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Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Opinion Ciatti Henry II Triangular Corner Wall Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Well defined with contemporary lines, a geometric design and unusual shapes in order to surprise and astonish. Henri is the collection of shelves designed by Bruno Rainaldi, characte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wall Pocket 12"Wx 1.5"D x 5"H Navy Leather/Brass with 3 Hooks by Moses Nadel
Located in Oyster Bay, NY
From your home to your place of work, these wall pockets help keep clutter away and with a minimal aesthetic also double as magazine and book holders. Individually or stacked and eas...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass

"Correas" Wall Mounted Bookshelf Designed by Miguel Mila' for Dessie'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Correas" is a wall mounted bookshelf, designed by Miguel Mila' and manufactured by Dessie', featuring 3 or 4 shelves, fixed to two or three uprig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Elemen Shelving Solid Walnut Shelving System, Custom Arrangements Possible
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Elemen shelving system features solid walnut shelving with a gem cut edge, joined with single vertical members to produce a striking and dynamic visual statement. The concealed w...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Walnut

Diet Wood Shelf
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Most wood furniture today is made from veneered chipboard, it conveys its value with its outer surface. These pieces work backwards from that layer, starting with veneer and applyin...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Aluminum

KALEIDO SHELF - Shelf Set
Located in Giza Governorate, EG
“Kaleido panels” were designed to break boundaries and rigid formalities, inviting us instead -through the distinct use of colors and shapes -into a world of playfulness. Inspired by...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Opinion Ciatti Henry III Triangular Wall Shelf Right
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Well defined with contemporary lines, a geometric design and unusual shapes in order to surprise and astonish. Henri is the collection of shelves designed by Bruno Rainaldi, characte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Opinion Ciatti Henry III Triangular Wall Shelf Left
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Well defined with contemporary lines, a geometric design and unusual shapes in order to surprise and astonish. Henri is the collection of shelves designed by Bruno Rainaldi, characte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wall Pocket 12"Lx1.5"Dx5"H in Saddle Leather and Stainless Steel by Moses Nadel
Located in Oyster Bay, NY
From the home to the office, these wall pockets/magazine racks help keep clutter away. Individually or stacked, hide away loose ends from your remote control, to your mail, keys maga...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Georges Mohasseb "Erosion" bookshelf - Limited edition of 12 + 2 AP
Located in New York, NY
The Erosion Bookshelf by George Mohasseb emerges as a truly unique and exceptional piece, embodying the artistic prowess of its creator. George Mohasseb, recognized for his mastery in merging contemporary design with ancestral techniques, elevates the bookshelf to a work of art. What sets the Erosion Bookshelf apart is Mohasseb's innovative use of traditional craftsmanship to generate its organic shape. The application of ancestral techniques infuses the piece with a poetic quality, as if it carries the weight of time and cultural heritage. Constructed from plaster hemp and water-based resin, the materials not only contribute to the bookshelf's structural integrity but also lend it an earthy and tactile quality. Exclusively crafted for Galerie Gabriel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Resin, Plaster

Maarten Baas Unique Where there is smoke cabinet, iconic dutch design
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
MAARTEN BAAS, EARLY SMOKE CABINET Important and rare piece of Dutch design of one of the most influential design of our time. Provenance. From a hairdr...
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Early 2000s Dutch Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

Oracle Screen by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Oracle Screen by Karstudio Dimensions: W 158 x D 30 x H 183 cm Materials: Ash Wood, High Gloss. Oracle bone script dates back to the Shang Dynasty of Chin...
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2010s Chinese Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

ZigZag wall shelving set by Joëlle Ferlande & François Monnet for Kappa Uginox
Located in PARIS, FR
This set of Zig-Zag shelves in stainless steel was designed by Joëlle Ferlande in collaboration with François Monnet in the 1970s. A testament to the fusion of art and function, thes...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Italian modern white lacquered wood and chromed metal shelf by D.I.D., 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern white lacquered wood and chromed metal shelf by D.I.D., 1980s Rectangular shelf, the structure is in white lacquered wood with a glossy finish. On both sides there is ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Metal

