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40 Quirky Shelving Space Savers

Amazing Shelves, From the Upcycled to Intentionally Skewed

— May 12, 2011 — Art & Design
Shelving units have come a long way since milk crate chic. The following images rethink what a bookcase or other shelving unit is, and they all deliver a remarkably innovative product.

Whether it is the same sex concept piece, or upcycled tin drums being used to store your personal belongings, the following pieces are quirky and creative.

What is really interesting about these shelving units is that they can serve not only a functional role within the home, but they are also without question artistic pieces. Their shapes, use of color or simply the execution of their overall concept, will make you want to toss out that bookcase that came with your place in favor or something more visually appealing.
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Strap-On Bookshelves
Strap-On Bookshelves
The Read-Unread Bookshelf Encourages You to Read More
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Illuminating Bookshelves
Illuminating Bookshelves
Piastra by Flussocreativo Shines a Spotlight on Your Book Collection
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Same-Sex Bookshelves
Same-Sex Bookshelves
The Equal Opportunity 'I Love You Library' by Samaldesign
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Space-Saving TV Shelves
Space-Saving TV Shelves
The Able Bay Screendeck Turns Your Entertainment Space into Storage
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35
Adjustable Kiddie Bookshelves
Adjustable Kiddie Bookshelves
The Bookend Shelf by Kerri Lee is an Eco-Friendly Design
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Intentionally Skewed Shelving
Intentionally Skewed Shelving
The Ivy Shelf from Thomas Bernstrand
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Cushioned Open Cabinetry
Cushioned Open Cabinetry
Succession Shelves by Fredrik Farg Offer a Soft Interior Style
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Split-Legged Shelves
Split-Legged Shelves
The Ballerina Shelf by Both Left is a Super-Flexible Storage Solution
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Sound System Shelves
Sound System Shelves
The Finite Elemente Hohrizontal 51
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Soft Bookworm Storage
Soft Bookworm Storage
The Silicone Catalyst Shelf Has a Built-In Bookmark
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Bookwork Wing-Back Shelves
Bookwork Wing-Back Shelves
The 'Tatik' by Tembolat Gugkaev is Designed to Seat and Store
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Miniature Bag Cabinets
Miniature Bag Cabinets
The Home Traveller by Anne Lorenz Saves Spaces
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Geeky Gamer Shelves
Geeky Gamer Shelves
Sharon Romang's Tetris Shelves are Fun and Reconfigurable
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Boat-Like Bookcases
Boat-Like Bookcases
With the Canoe Bookshelf, Books Won't Have to Sink or Swim
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Recycled Magazine Shelves
Recycled Magazine Shelves
The National Geographic Shelf is an Adventurous Creation
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Techie Wine Racks
Techie Wine Racks
The Wave Ultra Sonic Wine Ager & Refrigerator Tells You if Your Wine is Spoiled
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Wheelbarrow Bookshelves
Wheelbarrow Bookshelves
Nils Holger Moorman Creates Fun Designs for Book Lovers
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Minimalist Modular Furniture Sets
Minimalist Modular Furniture Sets
Collin Schaelli Designs No Frills Furniture Sets
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Forest Novel Shelving
Forest Novel Shelving
These Tree Branch Shelves are Adorable and Creative Pieces of Decor
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Whimsical Shelving Systems
Whimsical Shelving Systems
String Furniture Features Stylish Storing Units
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Organically Tilting Furniture
Organically Tilting Furniture
The 'Twin Shelves' are Inspired by Voronoi's Tessellation
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Flatpack Flexible Shelving
Flatpack Flexible Shelving
The Matthias Ries Piegato Shelves are Interactive Protruding Perches
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Vice Clamp Bookshelves
Vice Clamp Bookshelves
Francesco Polare Designs the Newton Bookshelf, Adding Art to Shelving
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Snazzy Digital Shelving
Snazzy Digital Shelving
These Parametric Bookshelves by Caterina Tiazzoldi Will Rock Your World
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Suspended Bookshelves
Suspended Bookshelves
Adrien De Melo's Upside Down Library
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Branching Transformer Shelves
Branching Transformer Shelves
The IVY Modular Shelving Systems Seamlessly Change Shape
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13
Windswept Shelves
Windswept Shelves
The Saba Italia 2010 Collection Will Make You Calm and Content
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12
Seat-Topped Shelves
Seat-Topped Shelves
Younes Duret's Ransa Sofa Compromises Between Space and Storage
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Tactile Retail Shelving
Tactile Retail Shelving
Aesop Saint-Honore Display by March Studio Adds Artful Layers of Space
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10
Feline-Friendly Bookshelves
Feline-Friendly Bookshelves
The Corentin Dombrecht Cat-Library is the Perfect Perch for Puss
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9
Anti-Gravity Furniture
Anti-Gravity Furniture
Designer Florian Gross Creates Modern Shelving System for Konnex
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8
Super Skinny Housing
Super Skinny Housing
The Mount Fuji Architects Studio Near House is Ultra Slim
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7
2D Illusion Shelving
2D Illusion Shelving
The Bias of Thoughts Bookshelf Takes on a Three-Dimensional Personality
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6
Quirky Mix'n'Match Shelving
Quirky Mix'n'Match Shelving
'Half of Retail' Shelves Have Formal and Functional Versatility
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5
Modern Entertainment Centers
Modern Entertainment Centers
The Acerbis TV Wall Unit is a Smart Design for the Idiot Box
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4
Upcycled Oil Drum Cabinets
Upcycled Oil Drum Cabinets
These Schrank Oil Can Cupboards Create Industrial Chic Storage
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3
Space-Saving Escritoires
Space-Saving Escritoires
The 'K Workstation' Exploits Your Wall and Not Your Floor
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2
Honeycomb Wall Shelves
Honeycomb Wall Shelves
The Bookshelf Comb is Both Creative and Practical
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Sustainable Stackable Shelves
Sustainable Stackable Shelves
The Dany Gilles 800g Library Makes Interlocking Eco Storage
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