Shelving/Storage

Alu Media Stand

I think this is an excellent example of a piece of furniture that does its job without a lot of fuss.

“Functional, mobile and inconspicuous”
Designed exclusively for DWR by Luciano Bertoncini.

Smooth-edged cast aluminum with powder-coat finish

-Rounded corners
-Top shelf is scaled to hold televisions up to 250 lbs.
-Lower glass shelf has a 50 lb capacity
-Locking plastic casters (sold separately)
-Assembly required.
-Made in Italy.

H 13.75″ W 51″ D 22″ Shelf H 3.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $698.00
Availability: Buy Alu Media Stand here

Rustic Wood Shelf

Oh, I do believe this little shelf is worth highlighting. The unfinished edge gives it a nice natural texture and makes it a bit more special than just any ol’ modern floating shelf.

“Made from colonial-era railroad ties which have been procured from Northern India, these recycled solid teak shelves have been waxed and polished to a deep sheen. No two pieces are alike. The width of each shelf may vary. Wall-mounting hardware is included. Not recommended to support heavy weight.”

18″ l x 5″-7″ w x 2″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $37.25
Availability: Buy Rustic Wood Shelf here

Spinny Cabinet

From the studio of Joe Columbo (currently being run by Ignazia Favata) comes the Spinny Cabinet which rotates around a central spine. Also available is a wall mounted version. I am pretty excited about that one. I think it would not only be visually stunning but also think of how convenient it would be.

49.2” h | 29.1” dia.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1225.00
Availability: Buy Spinny Cabinet here

Shadow Box Tower

This piece would be perfect as a floating divider or along a wall in multiples. But, hey, if you just want one against a wall to show off your stuff, then that would be good too. There’s also a shorter version with four openings/cubicles.

Cold rolled steel
Hand-applied patina adds depth and texture
Graphite lacquer finish
3″ recessed top
Made in the USA

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Sideboard RW111

This is a nice storage piece for the office or living room. The construction is a nice thick solid steel which is painted.

45″ x 15.75″ x 21.7″h with feet or 17.75″h on castors

Purchase Information:

Price: $848.99
Availability: Buy Sideboard RW111 here

Scrapile crate and tray

We’ve posted stuff from the Scrapile guys before. If you’ve forgotten, here’s the run down. I think their work is pretty awesome. They take something that would have just filled our landfills and turn it into something useful and nice to look at. Also, they use non-toxic glue coupled with their intense woodworking skills.

“Each item is handcrafted and unique, and may contain a wide range of materials, including poplar, walnut, bamboo, plywood, yellow pine and cherry. The striations of the wood not only look fabulous, they also will pick up on and coordinate with whatever dominant wood color you have in your décor.”

Tray Measurements: H 3″ x W 12″ x L 18″

Crate Measurements: H 10.5″ x W 12″ x L 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Scrapile crate and tray here

oblique solid oak by marcel wanders

I thought this a clever idea for magazines…no doubt that some enterprising soul will be able to make this for a little less than what this particular one is selling for, but nevertheless, it’s worth pointing out.
And, I guess if you’ve got the money, you might as well spend it on this, right?

Purchase Information:

Price: $1378.00
Availability: Buy oblique solid oak by marcel wanders here

Vintage Credenza

Vintage shopping can be difficult because if you have something in mind that you’re looking for, chances are you could search for a very long time until you find it. But if you’re on a budget, I recommend vintage shopping over shopping at IKEA, because the pieces have lasted fifty years and will last another fifty, unlike their MDF counterparts.

The people at Two Jakes (Jake and Jake?) make your job a little easier by offering some great older pieces at low prices. Check them out. This credenza is $225, a comparable price for an IKEA credenza.

style :
mid century

description :
wood sliding 2 door credenza

dimensions :
30h x 60x x 17d

Purchase Information:

Price: $225
Availability: Buy Vintage Credenza here

Chicago 8 Box Shelving Unit

I’m positive I’ve seen this before. Maybe I might have passed it over for something more flashy or sleek, but upon further investigation I think it’s worth serious consideration. It’s a bookcase that won’t overshadow what you put in it, yet still stands strong on it’s design-award-worthy-legs.

You also have your choice of cherry or maple veneer shelving unit with tubular steel legs.

1.5d x 94w x 77.5h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499.00
Availability: Buy Chicago 8 Box Shelving Unit here

ducduc Austin Credenza

I’m quite fond of this credenza. I’ve long been looking for something just like this to hold that stuff that needs to be stored, and the black accent on the end of this caught my eye. The orange insides certainly help as well.

Not a bad selection of finishes either:
khaki/white, limed oak/white, natural walnut/white, stained walnut/white, white/white

100 percent hardwood, non-VOC lacquered paint.
Made in the USA.

56″ W x24″ H x20″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,450.00
Availability: Buy ducduc Austin Credenza here

Peepshow book shelf

Wow. What a great design.

“Dutch designed book shelf made of solid Dimb Wood. Dimensions are 78.74″H x 36.22″W x 9.84″D

Advice: The wood is untreated to maintain its natural beauty. Polishing with beeswax will give the wood a deeper, warmer color. Stains can easily be removed with fine sandpaper.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1900
Availability: Buy Peepshow book shelf here

Barbee Record shelf

Remember when there was a ceremony to listening to music? Instead of just clicking a button on a device you actually took a record out of it’s sleeve and got to look at the cover art and interact with it. These shelves are such a great way to display your records while still making them accessible.

The guys at Furni have other really great items that are well designed and affordable. Check it out.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Index Bookshelf

If you’ve got a chunk of change saved up to spend on a bookshelf, this would be the one I would suggest, hands down. (Fo’ real.)

Available in maple, cherry, walnut or wenge veneers with metal supports.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1598.00
Availability: Buy Index Bookshelf here

Studio Metal Spine Bookcase

A few different retailers have their version of this, but this is the cheapest one I’ve found. If you’re interested in the uber sturdy version I recommend the Sapien Bookcase from DWR for $198.

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Studio Metal Spine Bookcase here

Studio Library Shelving

Here’s a great wall mounted option for shelving. Also, notice that if you do want three, it’s cheaper to buy them individually instead of in the set.

“Books become a striking decorative element when stacked on our innovative solid-ash shelving. It’s designed to hold oversized art and coffee-table books. The U-shaped shelves attach to a flat steel bar that’s stud mounted to the wall for stability. Finished with a rich mahogany stain. 8 x 8 x 48” h.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Studio Library Shelving here