Handmade Decorative Panels in Painted Iron, Set of 2
Located in Milano, IT
We present a pair of unique, sculptural, handcrafted panels made of white-enameled iron. Each has a different shape, decorations, and sizes from the other. they feature small shelves...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Iron

1970's Modern Silver Chrome Finish Metal 6 Shelf Etagere Wall Cabinet
Located in Opa Locka, FL
1970's Modern Silver Metal Etagere/ 6 Shelf Wall Storage Unit. This is a very pretty modern piece!
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1970s Vintage Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

shelves in oak by GUILLERME &CHAMBRON
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron customs made shelves in oak one of the king
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Brass and Chrome Wall-Mounted Console and Mirror by Curtis Jere
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare 1985 brass and chrome wall-mounted console and mirror by Curtis Jere' The console is signed and dated in the back see photos. They are in good condition they have some minor w...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Proportions of Stone Wall Object by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of Stone Wall Object by Lee Sisan Dimensions: W 60 x D 60 x H 26 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone. Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones, so pl...
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2010s South Korean Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stone, Stainless Steel

21st Century "Color" Small Size Metal Shelf in Different Colors
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Color" small metal shelf Perfect for any room. Available in 16 different colours H : 33 cm, W : 42 cm, D : 21.5 cm Production time 4-5 weeks
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

21st Century "Color" Medium Size Metal Shelf in Different Colors
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Color" medium metal shelf. Perfect for any room. Available in 16 different colours. H : 34.5 cm, W : 60 cm, D : 24 cm Production time 4-5 weeks
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

21st Century "Color" Large Metal Shelf un Different Colors
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Color" large metal shelf Perfect for any room. Available in 16 different colours H : 31 cm, W : 80 cm, D : 24 cm Production time 4-5 weeks
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet with Glossy Varnished Finish for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed to store medicine, the cross cabinet by Thomas Eriksson is wall-hanging, available with a glossy varnished finish, in red, orange, green, blue a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

USM Shelving R2 Storage System
Located in New York, NY
Offered by M2L. With two drop down doors and two drawers. Designed by Swiss architect Fritz Haller and Paul Schaerer in 1963. Made from powder coated steel and chrome plated stee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Handcrafted wood and copper wall-mounted shelf by
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Elevate No. 4", is a one-of-a-kind piece as part of Huy Lam's "Elevate" collection. This piece is hand-crafted by the artist in Canada with hand-carved wood fashioned with classic j...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Copper

Late 20th Century Mahogany 3 Tier Hanging Wall Shelves
Located in Germantown, MD
Late 20th Century three tier Mahogany finish hanging wall shelves in very good vintage condition. Measures 31.75" in width, 8.5" in depth and 29" tall. Shelves clearance is 12"
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Plump Resin Floating Wall Console, Ian Cochran, Represented by Tuleste Factory
Located in New York, NY
This resin console by Ian Cochran is mounted into the wall to give the piece an overall floating effect. A continuation of the Plump series of sculptural furniture. The shapes play u...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Resin

Unique Corbel Shelf by Kim Thome
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique corbel shelf by Kim Thome Dimensions: W 11 x D 13 x H 12 cm Materials: wood Kim Thomé is a Norwegian designer based in London.
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2010s British Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Partial Eclipse Wall Mirror by Sten Studio, Represented by Tuleste Factory
Located in New York, NY
Partial Eclipse by Sten Studio 51.2” W x 6.6” D x 29.5” H Obsidian, mirror and wood The central metaphor of this piece is achieved thanks to a material contrast in which the „coldn...
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2010s Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Oracle Shelf by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Oracle Shelf by Karstudio Dimensions: W 84 x D 30 x H 183 cm Materials: Ash Wood, High Gloss. Oracle bone script dates back to the Shang Dynasty of China,...
Category

