Shelving/Storage

Lucio Console

Man, I’d buy this if we needed a media console (though it might take some time to save up for it). It’s so simple and I love the sliding walnut doors.

“Four sliding doors integrate beautifully into the piece, enhancing the console’s rectangular shape. Each door reveals adjustable shelving, easily accommodating large and small objects. Wood veneer available in 3 finishes, with a stainless steel base. Shown with a Dark Walnut case and Natural Walnut doors.”

85l x 19w x 23h

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,100.00
Availability: Buy Lucio Console 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.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

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

Storyline by Frederik Roijé

This shelf would be just the thing to display your books- all the while being an excellent statement of modern aesthetic. I love that it can go vertical or horizontal and that you could change the look just by rearranging the books.

‘Sound finds a physical identity in the beautifully crafted Storyline bookshelf. By first processing a word into soundwaves, the physical shape is then mirrored in powder-coated steel, using an explicit folding technique. Appropriately enough, the word that inspired this lovely piece was “bliss”.’

35″W x 8″L x 11″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $319
Availability: Buy Storyline by Frederik Roijé 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

[posted by kris]

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.

[posted by kris]

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.”

[posted by kris]

More information:

View Box shelving here

Alex Drawer Unit

So, normally we don’t post things from Ikea because it’s just too easy. They’ve got loads of inexpensive suitable/good design, and we figure people don’t need much help there. But, I should probably share that we recently redesigned our office, and the main change was from a simple long desk to an L-shaped one with this added drawer unit underneath. For a little more than $100, it works pretty well and looks pretty decent. Maybe it’s not for everyone, but if you’re on a budget it works just fine.

26 3/8 “w x 18 7/8 “d x 26 “h

**Also, Apartment Therapy recently invited us to share our workspace pics on their ‘Behind the Blog’ feature, so if you’re curious about where I post from, you can see it here. (And in response to one of the comments- yes, the poster is everywhere but I don’t care. I love it anyways. So there.)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $119
Availability: Buy Alex Drawer Unit 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

Crepax Cabinets

Holy. This alone would make a room. I mean that- you wouldn’t need anything else eye catching or stylish if you had this (which is good because you might not be able to afford anything else).

“This piece of furniture features the artwork of graphic artist Guido Crepax (1933-2003), who was hugely influential in the development of European comic art in the second half of the 20th century. His most famous storyline, featuring the character ‘Valentina’, was created in 1965.”

graphics printed on white polished MDF, sealed with lacquer
top and back in black lacquered MDF
lacquered aluminum feet

Crepax Kadhorna cabinet (left):
37.75″ x 19.5″ height 45.5″
$6,150.00

Crepax Valentina nel Metro cabinet (low), (right):
56.5″ x 19.5″ height 27.5″
$4,500.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,500.00
Availability: Buy Crepax Cabinets here

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Honey Drip HD_4 Credenza

This is perfect because it’s so simple- and it’s eco-friendly, which makes it even better.

“HoneyDrip pairs high-end, eco-friendly oriented strand board with solid steel powder-coated in an arresting red. The 1 1/8-inch thick honey-toned tops have a recessed center thereby framing the shape of the table within itself and the edges have a dramatic bevel that adds further visual excitement to each piece.”

72″L x 20″W x 28″H

Designed by David Brunicardi.
Made from oriented strand board.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,290.00
Availability: Buy Honey Drip HD_4 Credenza here

Ruffle frame shelf

This ruffle frame shelf is an easy way to add a little warmth to a cold space.

Wood frame with resin. 2 fixed shelves. wall mountable. white. 29″w x 7.5″d x 31′h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Ruffle frame shelf here

Anga Shelving

I’m pleased with this new arrival to the Ikea catalog. It’s perfect for a home office and comes with a much slimmer price tag than some of those fancier Italian versions.

$510.00 as shown on left. Pricing depends on configuration.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

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.

Opus Incertum Shelving Unit by Sean Yoo

Though this has some weight restrictions, it’s quite a find. Completely recyclable and indoor/outdoor friendly, it’s got credentials that justify the price.

“recipient of the design distinction award by ID Magazine, the opus incertum is made from expanded polypropylene and measures 39.4″ x 13.8″ x 39.4″ and can be stacked. useful for a moderate amount of books or as a display shelf, a single unit has a capacity of 110 pounds. please note that this capacity stays the same when you stack the units- so the base can only support 110 pounds in total. can be used indoors or outdoors. ”

100% recyclable.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $494.00
Availability: Buy Opus Incertum Shelving Unit by Sean Yoo here