Shelves

Dash Wall-Mounted Shelving

If you’ve ever wrestled with floating shelves, you know that finding studs or installing anchors is usually a huge pain in the ass. The Dash Wall-Mounted Shelving by Darin Montgomery (of Urbancase) promises easy mounting via a smart system that requires no stud mounting locations. Really, no studs. Each thin shelf holds up to 40 pounds, so you could confidently stack some books or set a couple of speakers on there without worrying about the whole thing tumbling down.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: A+R Store

Birdhouse Bookshelf

Perch your book on this little shelf by Thing industries for safekeeping. It’s the perfect ledge beside the bed, for it has an angled roof that will keep your place in whatever book you’re reading. Stash your alarm clock or your mobile phone inside, or anything else that needs to be out of the way yet within easy reach.
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Price: $90.00
Available from: Thing industries

Stone Shelf

If you don’t need a small-ish shelf, then good for you. For the rest of us, we could probably use a small perch to set our phone and/or keys when we walk in the door, or as a diminutive ledge for the bathroom or bedside for our watches and jewelry. This one from Fort Standard is made of marble, which adds an extra ounce (or ounces, as the case may be) of luxury.
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Price: $275.00
Available from: Fort Standard

Hay Denmark Pivot Table

I bet you’ll have some fun with these Pivot Tables. They’re made from steel circles, and each one is folded in different ways in order to create varying geometric compositions. Four variants plus a multifunctional mount let you place the Pivot in just the right spot, and I dare say it would be a shame to order only one, as it seems like a grouping would make the most impact.
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Price: CAD199.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

FUWL Cage Shelf

Do you need a shelf plus some sort of storage spot for mittens and hats? Perhaps you need a Fuwl Cage Shelf from Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love. It’s an ideal landing pad for your keys and such, and the lid lifts off to keep your other personal things within sight and within reach.
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Price: $119.95
Available from: Menu Design Shop

Fferrone Corner Shelf

Corner space won’t go to waste with this shelf by Fferrone. A minimal, ribbon-like shape fits into corners to provide a suitable space for books or other smaller items. Consider several for a larger storage statement or just one for displaying your favorite cache of collectables.
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Price: $825.00
Available from: Horne

360 Shelf

This isn’t an ordinary wall shelf- it turns 360 degrees for custom display options. A built in adjustment system lets you angle it any which way- books, magazines, tablets, you name it, and it’ll look more interesting when you switch it from a 45 degree angle to a 70, just because you feel like it. Group a few together for a bigger statement or just get a couple for your favorite reading spot. Fun!
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Kickstarter

The Floyd Shelf

Thankfully, the clever people behind The Floyd Leg didn’t stop with increasing the amount of tables on this earth: there’s now The Floyd Shelf. One set of a left and right shelf bracket can create one shelf- you just have to supply the flat surface. Maybe you’ve got some wood lying around, maybe some other mysterious material, but put your brain to work in thinking up ways you can utilize your existing ‘stuff’ to create a new shelf to put your other stuff like books and plants and such.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: Floyd Studio

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Leaning Wall Pocket

Put in a pocket! Why not hide your sundries away in a 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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Price: €69.00
Available from: Objekten

Marble Wall-Mounted Shelf

If you’re a complete snob, you might turn your nose up at “Carrara-style” marble, but marble is marble is marble for most people, and a smallish shelf for just under $50 might just go a long way to helping a storage problem. Maybe you could use an extra surface in the bathroom or in the kitchen? Snap one (or two) of these shelves up for an easy fix.
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Price: $47.96
Available from: CB2

Profil Aluminum Wall Shelf

If you’re in need of an affordable sort of steel ledge, you’d do well to check out CB2’s Bent Metal Wall Shelf, $199. It will hold your sundries and art objects just fine. However, if you’re after a longer, leaner look, you might want to consider digging into your wallet a bit more for the Profil Aluminum Wall Shelf by Jörg Schellmann. Made of extruded aluminum with a powder coat paint finish, each shelf may be used upside down to create a sculptural top to another unit or combined end to end for larger display. Side panels are also an option.
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Price: $570.00 - 845.00
Available from: Luminaire

Coverboy Hanging Wire Rack

If you’re not embarrassed of your LPs and magazines, this wire rack might just be the ticket to clear off that clutter from your coffee or side table. The Coverboy holds and displays whatever you decide to put in it, making it a versatile sort of shelving option for any prized miscellany. Use just one or combine multiples for a bigger statement.
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Price: $198.00 - 238.00
Availability: Buy Coverboy Hanging Wire Rack here

Alex Building System

What’s the deal with this jumble of junctions and thumb screws? It’s the Alex Building System, and you’re going to have a lot of fun if you like putting things together with your own two hands, no tools needed. Various junctions can be tightened with the thumb screws onto wood sections to create anything your brain can dream up; coffee tables, consoles, side tables, shelving systems, etc. And, man, talk about the clean design- can you believe those joints look as nice as they do? It won’t be cheap no matter what size item you plan to build, but the possibilities are endless, so you may alter it as your needs change, and that makes the system worth every penny.

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Price: $17.50 and up
Available from: Nine Stories Limited Editions

Gridy Fungi Shelf

Don’t be put off by the ‘Fungi’ word in the title of these Gridy Fungi Shelves, it serves merely as a reminder that they were inspired by the shelf fungus that grows horizontally out of trees in the woods and forests. Three different sizes will fit wherever you might need them. Think of a few in the hallway for display of certain special keepsakes, a couple in the kitchen for spices and small recipe books, or just one in the bedroom for your reading stack beside the bed.
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Price: $40.00 - 100.00
Available from: Leibal

10×10 Shelves

Now, fair warning, this pair of shelves isn’t cheap. However, each 10×10 shelf may be installed in either orientation, which gives you a variety of arrangements suitable in many locations throughout your home. Maybe your office needs an extra ledge, or a spot to put extra books? Perhaps your bathroom needs more storage space for lotions, or all those beauty potions? There you go, two problems solved with one set of shelves. And, if you’re thinking that the 24″ length is a tad too small, you’ll be happy to hear that custom sizing (and wood species and finishes) are available.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: Assembly Design