2010s Chinese Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

21st Century Verter Turroni White Fibreglass Modular Bookshelf Shelf Shelving
Located in Longiano, IT
Favo bookshelves and containers, modular wall elements in fibreglass. The individual modules can be juxtaposed, turned around and multiple, 2 elements but various combinations of shapes. Favo positioned in a seemingly casual pattern allows everything to find its ideal place. Designer: Verter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Fiberglass

Sand
Located in Limhamn, SE
Made locally in Scania, south of Sweden. It is an item made in mirrored steel. It can easily get scratches and needs to be treated with care. The designer bends the mirrored shelf by...
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2010s Swedish Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Steel, Cut Steel

Noviembre XVIII Large Wall Shelf in Walnut Wood, Floating Shelf by Joel Escalona
Located in Estado de Mexico CP, Estado de Mexico
Noviembre XVIII Large Wall Shelf in Wood, Floating Shelf by Joel Escalona The Noviembre collection is inspired by the creative values of Constantin Brancusi, a Romanian sculptor c...
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2010s Mexican Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

Large Wall Hanging Shelving Unit in Solid Maple by Elliott Marks
Located in Glendale, CA
Solid maple shelving unit that hangs from wall and ready to ship. Installation instructions and hardware included. The vertical frames attach to the wall and have slots that precisel...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Maple

Guzzini Stone CD Rack Wall Shelf by Enzo Calabrese circa 1990 by Guzzini, Italy
Located in Roma, IT
Questo raro porta CD di Guzzini chiamato The Stone dispone di 65 slot per Compact Disc. La mensola a muro è stata disegnata da Enzo Calabrese, intorno al 1990 ed è stata prodotta da ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Plastic

USM Haller Shelving R1 Storage System
Located in New York, NY
Offered by M2L. With two drop down doors. Designed by Swiss architect Fritz Haller and Paul Schaerer in 1963. Made from powder coated steel and chrome-plated steel tubes, the USM ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Chrome, Steel

USM Haller Shelving RE119
Located in New York, NY
Offered by M2L. Perforated panels elevated. Designed by Swiss architect Fritz Haller and Paul Schaerer in 1963. Made from powdercoated steel and chrome-plated steel tubes, the USM...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Studio Apotroes Solid Wood Bobbi Mini Shelf/Wall Art
Located in San Antonio, TX
A playful exaggeration that toes the line between functional shelf and wall art. As a kid, I was obsessed with the Borrowers. I thought it was hilarious and whimsical, and I loved ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Hardwood, Beech

Plump Crystal Clear Floating Wall Console, Ian Cochran, Rep by Tuleste Factory
Located in New York, NY
A continuation of the Plump series of sculptural furniture. The shapes play upon the effect that resin has as light is refracted through the solid parts. The shelf is only held toget...
Category

2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Resin

Strip Wall Grey, Display for Flat Objects by Lotti Gostic Studio
Located in Volčji Potok, SI
Strip elements are a part of the sentimental collection designed by Lotti Gostic Studio which researches sentimental relationships between humans and objects. The designed displays ...
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2010s Slovenian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Strip Wall Wood, Display for Flat Objects by Lotti Gostic Studio
Located in Volčji Potok, SI
Strip elements are a part of the sentimental collection designed by Lotti Gostic Studio which researches sentimental relationships between humans and objects. The designed displays ...
Category

2010s Slovenian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Abstract Wood Little Shelf by Atelier Monochrome
Located in Geneve, CH
Abstract Wood Little Shelf by Atelier Monochrome One of a kind. Materials: Ceramic / Porcelain. Dimensions: D 10 x H 5 x W 25 cm. Atelier Monochrome is a space dedicated to the...
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2010s French Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Porcelain, Ceramic

