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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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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

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Walnut

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

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Wood

FK63 2110F Deep Cabinet with Shelf in Oak Oil with Legs by Fabricius & Kastholm
Located in New York, NY
The FK63 bookcase system, designed by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm, embodies Carl Hansen & Son’s commitment to craftsmanship excellence and timeless design. Devised for maxim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Rounded Shelf Nina White by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Nina is a wall compact shelf with a semi circular rounded shape. Simple and essential Nina shelf offers a ledge to display objects or art in a Minimalist design and is perfect for a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

Dragon Shelf by Daniel Nikolovski
Located in Geneve, CH
Dragon shelf by Daniel Nikolovski Dimensions: W 80 x D 28 x H 125 cm Materials: Massive walnut Also available in oak. The Dragon Series is a mini collection consisted of two pi...
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2010s Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Walnut

Chuck Clothes, Red Modular Coat Rack Storage System
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pixelated storage system that provides a geometric backdrop for life’s more chaotic elements. Chuck Clothes is a T-slot grid that allows pegs to loosen, slide, and tighten anywhere...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Laminate

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 s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Fiberglass

Amorph Flux bookcase, shelves, Lacquered Red Facing Left and Right
Located in Gardena, CA
Flux shelf is a sculptural art furniture piece designed by Amorph. Flux could be fitted in modern office or home as a featured contemporary piece. Dynamic twisted shape, concealed wa...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Steel

21st Century Verter Turroni White Fibreglass Modular Bookshelf Shelf Shelving
Located in Longiano, IT
Favo bookshelves and containers, modular wall elements in fibreglass. Available in 2 different designs and sizes. The individual modules can be juxtaposed, turned around and multip...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Fiberglass

Contemporary Rounded Shelf Nina Green by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Nina is a wall compact shelf with a semi circular rounded shape. Simple and essential Nina shelf offers a ledge to display objects or art in a minimalist design and is perfect for a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Wall Pocket 12"Lx1.5"x7"H in Saddle Leather and Stainless Steel by Moses Nadel
Located in Sea Cliff, 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

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Rounded Shelf Nina Silver by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Nina is a wall compact shelf with a semi circular rounded shape. Simple and essential Nina shelf offers a ledge to display objects or art in a minimalist design and is perfect for a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

Amorph Flux bookcase, shelves, Lacquered Red
Located in Gardena, CA
Flux shelf is a sculptural art furniture piece designed by Amorph. Flux could be fitted in modern office or home as a featured contemporary piece. Dynamic twisted shape, concealed wa...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Steel

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

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Aluminum

Amorph Riva Shelf, Black Lacquer, Wall Mounted
Located in Gardena, CA
Amorph Riva shelf, black lacquer, wall mounted. The shelf comes with concealed bracket. Available in different dimensions and custom sizes. About Amorph: Working with geometrics ...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

Clover Contemporary Sculpture Cabinet, Birch Wood, Jade Silvered Glass Doors
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This cabinet object is a contemporary piece, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. The body is made of multilayer wood, internally covered with a natural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Birch, Fabric, Art Glass

Leather Wall Pocket 24"Lx3"Wx5"H in Navy/Brass with 6 Hooks by Moses Nadel
Located in Sea Cliff, 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

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Brass

Wall Pocket 12"L x 1.5"W x 5"H in Navy Leather and Brass with 3 Hooks by Moses N
Located in Sea Cliff, 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

Brass

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 and white. Made of laser-cut ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Plato Shelf - Large by Antrei Hartikainen
Located in Geneve, CH
Fossus Sculpture - Small by Antrei Hartikainen Materials: Maple, Natural oil mix Dimensions: W 75, D 10, H 3,5 cm Also Available: different sizes, please contact us The surf...
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2010s Finnish Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Wood

Bar Cabinet in Onyx Black Steel and Rippled Sycamore, Urchin by Jake Phipps
Located in Richmond, North Yorkshire
The bilateral symmetry of an urchin shell provided a creative influence as well as a technical one for this large wall-mounted bar cabinet. The seventy polished steel panels on the d...
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2010s British Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Carrara Marble, Stainless Steel

USM Shelving Q118 Storage System
Located in New York, NY
Offered by M2L. With two drop down doors, cable cut out and one drawer. Designed by Swiss architect Fritz Haller and Paul Schaerer in 1963. Made from powder coated steel and chrom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Steel, Chrome

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 Stackable and modular flo...
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2010s Belgian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet in Green Glossy Metal 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 and white. Made of laser-cut 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

Steel, Chrome

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet in Red Glossy Metal 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 and white. Made of laser-cut a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Metal

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

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

Steel, Chrome

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

Amura Parere Bookcase in Metal by Emanuel Gargano & Anton Cristell
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
Parere Design: Emanuel Gargano & Anton Cristell ""Parere is the freedom to express one’s own vision of space"" A library leaving great space to imagination, and to the possibility...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Metal

