Shelving/Storage

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.)

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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

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.

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.

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

U Bend

I love that this shelf allows you to use a book as a bookend.

The shelf is available in two high gloss powder coated finishes, black or white.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95
Availability: Buy U Bend here

Sapporo Shelving, One High

It’s so nice to know there is modular furniture out there that can grow and change according to your needs. This system can be changed depending on how high or tall or wide you’d like it, simply by adding or taking away an individual unit. The photo shown here is one unit with a steel base (the doors are sold separately), but you could afford to buy this now as a tv stand (for example) and then add on later to make a bookcase. The back is completely finished as well, so you could also use it as a room divider if you went with buying a taller unit.

“The Sapporo Shelving System by Jesús Gasca combines the elegant minimalism of Japanese design with Spain’s technically refined modernism to produce a system of case goods that meets a multiplicity of needs in a gracious and flexible format…”

H 21″ W 47.5″ D 14″

$495.00

Transparent or Frosted doors, $88.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Sapporo Shelving, One High here

Noisy Furniture

You too can look like a crazy genius.

“Noisy Furniture is a modular furniture system. Each element attaches to the next via a Dual Lock re-closable fastener. This allows one to create endless constructions ranging from a straight and sober aesthetic to something wild and unexpected.”

Limited Edition of 21 sets with engraved lamp part.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,250.00
Availability: Buy Noisy Furniture here

See-Saw Bookshelf

Even if you don’t have the urge to snap this up and put it on display in your living room, surely you can find appreciation for the delightful design somewhere in your heart/head.

“Every book tells its own story. Every book has its own weight. By playing with balance, the See-Saw bookshelf visualizes the breadth of our home libraries.”

Walnut wood with powder coated steel parts.

shelf: 47.25″ x 9.8″ x 2″
stand: 13.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1899.00
Availability: Buy See-Saw Bookshelf here

Mod Cork Credenza

This provides plenty of inspiration to cover all available doors in cork. Not that you would, of course, want tacks stuck in all sorts of places, but it does liven up the possibilities for art in unexpected places. This credenza has worthy environmental credentials as well.

“Clean modern lines and a strong focus on environmentally friendly materials inform the Cork Credenza. The cork doors are made from the renewable bark of cork trees without harm to the tree itself. The cabinet utlizes rapidly renewable bamboo for the frame and FSC certified birch plywood for the interior (both materials are made with formaldehyde-free adhesives). The credenza is finished with low VOC topcoats for healthier indoor air quality.”

18.5″ deep x 59.5″ wide x 29.75″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500.00
Availability: Buy Mod Cork Credenza here

Sale on Bamboo Floating Shelves

Chic, simple platforms for photos and accessories. Wood construction. Mounting hardware included. Bamboo veneer.

4.5″d x 1.5″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99-$34.99
Availability: Buy Sale on Bamboo Floating Shelves here