Thanks To The Tree is a creative collaboration between designer David Boon and carpenter De Lappen. And this cool and clever Print Cupboard (love the bookshelf feature!) is their first love child. When you order the piece you have a choice of 10 unique prints. Thus, each cupboard is special. “TTTT seeks minimal pressure on the environment and works only with local woods and natural products. – designers say, – The furniture and objects are made by hand individually and in small editions to endure the test of time. In this way, the fun you will experience will also be very durable.”
The Klaffi-hylly (clapperboard) shelf by Finland based studio ELSA is a multifunctional and adaptable item. This shelving system is built with small spaces in mind, it allows you to fold the shelves you are not using and slim the unit down. Klaffi-hylly can fit many storage needs, you can use it for magazines, books, DVDs, CDs, cookbooks, dishes, collectibles… It can also work well as a bedside table/shelving unit or an entryway item. The piece comes in solid oak, ash and white birch and is available in natural, black, white, orange and light blue finishes.
Verso Shelf is a minimalist and versatile piece, created by Finland-based designer Mikko Halonen for furniture brand One Nordic. Slick and transparent, the piece allows you to store (and display) things without physical and visual clutter. The shelf comes with three magazine stands, which can be attached to any of the ladders of the shelf, at the height you prefer. Thanks to this clever addition, you can use Verso for clothes, accessories or whatever comes into mind. The piece is available in two sizes and three colors – black, white and natural wood. Check out the video after the break to see what a snap it is (literally) to assemble the product.
How adorable is this? The Hold On Tight shelf by Colleen & Eric features two built-in bookends – one fixed and one moving. The idea that is both cute and sensible. Designers elaborate: “Your books are no longer in danger of toppling over. Over-sized wing-nut allows bookend to slide into place and be secured wherever it’s needed.” The shelf comes in beech, walnut and oak, covered with water based stain and all natural shellac finish. The aluminum cube and wing-nut are powder-coated.
LLSTOL, a heart-warming furniture success story, was born as an experiment in ergonomics in a small workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After several prototypes the two L-shaped objects were created. These two L-s have become perfect components for making up chairs, benches, coffee tables, shelving units and much more. The versatile concept was then successfully Kickstarted and produced by a local chair factory called STOL & STOL (hence the name). Now LLSTOL is available for purchase. Great, isn’t it? Check out the video after the break to see the product in action.
Dividing rooms with shelves is every shoebox dweller’s natural decorative reflex. And many designers today cater to this universal need for zoning and storage. Divider, and interesting item by Danish designer Mieke Maijer, has caught my eye. Looking a bit like a neat scaffolding, the piece is delicate and transparent. You can regulate your privacy level simply by filling the shelves. Based on a classic Lattice structural principle, the shelves are lightweight and sturdy enough to span upwards and forwards. Divider consists of thin oak slats connected by steel plates, which give it a cool industrial look. The product is modular and fully customizable. Within the Divider system variations in height, length, depth, composition, form, color and material are possible. You can also choose between open and closed shelves by adding panels and boxes.
It’s that time of year again when small thoughtful items are in high demand. This little floating shelf can be considered a great gift to someone who is struggling with limited entryway space. Plank by iLoveHandles can hold your phone, wallet, glasses and other essential whatnots. The magnetic underside is perfect for your keys. The installation process is a 3-step breeze (described on the box the shelf comes in). Lovely.
This flexible bookcase, called Squaring, has been created by Korean designer Lee Sehoon. The piece is comprised of nine square units that are hinged together in a circle. Thanks to this unusual contraction, Squaring can expand from the initial neat grid mode to a number of dynamic shapes, thus increasing its storing capacity. It is also interesting to observe how unequal wight distribution changes the appearance of the bookcase, making it an interactive object, capable of unexpected transformation. Check out the video after the break to see Squaring in action.
Whenever Keiji Ashizawa comes up with a new item – I’m always excited. For those who don’t remember – I featured some of his works in my previous posts. I love the simplicity, beautiful craftsmanship and mobility of his designs. This piece, called Bon Drawer, is no exception. The object is comprised of five drawers that double as trays (the closest translation of the word Bon). These trays are removable and can be used to carry and display the items inside. The metal frame is equipped with two small wheels and a handle for easy movement. The Bon Drawer can be taken completely apart for storage. I can see it being an ideal companion for a desk. Wishlisted.
96° shelf system by Germany-based designer Karoline Fesser is a successful attempt to break the routine of conventional shelving. Each of the basic elements – base, box and cover – follows an angle of 96 degrees (hence the name). “Stackable into each other the elements mount up to a shelf by an alternate layering. Interlocking edges and cuts allow an easy and stable stacking without any additional fixtures,” – designer explains. The modules come in various colors, allowing to create personalized palette.