Media Storage

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

Hudson Media Cabinet

What a lovely media storage cabinet. It’s solid walnut (or cherry, if you prefer) with a stainless steel base. The shelves are large enough to accommodate the giant cable boxes that Time Warner seem to keep giving us, as well as all your dvd players, Roku’s, cable modems, etc. It’s pretty pricey, but it is one of those pieces that you will certainly have forever and ever.

Dimensions: 82w 20d 24h
Materials: Solid Walnut, Stainless Steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $2099.00
Availability: Buy Hudson Media Cabinet 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.

Wonder Wall Cabinet

The Wonder Wall Cabinet is perfectly modern storage which would be best suited under a wall mounted tv or in an office space, but could just as easily be used in a bedroom for clothing storage. Available with a drop-down door cabinet or two-shelf option.

38″ L | 16.5″ h | 21″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $699
Availability: Buy Wonder Wall Cabinet 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]

+oo™ by Blu Dot for UO

Blu Dot at Urban Outfitters? For real? It seems that the company that put ‘affordable’ next to ‘modern furniture’ has paired up with UO for a small collection of seating, tables, and a storage piece. See for yourself.

Tripod Side Table, $98.00,
Buy it here.
Bendzo Sofa, $648.00,
Buy it here.

Lily Pad Coffee Table, $248.00, Buy it here.
Easy Reader Side Table, $148.00,
Buy it here.

Slider Console, $548.00,
Buy it here.

Naked Line Large Cabinet

MIO’s Jaime Salm and Stephen Cooke utilize particleboard in this smart storage cabinet.

Much of today’s contemporary furniture incorporates hollow-core materials covered by various veneers. In direct contrast to these pieces is Naked Line, a cabinet that proudly reveals the sustainable materials we have come to hide. Taking advantage of the color, texture and cost efficiency of formaldehyde-free particleboard, this cabinet represents a naked and honest approach to affordable furniture. Made from 100 percent pre-consumer waste wood, this piece has sturdy sliding doors and back panels made from powder-coated steel.

Designers: Jaime Salm, Stephen Cooke
Measurements: 16 in/41 cm high, 32 in/81 cm width, 15.5 in/39 cm depth
$280.00 per cabinet, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy Naked Line Large Cabinet here

Pawnee Media Console

Modern media consoles usually seem to be super shiny and pretty expensive. Not that there’s anything wrong with super shiny, but I do like how this ‘rough hewn’ piece gives a casual warmth and contrast to any gadgets displayed on top…and it’s under the $1G mark (even if just barely).

Low flung walnut media console with rough hewn doors that add a contrasting texture to the satin finished frame. Sitting on scaled down beam legs, the Pawnee also features Corian inserts around the finger pulls.

73″ x 18″ x 16″

$950.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $950.00
Availability: Buy Pawnee Media Console here

Bathurst Media Center by Gus* Modern

Update: This appears to now be called the Annex Media Stand, fyi.

This media center balances modern styling with a reasonable price tag (happily).

“This modern media center with it’s beautiful walnut finish and stainless steel base works perfectly in any room in your home or office. The sliding door can be moved to reveal or hide your electronic componets. Self-closing drawers and adjustable shelves offer versatility.”

60L x 18D x 24H

$1,695.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,695.00
Available from: YLiving

Arctic Sideboard

This would be perfect for under a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The Arctic sideboard is by Rolf Fransson and has cable management within its back panel.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1895
Availability: Buy Arctic Sideboard here

Shift Media Console/Bookcase

This affordable console/bookcase can shift roles easily as your needs change.

Versatile storage design shifts positions, shifts functions, shifts perspective from upright bookcase to horizontal media console. It shifts from positive to negative space too, with a finished, closed back square and open rectangle on each of three fixed shelves (which also means it can be used as a room divider). Align vertical multiples dramatically down the wall, or you can even stack two or three on their sides. Engineered wood is finished in a new rich teak melamine. Also in black melamine.

27.25″Wx15″Dx73.75″H

$199.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Shift Media Console/Bookcase here

Studio North Design Modular Shelving

Pictured in the post below (classic study solution), this modular shelving unit is a great alternative to the basic elements most of us succumbed to in our university years; not only can you combine the elements in whichever way you choose (low tv stand, medium credenza-ish bookcase, etc.) but you can add to it as your needs grow.

“Sabrina and Dylan Jones launched Studio North Design (SND) in 2001, bringing attention to an often overlooked material: forest-salvaged, old-growth Douglas fir. A straight-grained, amber-colored wood, it’s acquired through forest salvage logging, where skilled sawyers mine usable wood out of logs that have long since fallen in the forests of the Pacific Coast. Their Modular Shelving (2004) refines the basic concept of dorm-room-style cinderblock and plank shelving. Consisting of simple blocks and shelves in coordinating sizes, the additive system means that shelves can be added and taken away as desired. Compose the pieces horizontally as a credenza or media storage, or build vertically to create a bookshelf. The Joneses’ non-wasteful approach to design includes up-cycling: Remnants from the creation of one product become the basis of another. It’s their belief that wood used in its natural state, that’s consciously sourced, is one of the most eco-friendly materials available.”

Small Box: H 10″ W 7″ D 11.25″, $150.00
Medium Box: H 14″ W 7″ D 11.25″, $165.00
Large Box: H 14″ W 14″ D 11.25″, $230.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150-$230
Available from: Studio North Design

slick media console

Finally, someone has nailed the affordable flat screen/media center solution.

Flat screen 1080 dpi HD mumbo jumbos keep a lo-profile on hi-gloss white lacquer media center just 14-plus inches off the floor. Plinth base floats sleek 50/50 design with one open display for electronics, and one drawer to hide DVDs and stuff. Finished back panel means it can live mid-room. Wire management discreetly placed in back corner.

  • Hi-gloss white-lacquered wood composite stand “floats” on plinth base
  • Closed drawer storage on left side houses CDs/DVDs
  • Open storage section houses electronics on right side
  • Finished back panel allows for placement in middle of room
  • Discreet wire management opening
  • Dust with a soft cloth

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy slick media console here

Lacquer Modular Units

“These modular shelving units are made from four layers of hand-poured lacquer over plywood and hand-polished to a shiny surface.”

Available in your choice of size and color.

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Lacquer Modular Units here

Bloc Media

This is the perfect example of utilizing the beauty of wood by keeping the design as simple as possible.

“Made from chunky sections of solid European walnut, carefully combined to reveal the variations of colour and grain within the wood, the striking Bloc range adds rich, textural interest to an interior. It comprises a set of six tall drawers, four low drawers and a media unit, with two flip-down compartments and a central drawer with cable management.”

European walnut, stainless steel

W59 x D20 x H15 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,450.00
Availability: Buy Bloc Media here

 
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