: Buy Hidden Bookcase here