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‘obo’ stackable asymmetrical shelving by jeff miller for baleri italia

The asymmetrical containers are made out of glossy plastic using the same ‘carousel moulding’ technique that was used to make arik levy’s ‘folded’ table – in other words it has a bright, polished, and scratch resistant surface.

It is suggested that ceiling or wall anchorage be used for stacking above 4 units

connectors are available; one element is included.

dimensions: 15.75″w x 15.75″l x 11.8″d

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Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving

I’m guessing most of us don’t have this kind of cash lying around just waiting to be spent on a bookcase, but it sure is impressive.

“Behind the Tier Shelving’s simple silhouette lies a complicated fabrication technique resulting in no visible hardware. As well as appearing to be free floating, this wall mounted shelving system is available in two different shelf depths, 12″ or 16″. An optional 24″ deep desk surface is also available. Shelf widths are available in 4′ or 8′ lengths. In addition, you may choose an overall unit height of 6′ or 8′. To customize your unit further, you may choose from two different dimensions between your shelves, 12.75″ or 17.25″.”

Aluminum tiers support walnut or oak veneered shelves. Aluminum available in multiple finishes; anodized natural or powder coated white, orange gray, and red.

96h x 96w x 12d

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,200.00
Availability: Buy Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving here

Treku Bookcase

These shelves are great for any application, such as in a study, office or living room. What’s great about them is that they rely on gravity for strength, so each shelf has a weight load of 110 lb for each shelf without putting any real stress on the wall.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050
Availability: Buy Treku Bookcase here

Plateau Wall Box

These hand made white oak or black walnut wall storage boxes can be customized to customers specifications.

They are made with traditional construction techniques with mitered joints.

“The Plateau Boxes are designed to frame objects in a natural, unobtrusive environment. Because they are blindly fastened to the wall, the boxes —and the objects they hold— exhibit a unique lightness of form. Each box is independent unto itself, so users can apply their creativity to configure the boxes on a wall.

Available in black walnut or riftsawn white oak, with sliding door and shelf options. Custom size and proportions available upon request, please call for details.”

med; 37” w | 12” d | 16” h
large; 37” w | 12” d | 18” h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $990
Availability: Buy Plateau Wall Box here

Opus Shelving System

I’m sort of flabbergasted by how awesome these are. Not only are they cool to look at, but they are made from 100% recyclable polypropylene, and can be used both indoors and out, even in wet environments. Available in both black and white.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $450
Availability: Buy Opus Shelving System here

Box shelving

“Designed by James Irvine and made from white lacquered fibreboard on a fully rotating base, the Box storage system can be built up using a variety of components designed to house CDs, DVDs, books and paperwork. The price quoted is for the small unit with a width of 44 cm and a height of 82 cm.”

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More information:

View Box shelving here

Biblioteca Bookrack by Umbra

So clever, and definitely a piece that people will ask about…it would be interesting to see if others are inspired to find their own coffee tables and turn them into book racks.

“matt carr found inspiration when he found two vintage coffee tables. creating a bookrack for his own home, he configured them ingeniously to give these tables a new life as bookshelves. this design is now re-created with a mahogany natural top and black lacquered legs.”

dimensions: 44″ x 37″ x 11″

Purchase Information:

Price: $500
Availability: Buy Biblioteca Bookrack by Umbra here

Bee Board Storage on sale

So, yes, yes, we’ve seen this before, but they’re on sale so I’m reposting. And maybe it’s the compulsive mover in me that finds these shelves so irresistible (they’re incredibly light). Is it that they arose out of humanitarian work? Or maybe that it’s almost 50% off?

Also available: small desk for $678 $409

big desk for $878 $549

Purchase Information:

Price: $369
Availability: Buy Bee Board Storage on sale here

Parallel Shelving Lacquer

We saw these shelves at ICFF and have to say that they were one of my favorite pieces at the show.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Sapporo Shelving, One High

It’s so nice to know there is modular furniture out there that can grow and change according to your needs. This system can be changed depending on how high or tall or wide you’d like it, simply by adding or taking away an individual unit. The photo shown here is one unit with a steel base (the doors are sold separately), but you could afford to buy this now as a tv stand (for example) and then add on later to make a bookcase. The back is completely finished as well, so you could also use it as a room divider if you went with buying a taller unit.

“The Sapporo Shelving System by Jesús Gasca combines the elegant minimalism of Japanese design with Spain’s technically refined modernism to produce a system of case goods that meets a multiplicity of needs in a gracious and flexible format…”

H 21″ W 47.5″ D 14″


Transparent or Frosted doors, $88.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Sapporo Shelving, One High here

Noisy Furniture

You too can look like a crazy genius.

“Noisy Furniture is a modular furniture system. Each element attaches to the next via a Dual Lock re-closable fastener. This allows one to create endless constructions ranging from a straight and sober aesthetic to something wild and unexpected.”

Limited Edition of 21 sets with engraved lamp part.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,250.00
Availability: Buy Noisy Furniture here

See-Saw Bookshelf

Even if you don’t have the urge to snap this up and put it on display in your living room, surely you can find appreciation for the delightful design somewhere in your heart/head.

“Every book tells its own story. Every book has its own weight. By playing with balance, the See-Saw bookshelf visualizes the breadth of our home libraries.”

Walnut wood with powder coated steel parts.

shelf: 47.25″ x 9.8″ x 2″
stand: 13.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1899.00
Availability: Buy See-Saw Bookshelf here

Joy Rotating Wood Shelf Unit

I posted this over a year ago, but I just found it from a US retailer so I thought it was worthy of a repost.

“With its ability to rotate every shelf to a new or different position, joy has a versatility that can be claimed by very few shelving units.

The upright and shelves are constructed of a honeycomb core with steel reinforcing inside and finished in a choice of bleached oak or wengé-stained oak or can be constructed of a medium density fiberboard with internal steel corner reinforcing and finished in scratch resistant embossing in a choice of various colors. the steel supporting joints are painted in a choice of black aluminum or graphite color.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $5,654.00
Availability: Buy Joy Rotating Wood Shelf Unit here


Out of chaos, order.

More information:

View Quad here

Network 70w Bookcase in Ebony

Made from environmentally friendly bamboo, this bookcase is just right for a long-term storage piece.

ebony finish with lacquer coating

70w 12d 24h

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy Network 70w Bookcase in Ebony here