Shelving/Storage

Babel Modular Shelving System

Every once in a while I’ll have to plug in the name of a piece into BLTD’s search bar to see if we’ve posted it before, which is no surprise, really, considering there’s over 8,000 posts and my memory refuses to remember them all. Such was the case with this Babel Shelving System. It’s modular, so you can place the block modules in the layout you desire, as long as you maintain a staggered design to keep it structurally sound. I smell a DIY opportunity for someone crafty with a table saw and a whole lot of patience (and math skills). However, if you avoid DIY projects like the plague, luckily the pricing isn’t so prohibitive that you can’t save up for it (eventually).
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Price: $1,588.00 - 4,263.00
Available from: Suite New York

Peliship

Display your prized possessions with a Peliship, an angular wall-mounted ledge. Available in small, medium, or large, and available pointing either right or left, you’ll be able to pick the right size and shape to optimize the space for your favorite stack of books and whatever other special objects you wish to display.
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Price: $80.00 - 120.00
Available from: Elkamii

Paper Cabinet

Primary colors might not be your thing, but you might want to reconsider when it comes to buying the next storage piece for your home, as Moooi has some new color options for their Paper Collection by Studio Job. If you’re not familiar with the line, each piece is made entirely of paper, cardboard and papier-mâché, and possesses enough classic lines to regally nod at the past while thumbing its nose (so to speak) at it as well with its uncharacteristic materials and colors. The Paper Cabinet, shown above, has four shelves for book and media display, with two bottom panels more storage space.

The whole piece is easy to assemble yet requires no screws, nuts or bolts; this gives the cabinet a “seamless, light sensibility with loads of personality.” Do be sure to take a look at the Paper Patchwork Cabinet (shown below) if you’re a little more brave when choosing multiple colors in your home’s scheme. There’s also the Paper Cupboard in white (also below) for the less adventurous.
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Price: $4,172.00
Available from: YLighting

Shale 2 Door / 2 Drawer Wall-Mounted Cabinet

A wall-mounted cabinet cleans up the look of a room immediately, as there are no legs to clutter up sight lines along the floor. The Shale 2 Door / 2 Drawer Wall-Mounted Cabinet from Blu Dot would be a good choice for storage in any room- bedroom, living room or dining- as you can pick your preferred height to fit the space. Adjustable shelves and wire management holes make it a good option for media storage as well.
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Price: $2,299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Stacked Shelving from Muuto

If you need easy, configurable shelving, look no further than the Stacked Shelving from Muuto. Natural wood and white boxes form building blocks to let you create the exact size and shape that you want, making them a great storage option for your own home- living, office, or bedroom. Have fun with randomly stacking the three sizes available, and don’t forget to take advantage of negative spaces to increase storage capacity.
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Price: $139.00 - 239.00 per piece
Available from: DWR

LAX 4×2 Bookcase

Do you know how annoying it is when books topple over for lack of bookends? Good, because that saves me from explaining why integrated dividers in a shelving system are a sanity saver. This particular bookcase in the LAXseries gets high points for its spare, simple lines and the natural finish on the solid English walnut wood.
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Price: $888.00
Available from: HORNE

Perch Shelves

Dino Sanchez has a small collection of shelves that are classically constructed and assembled, and one of them is begging to organize a stack of cookbooks in your kitchen. Another one is wishing to hold your nightly stack of reading, as it has a little lamp attached. And the big one, that one wants to take on the hefty job of holding all those books, folders, and files on your desktop. A strategically placed shelf can make the difference between a cluttered corner and an organized room, and, if you’re going to buy a shelf, you might as well buy a nice one, right?
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Price: $410.00 - 525.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

Present Modular Shelving by MOCO x Furni

What do we have here? It looks like a modular shelving system, but it’s certainly unlike any you’ll find at a regular retailer. With a pair of brass plated rails, three solid walnut shelf elements, each “module” of the Present Modular Shelving will provide multiple storage functions to fit your needs. Use the box element as a simple container for emptying your pockets or as a frame for your favorite items. The rail is perfect for hanging skateboards, or with the hooks (included), hang up your jackets and scarves.

And, if you need further convincing, know that the Present Modular Shelving is the first MOCO x Furni product, a collaboration between MOCO LOCO and Furni, the Montreal-based design and lifestyle brand/manufacturer. Convinced that you could find a place for it in your own home? Watch the video below to see more and back the project over at Kickstarter.
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Price: CAD425.00
Available from: Kickstarter

008 Atlantico Low Chest

Here’s another piece to add to your ‘when-I-have-an-extra-$4500-to-spend’ list. This chest from Atlantico (aka De La Espada) smacks of high quality, from the solid planks of wood that make its top, base, panels, and sides all the way down to its lovely slender legs. Mortise and tenon joints plus dovetail joinery tick off two other quality points, and rest assured that attention to detail means seamless connections. Choose between American Black Walnut or American White Oak.
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Price: $4,555.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Stack Modular Storage System

Don’t get overwhelmed just yet, as you’re the head honcho in deciding how your own Stack Modular Storage System will look. Various cabinets in a variety of colors can be stacked together or used apart, just pick the appropriate base for the configuration you want. Oh, and if a static base bores you, there’s also a Trolley Base for mobility.
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Price: $250.00 - 900.00
Available from: YLiving

Hitch Bookcase

If you’ve been jonesing for a wall of books to grace your living room- soon to be called ‘the library’ in a vague European accent- consider this new bookcase from Blu Dot. Steel uprights support wood veneered shelves for a slight industrial edge. How about the pricing, you say? One Hitch Bookcase is $599, with each additional Add-on at $499.
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Price: $599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Cupboard

Storage pieces don’t come cheap, so after you digest the price tag of this Cupboard, take a look at its sliding doors and think of the different ways you might choose to display certain keepsakes. Thanks to the lack of hardware, the doors may remain open or closed without looking messy, giving you various options for storage versus display. This piece is made from high-quality birch plywood- straight from locally harvested forests, of course- in Belgium.
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Price: $2,459.00
Available from: leibal

Prime Media Console

Hmm, this media console by Mark Daniel (of Slate Design) has the right sort of look and the right sort of price. Plantation-grown shesham wood is set off nicely by an iron base, and there’s the nice detail of a finished back in case you need to float the piece in the middle of a room. Two open shelves provide space for components with two drawers below for storage. And, yes, don’t worry, there are cutouts for managing cords.
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Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

Shoester Closet Organizer

Some people are fortunate enough to have custom cabinetry perfectly fitted to their wardrobes, and some people have a mess of shoes at the bottom of their small closets. If you belong to the latter group, you might consider this shoe shelf, especially if you want something quick and easy (as in, no tools required). It hangs from the existing closet rod and can be adjusted to fit under shorter jackets and shirts or longer hanging items like dresses, winter coats and more.

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Price: $30.00
Available from: Umbra

Heartwork Media Credenza with Legs

Here’s a media credenza that happily fits the bill of a not-so-big budget with an uncompromising I-refuse-to-buy-anything-else-from-Ikea ideology. There’s a full-length adjustable shelf and it has cord management holes inside and through to the bottom to allow the credenza to float within a room if desired.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $850.00
Available from: Heartwork, Inc.