miron lior conceal bookshelf for umbra

posted by the scholar on February 12th, 2008
filed under: design, home accessories, metal

i know that you know that i don’t like furniture with footprints – are you sick of hearing me say that? well i have to say it one more time. i love this clever conceal bookshelf from brooklyn designer miron lior for umbra. it’s made of powder coated steel and hangs simply on the wall with the included hardware. there are two tiny hooks that will hold the bottom book cover in place, to give the illusion that a stack of books is floating on the wall.



miron created this piece at the pratt institute and was a winner of the competition that umbra held for student design in 2005. a portion of the price goes back to pratt, so you’re shopping for a good cause!

this design is superior to the sticklebook shelf in my humble opinion, because you are able to keep the crisp straight lines intact on this shelf. i think stickle looks a little sloppy unless everything is hanging extremelyclose together.

they’re very affordable too – us $14 for the large size 5.5 x 7 x 6.5″ (14 x 18 x 17 cm) and $10.50 for the small one 5.25 x x 5.5″ (13 x 13 x 14 cm). purchase them right here.

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8 Responses to “miron lior conceal bookshelf for umbra”

  1. sosser Says:

    i like this, too. books floating on a wall… what’s not to like?

    thanks for the comment! 🙂

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    it’s nice and clean isn’t it?

    thanks for stopping in!

  3. yellowmonday Says:

    Very nice idea. And so easy to sweep under.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi yellowmonday,

    that is PRECISELY the reason i love it! 🙂

    nice 2 c u — ooh! gotta go comment on the wall pieces you made (did i do that already??)!

  5. Terry Says:

    nice. hang a couple of these next to the paperback holders and you’ve got something really great.

  6. the scholar Says:

    greetings terry,

    a wall of floating books — sounds like a plan!

    nice to see you!

  7. Bri Says:

    What a fun way to display your books. I totally didn’t get the floating effect until Marc explained it to me (and I read your description closer). What a clean display. Just make sure the bottom book isn’t one you were planning on reading often.

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    exactly, exactly… put the one you probably won’t pick up for a long time on the bottom and you’ve got yourself a shelf!

    thanks for stopping by!

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