Shelving/Storage

Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk

I post this with considerable trepidation. On one hand, having a huge trunk to stuff all sorts of work papers and items plus a computer would be exceptionally nice in that you could close it all off and see a nice looking old trunk instead of a messy workspace. On the other hand it is absolutely huge and might look like an elephant in the corner, plus some people might assume you have a Real Doll in there, and that would not do your reputation any good whatsoever. So, it’s up to you to decide whether the risk is worth the advantage, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Also, if you’re into the antique steamer trunk thing, there’s a sizable collection of them (media stands, dressers, etc.) to check out at Restoration Hardware).

* Crafted by antiques dealer and furniture maker Timothy Oulton of London
* Reproduction antique steamer trunk
* Features a pull-down desktop and multiple drawers, cubbies, wire management and bookshelves
* Stands on wheels for mobility and closes for storage and privacy

Dimensions: 39″W x 29″D x 76″H

$3,995.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $3,995.00
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Melli Compact Lounge By Urbancase

Keep those ‘emergency supplies’ close at hand with this wall mounted bar cabinet. (Shame that the price is quite high, but maybe that means it’s made extremely well?)

safety is always first, but happy hour is a close second. named for the bar at tempelhof airport, the melli compact lounge is slim, wall mounted and provides storage for your favorite elixir. bar tools are included but liquor is not. the laminate work surface is easy to clean. and…in case you need a nightcap…the soft open hinges prevent the door from slamming.

34″W x 23″H x 7″D

$1,699.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,699.00
Availability: Buy Melli Compact Lounge By Urbancase 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

Cubic Shelf

I love love love these modern free standing shelves. I think the key to these is that you really need the space in a room to have them set away from the wall with enough room walk around all sides comfortably

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Fixed or swivel bookcase, with square base. Matt lacquered wooden structure available in black, white or cappuccino, in 4 different heights. Max load: 7 kgs (15 lbs) per shelf.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $602-$2300
Availability: Buy Cubic Shelf here

Shrine Shoe Rack by Fernando A. Robert

I saw this at this year’s ICFF and was instantly drawn to the idea of highlighting a few pair of special shoes. If I had any room in my house for a walk in closet I would definitely use the shrine shoe rack.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.99
Availability: Buy Shrine Shoe Rack by Fernando A. Robert here

Draper Sofa, Parlour Chair, etc.

Goodness, who knew such a smattering of mid century inspired furniture would be still be showing up in new collections?

paperclip side table, $199.00, Buy it here.
draper sofa, $799.00, Buy it here.
conical floor lamp, $169.00, Buy it here.

parlour chair, $699.00, Buy it here.
acacia mini bar, $399.00, Buy it here.

Bookworm Shelf

Ron Arad’s Bookworm Shelf is not new, of course, but it might worth considering for your library. It’s still an interesting and ‘fun’ sort of piece for displaying books.

Bookworm is a flexible bookshelf that can be constructed in various shapes. Its curvy structure is durable, functional, and eye-catching. Approximately 20 pounds can be stored between each of the seven bookend supports. Mounting hardware included. Made by Kartell of batch-dyed fire-retardant PVC. Assembly required.

Size: Each shelf: 8″w; As shown: 28h x 48w x 8″d

$425.00 ($382.50 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $425.00
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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

+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.

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

Bender (Shelf)

I don’t know about you, but I could use several of these to tidy up my stacks of magazines (all of which have flags of things to post or research) that currently take up most of my available desk space.

How often do we find ourselves with piles of magazines hard to access?
This rack is ideal for the storage of precious documents such as books, magazines, etc.
Bender comes as one whole sheet of metal. It’s easily folded and there’s no need for additional tools. Due to its vertical storage-system less space is utilized making it also ideal for tight areas.
Bender can be hung in a variety of different ways, combining colours and positions.

Designer: Hiroshi Tsunoda, 2008
Available in White, Black, or Red.

€68.00, Buy it here.

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

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro54.40
Availability: Buy Bender (Shelf) here

Stack

I saw this in person recently (at Matter, which might be my new favorite store), and I have to say it is one impressive piece. Sure, it looks more like an art object than a usable storage tower, but it’s delightfully both.

Stack is a tower of ‘floating’ drawer units that can be pushed and pulled in both directions. This will often result in a random and irregular formality that is both fascinating and unusual to the eye. Stack is available with 8 or 13 drawers.

Designer: Shay Alkalay
Materials: MDF, plywood
*Dimensions and pricing are based on the 8-drawer version. Contact Matter for further pricing.

$4,100.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $4,100.00
Availability: Buy Stack 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

Showtime Multileg Cabinet

Interchangeable legs and a drop-dead blue color qualifies this cabinet for my wish list…unfortunately, the price makes it go into the ‘if-I-win-the-lottery’ subcategory.

Interchangeable legs support this Showtime Cabinet as it expresses dichotomy and symbiosis. Things internal and external play out in organic forms and established classicism, resting against each other, elegantly coexisting. Noticeable inspiration comes from classical MGM musicals in terms of the dramatic and personified shapes for which the Spanish designer seems to have a penchant.

Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona
Each Module: 39.4″ W x 32″ H x 20.5″ D
(Three Module Wide Cabinet Pictured.)
$4950.00 per Module, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4950.00
Availability: Buy Showtime Multileg Cabinet here