Shelves

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

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

Askew Shelves

Do you need some sculptural storage? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Debra Folz brings us these Askew shelves, which are, you guessed it, set askew to the wall. The drawer fronts are nicely crafted as to be almost invisible, and while it would cost quite a few pretty pennies to install several on a wall, it would look fantastic. Maybe settling for just one in an entry way (or as a beside table?) is a nice compromise.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: Debra Folz Design

Heavy Stock

Flat packable shelving usually brings to mind heavy boxes and a fair amount of cursing during assembly. In contrast, this low shelving system by Calen Knauf has no heavy wood composite pieces and looks pretty simple to put together. The Heavy Stock has super thin steel shelves with maple legs that ensure stability with little visual weight. And, bonus points: you can arrange the pieces in an infinite array of configurations.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $starts around 800.00
Available from: D Calen Knauf

cantilever shelf

This staggered shelf by Seth Ellsworth gives you a snazzy book or shoe storage option for right around the $300 mark. There are nine replaceable shelves- not adjustable, mind you- made from solid wood and attached directly to the wall for a floating, clean-lined look. Available in oak, dark stained oak (+$50), or walnut (+$100). Custom configurations are available as well.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: [lhooq] design

Signal Shelves

These Signal shelves by Brendan Ravenhill and Chris Adamick are pretty interesting. The steel brackets can be positioned anywhere, much like any ordinary shelf brackets, and set off the wood shelves in a bold and graphic way. The shelves are sold in sets of six brackets, two uprights, and either 8″ or 10″ wide shelves.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

Balcon

If you have a few knickknacks that need a special spot to call their own, consider this Balcon by Inga Sempé. Its simple installation (turn the plate to screw it into the wall) will have you thinking you could make your own. Which you could, if you are the slightest bit handy.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €29.00
Available from: Store Without a Home

Bambica Modular Shelving System

Let’s face it, modular shelving systems are not pretty. Usually they look cheap, and if they don’t, it often means there’s a hefty price tag attached. Now, this system from Bambica has a little bit of an Erector Set feel thanks to the rods held together with plastic pegs, yet the bamboo saves it from looking too college dorm room-ish*. There’s fifty bamboo pieces in all, and you can combine sets to expand the system.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Comic Shelf

Check out this Comic Shelf by Oscar Nunez. It’s a good size at just over 3 feet wide, which means it would fit it in a variety of spaces- bathroom, bedroom, hallway, you name it. It’s now available through Groopti for $249.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: Groopti

Klaffi Shelf

Here’s a great choice for shelving, especially in small spaces. This piece designed by Finnish Eeva Lithovius only takes up space when open; when closed, it lays flat against the wall. Whether you choose just one or several grouped together, you’ll have a home for transitory books and magazines and, of course, more options with your own space.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $540.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Wall Clamp by Brendan Ravenhill

Designer Brendan Ravenhill makes a third appearance on BLTD with his newly released Wall Clamp. We previously featured his fabulous Facet Lamps and Cord Lamp, and we’re excited to see he’s continuing an industrial theme with this pair of shelving brackets. Inspired by the functional beauty of working tools, these brackets have nothing to hide in their appearance, and work exactly you expect them to work; mount them on your walls, clamp in your shelf. As of writing, Wall Clamp is available for pre-order with an approximate ship date of Oct 1 2011.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Areaware

Silo Shelf

Is it a container, a shelf, or perhaps both? Designer Charles Job wanted a shelf that was large enough for storage purposes yet was “plain and pure in its expression” as not to dominate. I can see it working well in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, or even (as one of the suggestions) a planter for the terrace.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Strung Shelving Unit

Nice. These shelving units are made of 1/2″ thick formed acrylic with rubber cord to create the illusion of floating space. From a distance they look hazy, yet up close they have an interesting linear pattern.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: debrafolz.com

T.SHELF by J1studio

What the WHAT? This Triangle shelf is crazy good: made from Baltic birch plywood, it arrives in a set of 8 triangles that can be assembled with zipties in 5 different ways (instruction book included). Plus, it’s now on sale. And, if you like the look of it, also be sure to check out the T.shelf table.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: J1studio