Strip Wall black - Display for Flat Objects by Lotti Gostic Studio
Located in Volčji Potok, SI
Strip elements are a part of the sentimental collection designed by Lotti Gostic Studio which researches sentimental relationships between humans and objects. The designed displays ...
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2010s Slovenian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Ponce Wall Cabinet by Nortstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Ponce wall cabinet by Nortstudio Dimensions: H105 x W70 x D18 cm Materials: Mirror polished steel, mirror-look HPL on wood; inside: cobalt blue carpet...
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2010s Belgian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Lxv Wall-Mounted Shelf, Handcrafted in Walnut
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The LXV shelf is inspired by the period furniture of Louis XV. Design of this era made a clean break from the imposing and rigid designs of Louis XIV by placing emphasis instead on l...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Contemporary Asymmetrical Bookcase with Teak Wall Panel and Aluminum Shelving
Located in Chicago, IL
Bookcase unit to be horizontally or vertically positioned. Shelves in aluminium varnished folded sheet metal. Back panel in teak wood. Designed by Giuseppe Vigano for Tisettanta ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

D33, Bookcase by Cultivado Em Casa
Located in Geneve, CH
D33 - bookcase by Cultivado Em Casa Dimensions: 70 x 40 x 80 cm Materials: D33 foam, acrylic paint, acrylic resin, carbon steel. Also available: different colors The D33 coll...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Resin

Unique Shelf Wall Pocket by Kim Thome
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique corbel shelf by Kim Thome Dimensions: W 18 x D 12 x  H 9 cm Materials: Poplar Kim Thomé is a Norwegian designer based in London.
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2010s British Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Mori Shelves by Tokio
Located in Geneve, CH
Mori shelves by Tokio Dimensions: D 50 x W 472 x H 184.3 cm. Materials: Steel, carbon fiber. Shelves in steel with carbon fiber legs in four different hights, 27cm, 33cm, 38cm a...
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2010s Slovenian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Steel

Noviembre XVIII Large Wall Shelf in Burned Oak Wood, by Joel Escalona
Located in Estado de Mexico CP, Estado de Mexico
Noviembre XVIII Large Wall Shelf in Burned Oak Wood, by Joel Escalona The Noviembre collection is inspired by the creative values of Constantin Branc...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Oak, Wood, Hardwood

e15 Arie Shelf by Arik Levy
Located in New York, NY
With its striking concept, shelf Arie is an ideal storage solution. A multitude of seamless combinations are possible without apparent visual repetitions. In- and outside corners can...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

e15 Mate Shelf by Florian Asche
By e15, Florian Asche
Located in New York, NY
The distinct solid wood shelf unit Mate is leant against the wall and thus expresses casual spontaneity. The shelves are fastened to the backboard by means of a classic dovetail join...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

Italian Modern Glass and Aluminum Wall Mounted Shelf
Located in Boston, MA
The Eos Shelf, designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, is an innovative wall shelving system. With a thickness of only 8 mm, the Eos design combines a lacquered glass top with a lacquered alumi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Crust shelf
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
In the early stages of aluminium production, factories cast molten aluminium into massive blocks weighing in at over 26 tonnes. These blocks are clad with undulating, organic texture...
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2010s Dutch Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Dada Est. Contemporary Ashwood Wall-Mounted Shelve
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall-mounted shelve by Dada - Est. Manufactured in Barcelona, 2017. Ashwood Measures: 32 cm D x 200 cm W x 200 cm H Production delay: 7-9 weeks There is the possibilit...
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2010s Spanish Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Muuto Denmark ‘Oto 100’ Storage System by Pil Bredahl
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Listed is a pre-owned Muuto's Oto 100 storage system, designed by Pil Bredahl in 2010, produced in very limited numbers and out of production today. The futuristic Oto 100 storage...
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2010s Danish Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Fiberglass

30" Solid Mahogany and Brass Mounted Wall Shelf
Located in Germantown, MD
A Solid Mahogany and Brass Mounted Wall Shelf. Measuring 30 inches in width, 8.5 inches in depth and 11.5 inches in height.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Country Arch Top Mirrored Walnut and Glass Wall Cabinet
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage walnut wood arch top wood and glass wall cabinet. French door. Crackle paint antique white paint. Back mirror and 3 glass shelves. Glass sh...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Hardwood, Paint

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