Shelving/Storage

Gesh Sideboard

At just over $500 off the original price, I’d say this sideboard is a serious consideration.

“This striking sideboard, designed by Terence Conran and exclusive to The Cornan Shop, has a mocha-stained beech-veneer frame and anodised aluminum sliding doors and base. It has an internal vertical divide and a shelf in the left compartment with a removable CD/DVD/Video inset in the right compartment, making it a multi-functional piece of furniture.”

W67 x D17.5 x H23.5 in

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Gesh Sideboard here

lovely rita shelf by Ron Arad

This amazing shelf made in Italy by Kartell can be installed either right side up or upside down with two different effects.

39″ w | 7.5″ h | 7.9″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Availability: Buy lovely rita shelf by Ron Arad here

Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving

I’m guessing most of us don’t have this kind of cash lying around just waiting to be spent on a bookcase, but it sure is impressive.

“Behind the Tier Shelving’s simple silhouette lies a complicated fabrication technique resulting in no visible hardware. As well as appearing to be free floating, this wall mounted shelving system is available in two different shelf depths, 12″ or 16″. An optional 24″ deep desk surface is also available. Shelf widths are available in 4′ or 8′ lengths. In addition, you may choose an overall unit height of 6′ or 8′. To customize your unit further, you may choose from two different dimensions between your shelves, 12.75″ or 17.25″.”

Aluminum tiers support walnut or oak veneered shelves. Aluminum available in multiple finishes; anodized natural or powder coated white, orange gray, and red.

96h x 96w x 12d

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,200.00
Availability: Buy Hivemindesign – Tier Shelving here

Reclaimed Patchwood Cube Cabinet

Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve always been one for the more eclectic look at home, and maybe that’s why this cabinet caught my eye. I like how it has a relatively modern structure overall, with the different types of wood being the interesting thing about it…and I think whatever pieces surround it in a home would determine the classification of style- if you put it with country rustic, it would definitely read that way, but juxtaposed with something modern it could be a really unique modern piece.

“…handmade from barn wood, molding from houses and beaded board. This unique accent piece is a patchwork quilt of interesting patterns and textures handmade by Georgia artist Margaret Taylor. Combining rustic material with practical and modern design, this sturdy steel patchwood cube will be an ideal storage piece in the dining room, bedroom, bathroom, entry way or kitchen.”

23″ W x 15″ D x 26″ H

Purchase Information:

Price: $590.00
Availability: Buy Reclaimed Patchwood Cube Cabinet here

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

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.