Shelving/Storage

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,975.00
Availability: Buy Design Planar Dresser 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
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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

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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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Purchase Information:

Price: $10,695.00
Availability: Buy Kast Tall Storage here

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00
Availability: Buy The Pisa Book Shelf here

Draper Cabinet

Now here’s a nice modern take on sophistication.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1685
Availability: Buy Draper Cabinet here

Red Hô bookcase

This bookcase has an integrated ladder (or this ladder has an integrated bookcase).

Range about 200 cd and dvd or about 100 books
Red lacquered ladder bookcase
Design jocelyn DERIS

240 cm x 63,30 cm (depth on the soll 50 cm)

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Sami HayekTM for Target

Well, hopefully you know that usually you get what you pay for when it comes to furniture. With that said, this decent (looking) desk and bookcase cost under $150 each, and when you’re on a tight budget, that’s music to the ears.


Sami HayekTM Bookcase
, $129.99, Buy it here.
-Made of Metal in Powder-Coated Gray Finish
-Frame Features Sturdy Platform Base
-Cross-Bar Support, Chrome Hardware
-Assembly Required
-Dimensions: 37.25 x 11.75 x 60.25″


Sami HayekTM Desk
, $149.00, Buy it here.

-Made of Wood Composite in Melamine Gray Finish
-Frame Features Squared Pedestal Base
-Satin Nickel Pulls
-Assembly Required
-Dimensions: 52 x 23.88 x 30″ “; Drawer/Basket Dimensions: 35.75 x 16.35″ “; 52 x 23.88″

(Also, you can get 15% off when you spend $125 or more on furniture at Target.com

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.99
Availability: Buy Sami HayekTM for Target here

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Richardson Reeves Console

“Eschew”? For real?

“Meld spare line with century-old reclaimed pine planking, fine craftsmanship with more than multiple use function and, voila, the Richardson Reeves makes its Sundance debut. Eschew as we do the bounds of strict traditional or equally restrictive haute contemporary design with a furnishings statement born of both…richly patinaed naturally and fitted with four incredibly ample drawers for use in both dining (wonderbar sideboard) or the bed chamber (exceptional chest). Made in the USA of imported parts.”

71-1/2″W x 22″D x 26-3/4″H.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,795.00
Availability: Buy Richardson Reeves Console here

Wave Sideboard, White

The undulating facade of this sideboard would add a textured element (of sorts) to a dining or living room.

“This sculptural sideboard cabinet – winner of the prestigious 100% Design Award and runner up in the Elle Decor award – is a genuine masterpiece by renowned designer Russell Pinch.”

Materials: Solid Oak White painted cabinet with two drawers in the middle, a door on each side, and Stainless Steel square legs.

W59 x D20 x H24.75 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,750.00
Availability: Buy Wave Sideboard, White here

Nite Bedside Table

This rather clever bedside table is wall mounted so it’ll take up less room. This would also be perfect for the entryway or for a central phone/gadget resting place.

Made in Sweden.

Material: white Plexi.
Height 380, depth 250, width 330 mm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Availability: Buy Nite Bedside Table here

Lovely Rita Bookshelf

A bookshelf certainly doesn’t have to be boring…

“A bookshelf that draws inspiration from the sinuous form of a ribbon, Lovely Rita features an innovative and beautiful reinterpretation of the traditional bookshelf. Its unique design allows it to be fitted side-by-side with other modules to meet the user’s desired length. Available in four translucent color options, Lovely Rita adds a soft and elegant accent to the living room, bedroom or study.”

7.5″ H x 39.38″ W x 7.88″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Availability: Buy Lovely Rita Bookshelf here

Joe Bookshelf

I love this polar bear book shelf. Were I lucky enough to own it I would paint all my book spines white and put them in the shelves.

Purchase Information:

Price: £5,900
Availability: Buy Joe Bookshelf here

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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