Archive for the ‘Bookshelves’ Category

Totem Bookcase

When I was in college i lived together with my other five colleagues in one room. So there were five beds and five closets there. And everything we needed to bring in the room had to be carefully weighed, to see if it really was necessary because we needed all the space we could get. That is why we all dealt with the space problem in our way, trying to find new ways of storing things in as little space as possible. This is when I discovered I could use the vertical line of the room, since the horizontal one was already too busy. Totem Bookcase seems now just the thing we were looking for some twelve years ago.

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The Drawbridge Shelf – a very useful object for your home

All my childhood I’ve been inspired by my mother’s way to find place for all the things of our crowded house. She used to make shelves all around the place to place her books or her flowers. When I saw this object it reminded me of her.  The Drawbridge Shelf is not only a very useful object for your home is also a very creative and easy to make piece of furniture that gives your home a vintage look. It takes little place and little time to make it and it gives you the satisfaction of doing it yourself.  The designer first made it from an old rolling cart, a sign post and a massive gauge wire.

As you can see in the picture, the low wood piece on which you put the objects that you want is supported by the wire at the end of which there are two small screws. But, the most important part is the piece of wood attached to the wall that supports all the weight. Being a handmade product, the wood pieces are carved and shaped by hand and sealed with a low gloss Tung oil.

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Sapporo Shelving with Cable Management

I like technology and usually my electronic appliances are located in the living room. But I try to combine them with books and shelves so as to get an interesting design. So i integrate the TV set, DVD player and the other gadgets in and among the bookshelves. I surround them with books and accessories in order to make the best of it. The only problem about this combination is the fact that sometimes I can get a clutter of cables and I do not know how to manage them because they keep getting in the way and getting pressed by shelves and stuck in doors. That is why I am so happy I found this Sapporo Shelving with Cable Management.

First of all this is not a fixed shelving system that you purchase and make sure is fit for your living room. It is available in many sizes and combinations and this way you can find the best one for you. Then it’s the cable management system – those useful holes that are made in the right place, allowing cables to get out and get into the plug without annoying anyone. You also have the possibility to choose the number of shelves and whether to have transparent doors or not. Jesús Gasca, the designer of this furniture set, chose the best materials for this: powder-coated steel base; white lacquer over white laminated MDF; optional doors in tempered glass, plexiglass or walnut and oak veneer. Prices vary depending on size and choice between $646 and $2,444 on Design within reach.

The Wall Saver shelves by Frederic Julian Rätsch

Floating shelves are no longer a novelty but they never cease to impress us with their versatility and functionality. Also, there’s something about them that will always amaze us. They present several benefits and advantages that can’t be ignored. For example, they are great space-savers. It’s a concept that was very well illustrated by the Wall Saver collection designed by Frederic Julian Rätsch.

The Wall Saver is nothing but a floating bookshelf. It doesn’t have any distinctive characteristics other than its simplicity and functionality. It’s a minimalist piece that provides a very practical storage alternative to other units that, not only take precious floor space, but are also less versatile. The Wall Saver, because of its extreme simplicity, can be made a part of any type of interior. More than that, since it comes in several colors, they have the ability to complement a variety of decors and styles.

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The fun and versatile Piegato shelving series by Matthias Ries

Bookshelves are very functional and practical. They all have the property of being versatile and space-efficient and, more than that, they usually have flexible designs. However, there’s one part that makes us all we would another way of installing them. The part where we have to actually install the shelves is the most annoying of all. We have to follow precise instructions, get tools and hardware and we end up making a mess.

However, all that part can be erased from our memory because we’ll never have to go through it again. It’s all thanks to an ingenious creation of Berlin based designer Matthias Ries. It’s called Piegato and it a shelving series designed for German brand Serafini. The beauty of these shelves is that they are extremely easy to install. You no longer power tools and massive hardware packages. The shelves feature an innovative system that makes all this process a fun and simple activity.

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Elegant Glass Libreria Bookcase Tonelli

Valuable things have always been stored and kept into glass boxes so that everybody could admire them. Glass is also an elegant material which inspires refinement and the idea of precious. If you go to a museum, art gallery or any other public institution glass storage units will allow you to see things that are unique or which belong to that particular place.

If you want an elegant storage unit that can be moved easily wherever you want, Libreria Bookcase Tonelli is a nice option. It is a glass bookcase which consists of stacking elements on rubber casters that will help you keep your precious things in a visible place, where everybody can admire, like in a museum. The glass bookcase was designed by Marco Gaudenzi and is available in various sizes so that you can choose the one that suites your interior best.

Libreria Bookcase Tonelli is an elegant bookcase where you can put your books, decorative items or any kind of things that you want to keep them at sight but far away from dust or any other negative factors which can affect their design and texture. It has plenty of space for anything you want to exhibit or store and the extra clear glass model is also available. Now you have the opportunity to admire your favorite things in a safe place and even nicer is the fact that you can move them anywhere you please to see them due to the rubber casters of the glass bookcase. You can also create a small museum inside your living room or office room where things that will better represent you will speak for you.Available on site.

The Comic Shelf by Oscar Nunez

Comic or not, this shelf is definitely the result of a creative mind. The Comic Shelf was designed by Oscar Nunez for Mexican Fusca Design and it’s a piece that’s both fun and stylish. It has a playful design and it resembles a dialog box. The shelf has a very simple structure with an overall minimalist design, the only feature that stands out being that little v-shaped part.

The Comic shelf is crafted from MDF and walnut veneer. It features a MDF frame with acrylic top coat and it’s strong and durable. It comes in two sizes, large and small.The large version measures 40.9″ x 9.8″ x 22.8″ and the small one’s dimensions are 19.3″ x 9.8″. The shape of these two models also differs. The shelves are simple and have a creative and playful design. Given their shape, they can be sued to create a really fun interior design and to maybe create some figures and shapes on the walls so that the shelves would resemble dialog boxes.

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