Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bookcases and More: Storage in the Round

round storage, red

Square- or rectangular-shaped storage pieces make the most use of available space - and especially in furniture, you seldom see round storage pieces. But they certainly do exist!

The piece above, the Kartell Componibili, could have been included in my posts about colorful storage, or modular storage. You can find it at Nest and Unica Home - both of which are running sales right now. It comes in white, silver and black in addition to the red.

round bookcase

Another eye-catching piece is the Nureyev from Linteloo, available from Limn and Chaplins Furniture (and others).

round bookcase

And then there's the striking Orbit, from Bonaldo, which has a swivel base option; one place to find it is Panik Design. [via Outblush]

round display shelves

Coming back down in height, Smart Furniture provides a round display silo.

short roudn bookcase

And Bramble has a short, round bookcase.

round bookcase

Finally, there's this round bookcase sold by Levenger.


Onlinehandyman said...

Interesting, not really my style though - somewhat to different for me. But, I do like the wood tones and probably could get used to that bookcase. I also like the idea that because the pieces are round they don't have to be used right up against a wall and will give the room a whole different effect.

Jeri Dansky said...

Onlinehandyman, it's fun to explore ideas that are a bit unusual (and not our usual style), isn't it?

PenelopeLovesLists said...

Jeri, I always love all the resources you come up with! So much work. You're the best.

But, weirdly, I have a think about round bookcases. They seem "squidgy" to me. Untrustworthy in some way. Is that weird?

Jeri Dansky said...

PenelopeLovesLists: No, not weird at all. It doesn't seem the books would be as solidly in place as in your standard bookcase, does it?

And if you live in earthquake territory as I do, you bolt your bookcases to the wall - and that wouldn't work with these.

But for certain specific spaces, I can see round bookcases being a good answer. For example, I can see that tall one in a room without the wall space for a standard bookcase (and where using a bookcase as a room divider isn't a good idea, either).

billf said...

This is a really new style to me. But I really like the looks of the Orbit from Bonaldo. I have a place in my house that it would be perfect for. Thanks for the review.

Jeri Dansky said...

Billf, you're very welcome! If you wind up with a round bookcase, I'd love to see a picture of it in your home!