Shelving/Storage

Smith Storage Cart

Yes, we posted this years ago (2008!), but this multipurpose unit is still pretty impressive. It serves as a detachable file cabinet, a stool, a rolling cart and, in multiples, even stackable shelves. It’s also recyclable once the plastic wheels are removed, though for the price, you’d be better off selling it to a fellow design aficionado.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $690.00
Available from: Surrounding

Simple Shelf

Sure, a simple shelf sounds okay, but then you see the frame sort of floats away from the wall, and that means extra dimension. Not an extra dimension (don’t get too excited), just extra dimension, as in, a pinch of optical illusion when you walk by. The robots and bus make it look perfect for a kid’s room, but the collectors among us know an extra shelf or two means room to show off those few valuables/momentos that are worth keeping.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Umbra

Shilf Modular Shelving System

Modular shelving? For real? Yes, it’s true, and I do have to say these look great in person, so you have my personal nod of approval. This set certainly isn’t new, as we first posted it years ago, but it’s worth remembering if you’re in the market for a storage system. The Shilf System allows for custom configurations without tools or hardware- you heard me right, no tools or hardware. You can buy the components individually or purchase a set, either way, you’ll have some great shelves that are easy to put together and easy to alter should your storage needs change.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00 - 209.00 per component
Available from: Blu Dot

Seed Furniture

Someone’s got the right idea here. A bureau that can switch from a changing table to a bar, and back again when the time is right. Oh, and maybe you’ll want an armoire? Add a top. It’s modular furniture that doesn’t look cheap, and offers a variety of door materials and styles. And, if a changing table/bar/bureau doesn’t fit your needs, there’s a Media Cabinet and Bookshelf worth a look.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,400.00
Available from: Seed Furniture

Framework Credenza

Still on the search for media storage? Join the club. If your budget is around the $500-$700 range, you could do a whole lot worse than this credenza. It won’t take care of tidying your cables for you, but it sure does have plenty of space for all manner of receivers, DVRs, and other such gadgets. The sleek iron frame with acacia wood planks are easy on the eyes as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: CB2

Leaning Wall Pocket

Put in a pocket! Why not hide your sundries away in a plywood and felt pouch? It looks to have a marsupial sort of security with its leaning angle and soft sides. Plus, you know it doesn’t hurt to have a one place to put all those mittens, maps, and hats, as that’s the only place you’ll have to look when you’re ready to venture outside of your home territory. Hang it in your entryway, office, closet, or wherever you need a place to put stuff.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €119.00
Available from: Objekten

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Sum Shelving System

How about some asymmetrical shelving for your storage needs? Made of solid cherry, the Sum Shelving System attaches to the wall with brass fixings. Three of the four sides of each shelf have a special groove that allows endless configurations, so you’ll have a multitude of arrangements to choose from depending on your needs. Build it up vertically, horizontally, diagonally- whichever way you prefer. Sold as a set of 3.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00
Available from: shopHORNE.com

Alden Sideboard

Sideboards are one of those investment pieces that stick with us no matter how much we move, so you might want to make sure you do your research before buying one just because it matches your dining table. Eastvold has an excellent option in the Alden Sideboard. The wood grain runs seamlessly across the door/drawer fronts, giving a unified, sleek look. Dovetailed drawers, soft-close slides, and hidden hinges add to its qualifications. And, hey, this doesn’t have to go in your dining room; it can easily live as a media center, as it accommodates media equipment wiring and has adjustable shelves.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,930.00
Available from: Eastvold

Swedese Ivy Shelving

If you like everything to be lined up and precise, this might not be the shelving for you. The Ivy has the option to seemingly sway precariously to the side; it also stacks straight up, but that’s not as much fun. Make it as high or as low as you wish, as each shelf is sold as a unit.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $470.00
Available from: Huset

Magda Bookshelf

Interesting. This bookshelf is basically one steel tube with one central support, a little different from the usual two-bracket-one-flat-shelf idea, isn’t it? It’s stated that no tools are needed, but seeing as there screws in the picture, you might want to have a Phillips screwdriver handy.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Leibal

The Dorm Shelf

Extreme minimalists: ignore this post. Everyone else: if you simply must display your trinkets and tchotchkes, consider the Dorm shelf by Ferm Living. It’s a more modern option than anything you’ll find on eBay, and will set off your collectibles without offending anyone’s eyes.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $138.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Stockholm Sideboard

Few things manage to hit just the right note of elegant simplicity, but the Stockholm Sideboard by Mario Ruiz for Punt is perfectly pitched. Quality materials, fine detailing, and the absence of drawer pulls creates a minimal luxe look, while the elevated sides add an extra shelving space that will keep books and artifacts* safely placed. Something like this is surely customizable, yes? Of course. Choose between pale rose or gold for the top shelf edging and white, black, stone, or dark brown for the slim legs. See the various veneer options below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £2,454.00
Available from: Utility Design

BrickBox

This might look vaguely IKEA-ish, but rest assured its origins are in Spain rather than Sweden. Modular boxes are stacked to create a versatile and very portable storage solution. The boxes are deep enough for vinyl records or cable boxes and may be disassembled for shipment. Do make note that you’ll need both the large and small modules to create a finished edge as shown above.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $47.00 - 55.00 per box
Available from: ModMobili

Score Storage

This Score Storage by Debra Folz integrates a textile to soften up the hard edges of case goods. The interchangeable 100% wool panels are magnetically attached to the outside, so they’re easy to switch out when you want a color change. Combine several colors if you’re feeling particularly brave or stick to a nice monochrome palette; either way, it will be nice to mix things up with a quick color change.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,200.00 and up
Available from: Debra Folz

Symbol Record Storage Cabinet

If you’ve refused to surrender your record collection (or CD collection, for that matter), you’ll be overjoyed to see this series from Symbol Audio. The LPC series is made specifically for housing vinyls, and each “hopper” drawer swivels open to show up to 160 records. You can choose between a few sizes depending on your collection (and budget), with or without drawers sized for holding CDs. Each piece is bench-made to order in West Virginia, so you’ll have to wait around 4-6 weeks, but that’s nothing compared to not having the perfect storage piece.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,100.00 and up
Available from: 2Modern