Nine to Know | European-designed Freestanding Bookshelves

  • Promoting flexibility and functionality for curating your most prized possessions, we’ve handpicked nine of our favourite European-designed freestanding bookshelves from our product library.

    Naturally, we’re looking to European architects and designers for their sublime offering when it comes to well-designed storage pieces. Cue nine functional, space-savvy and visually-alluring freestanding bookshelves to display not only your best-loved hardbacks but art, ceramics and mementos.

    The Compile Shelving System designed by Cecile Manz for Muuto is a modern take on the classic freestanding set of shelves, configurable to different heights to suit your room shape and size.

    Handmade in Italy, the HT154 Bookshelf by Henrytimi is one of a kind. Textured concrete panels segment the bookshelf for a unique furniture piece with an underlying contemporary edge.

    Precision-cut from a single piece of cedarwood, the Torre Lignea Bookcase by Michele de Lucchi for Riva 1920 is distinguished by its vertical orientation and unconventional cylindrical form.

    Arne Bookcase Space

    Curved wood combines with glossy chrome-plated steel in the Arne Bookcase, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. The Arne series also includes a sofa, cubical storage system and a wider bookshelf.

    Ptolomeo Bookcase Space

    What you see is what you get with the Ptolomeo Bookshelf; simple, innovative and functional design. A metal column with thin metal support shelves attached throughout, the Ptolomeo Bookshelf by Bruno Rainaldi is available in three different heights.

    True to its name, the Bookshelf by David Chipperfield for Riva 1920 is the quintessential freestanding bookshelf made entirely of solid wood. Varying shelf depths offer the versatility to display a range of art, books and objects.

    The e15 Mate Shelf is as casual as it is functional. The perfect transportable storage system, six shelves are fastened to the backboard to ensure stability while leaning against the wall.

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