Ghidini 1961 Incrocio Shelves in Polished Gold Finish
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shelves in stainless steel and plexiglass. The arms of this shelf are stainless steel, and one of which has a two toned plexiglass accent on the end. This shelf can be used to displa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Creative Floating Console with Three Drawers by Nico Yektai
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This version of the floating console explored a slightly more symmetrical shape than some of the other iterations of this piece. The focus was on the three drawers that are incorpora...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

e15 Profil Shelf by Jörg Schellmann
Located in New York, NY
Evoking associations with minimal art, the wall-mounted shelf profil by Jörg Schellmann bears a distinct sculptural appeal. The aluminum shelf is produced in one piece by way of extr...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Amorph Flux Bookcase, Shelves, Black Lacquer, Wall Mounted
Located in Gardena, CA
Flux shelf is a sculptural art furniture piece designed by Amorph. Flux could be fitted in modern office or home as a featured contemporary piece. Dynamic twisted shape, concealed wa...
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2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Steel

e15 Mate Shelf by Florian Asche
By Florian Asche, e15
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

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Rounded Shelf Nina Gold by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Nina is a wall compact shelf with a semi circular rounded shape. Simple and essential Nina shelf offers a ledge to display objects or art in a Minimalist design and is perfect for a ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Wall Pocket 12"Lx1.5"Dx5"H in Saddle Leather and Stainless Steel by Moses Nadel
Located in Sea Cliff, 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...
Category

2010s American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless 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

Floating Wall Hung Console with Storage by Nico Yektai
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This series lends itself to endless variations. This version explores a smaller size with a sculptural combination of two doors and three drawers. Like always, the drawers do not do ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Dillingham Free-Standing Walnut Wall Unit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a beautifully crafted wall unit by Dillingham. The cabinets and shelves are modular and can be arranged as desired.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

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

Riley 5 Shelf Unit by Dare Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Riley 5 shelf unit by Dare Studio, 2018 Dimensions: H 164.5 cm, D 40 cm, W 180 cm Materials: European white oak with black stain, powder coated frame in black RAL 9005, brass fixin...
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2010s British Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Corteccia Wall Unit in Natural Finish by Andrea Salvetti & Mogg
Located in New York, NY
"Corteccia is a wall shelf unit by Andrea Salvetti for Mogg, made of veneered with slabs of cedar wood, and drop down door. Corteccia is a wall shelf unit with Minimalist appearan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Cedar

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

Corteccia Wall Unit in Black Finish by Andrea Salvetti & Mogg
Located in New York, NY
"Corteccia is a wall shelf unit by Andrea Salvetti for Mogg, made of veneered with slabs of cedar wood, and drop down door. Corteccia is a wall shelf unit with Minimalist appearan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Cedar

Sculptural Floating Console with Four Drawers by Nico Yektai
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This is the piece that started my relationship with this genre of furniture. The floating console has proven to be a wonderful platform for my approach to sculptural furniture. The t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

"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 uprights by means of straps of leather in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wall-Mounted Writing Desk or Catch All
By Lost City Arts
Located in New York, NY
Highly functional and stylish piece. Perfect solution to the modern clutter dilemma, the desk features three color coded letter dividers to the right with a single storage slot to th...
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20th Century American Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Laminate, Walnut

Unique Connection Charcoal Shelves by Jeremy Descamps
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Connection Charcoal shelves by Jeremy Descamps Unique Piece Dimensions: W 120 x D 18 x H 110 cm Materials: Oak, Brass. Flame burnt country solid oak shelves, hand text...
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2010s Belgian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass

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

ClassiCon Taidgh Shelf C in Walnut by Taidgh O’neill
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture or shelf, storage surface or object – the various models of the Taidgh series created by the Californian designer Taidgh O’Neill move within these poles. Surfaces provide r...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Riley 3 Shelf Unit by Dare Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Riley 3 shelf unit by Dare Studio, 2018 Dimensions: H 91.1 cm, D 40 cm, W 180 cm Materials: European white oak with black stain, powder coated frame in black RAL 9005, brass fixing...
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2010s British Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Rounded Shelf Nina Blue Lacquered Wood by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Nina is a wall compact shelf with a semi circular rounded shape. Simple and essential Nina shelf offers a ledge to display objects or art in a Minimalist design and is perfect for a ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Blocconne Hutch by Marcantonio & Mogg
Located in New York, NY
"Designed by Marcantonio for Mogg, Bloccone is a grey MDF cabinet complete with three doors and three internal shelves. The finish has a stone effect with oil protection, the base is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Stone

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

ClassiCon Taidgh Shelf A in Walnut by Taidgh O’Neill
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture or shelf, storage surface or object – the various models of the Taidgh series created by the Californian designer Taidgh O’Neill move within these poles. Surfaces provide r...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Salvatori Ciane Floating Shelf in Gris du Marais® Marble by Elisa Ossino
Located in Querceta, IT
The collection Fontane Bianche (white fountains in English), comprises of basins and modular storage pieces, mirrors and tap fittings, and takes its inspiration from the Sicilian bea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Marble