Shelving/Storage

Astoria Cabinet

The maple frame with black doors makes for a nice blocky/modern look, and thankfully, the price is under the $1 G mark.

shown in maple with lacquered doors (w/ adjustable interior shelf)
additional wood and lacquer options available

60″L x 18″D x 24″H (legs 6.5″H)

$950.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $950.00
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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.

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Price: $1,695.00
Available from: YLiving

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

Teak Rough Storage Cupboard

For anyone that loves the idea of keeping tabletop items secured away in an actual cupboard, this collection hits the mark for any modernist. It could be the poorer man’s option of the Bulthaup b2 (though poor is a relative term in this case).

Teak Rough is a new collection that combines the rough texture of natural teak and the sleek surface of stainless steel. Combined they add modern and timeless design to any room in the house. The teak rough storage cupboard measures 46″ x 18″ x 63″ tall.

$2,500.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $2,500.00
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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

Blockade Series by Harry Allen

This new series by Harry Allen certainly is intriguing.

blockade by harry allen is a multi-functional line of furniture that includes a table and wall-hung shelves made of laminated wooden blocks arranged within a grid-like structure. hand glued from 1.5″ cubes, the table and shelves form a dense pattern, reminiscent of urban landscape like mr. allen’s residence in New York City.

blockade table: 45″ x 15″ x 32″, $1,500.00
blockade shelf: 36″ x 7″ x 6″, $200.00
blockade shelf: 54″ x 7″ x 11″, $400.00

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Price: $400.00-$1,500.00
Availability: Buy Blockade Series by Harry Allen 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,
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Price: $199.00
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ünal & böler studio

The ünal & böler studio have some remarkable pieces.

nar: w.115cm d.115cm h.37cm, €2500, Buy it here.

“nar” means “pomegranate” in turkish. Pomegranate is a fruit that holds hundreds of juicy seeds inside. It’s a fruit that symbolizes fertility. Nar coffetable carries books and books carry ideas. Ideas can be distructive as much as they can be constructive. Our aim was to emphasize the danger and the dilemma it holds with utter nakedness.

petek: w180cm d.60cm h.180cm, €5000, Buy it here.

“petek” means “honeycomb” in turkish. Honeycomb, known with it’s lightness and structural stability also gives it’s form to Petek. Stand-alone library based on the same principles with “Salkim” can hold many books. 6mm. Steel tubes bent into a geometric shape forms a strong constructions with it’s structural joints.

sema: dim. w.65cm h.50, €240, Buy it here.

“sema” is the name given to the dance of the whirling dervishes. It is a coffeetable with a turning top and rotating bars below it which can be utilized in storing books, magazines and newspapers. Top is in mdf and the leg in steel.

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Nero Shelf

The irregular decorative edge on this shelf is quite interesting and would frame your objects nicely.

A modern shelf with old roots. Nanni Holén was inspired by the decorated shelves you sometimes find in old cupboards. The shelf can be used alone or in a group and gives a wall a strong and contemporary look. Nero received the Swedish design award UNG 06/07.

Designer: Nanni Holén
Material: MDF-board
Measurements: Width 50, depth 16 cm
1590 kr ($251.20 approx.)

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Price: $251.20
Availability: Buy Nero Shelf here

Design Planar Dresser

This Planar Dresser and Wardrobe are pretty impressive. I’d say the whole collection is well worth some consideration if you’re looking for long term modern storage pieces.

Cascades of planar facets define this line of modern storage furniture. The signature white faces appear to float on the bamboo exterior and push touch hardware makes opening the drawers seamless. The Planar Storage Line includes a tall elegant wardrobe, modern drawers & dressers, and a stylish media console.
A dresser with many layers, the Planar faces hide the shallow accessory drawers among the deeper clothing storage. Both elements flow together maintaining a clean facade.

Materials: Amber bamboo with white MDF drawers. Drawer faces are 100% recycled formaldehyde-free MDF and drawer boxes are FSC-certified maple. The paint is a low-VOC waterbourne enamel and finished with a durable, water-based finish.
Made in Brooklyn (USA).

Planar Dresser, 39 W 38 H 24 D, $3,975.00, Buy it here.

Planar Wardrobe, 23 W 91 H 24 D, $4,275.00,
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Price: $3,975.00
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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
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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

NORRSTEN

This is a great piece from Ikea.

The doors have no knobs or handles, but open by applying light pressure.
2 smooth-running drawers with ball-bearing slides and pull-out stop.
4 adjustable shelves; adjust spacing according to your storage needs.
Adjustable feet keeps it stable on uneven surfaces.
2 stationary shelves for greater stability.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy NORRSTEN here

Kast Tall Storage

While this might be high on the price scale, it sure has some nice attributes: the very large size and the odd (but good) door colors.

Kast is a storage unit that is modular in structure. Supplemented by two simple wooden crates and a further basic module, a shelf/wall cupboard combination arises. Van Severen paid special attention to the color for the sliding doors, which not only emphasize Kast’s elegant and yet seemingly classical proportions, but also give it a fresh and optimistic sense.
Kast tall storage is offered with eight sliding doors in pink, dark green, bronze-grey, dark blue, sulphur yellow and bright white powder-coated sheet aluminum.

54.25″ h | 96″ L | 15.75″ w

$10,695.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.,
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Price: $10,695.00
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The Pisa Book Shelf

This is such a strange bookshelf…it is definitely more sculptural, and at just over 5′, I’d almost be tempted to have a few floating around a big room, or maybe just lined up against a large wall?…hmm…

“Tall sculptural bookshelf makes a strong statement in any environment. Dark wood veneer (sonokeling), certified harvest.”

Dimensions: 12.5″ W x 29″ D x 63.5″ H
$500.00,
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Price: $500.00
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