conceal book shelf - small silver small

Design: Miron Lior
Transform your books into a work of art. Powder coated steel floating book shelf becomes invisible behind stack of books. Mounting hardware included. Portion of proceeds donated to Pratt Institute.
Max weight 15lbs.
5 x 5 x 5 1/2" (13 x 13 x 14 cm)
FORM 2007, Tendence Messe Frankfurt.
U.S. Patent No. D553,892
CDN Ind. Des. Regn. No. 117851

Color: silver

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  • Miron Lior

    Miron Lior

    Miron's designs can be described as Expressive Minimalist, notable for the elegant balance he achieves between form and function, while keeping his pieces exciting and engaging. The work reflects his continuing interest in the interchange between design and contemporary culture, as well as his belief in the importance of sustainable design practice. Learn more about Miron Lior.



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    by Bruce , 2010-05-18 23:54:19.0

    I love the look of books as mush as I love to read them. These shelves let me keep small stack of reference books near my work stations, the kitchen, etc and on on the wall by my bed for my ongoing bedtime stories, So simple is the design yet so innovative. Never have seen anything like them, Have seem Umbra products literally all over the work.

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    by stacey , 2010-05-18 23:55:17.0

    such a simple item yet it is the handiest thing i have, i never had a place to put my books to keep them out of the way and this makes it looke like the books are magically hanging from the wall , very innovative

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    by nathan , 2010-05-18 23:56:02.0

    Symmetrical book stacking, a full bodied floating vapour torso! I've got a plan...follow me... Stay close...stay close...GET HER!!!

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    by K , 2010-05-18 23:56:04.0

    This looks cool and is very original. My suggestion: same concept, but a freestanding bookshelf that sits on the floor but is very tall. It would look great to stack larger books on the bottom and gradually put on smaller books as you go up. You could also add your stereo speakers for seamless and easy built-in audio!

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    by Emmet , 2010-05-18 23:58:28.0

    I have 3 of these and the books look great on the wall. The only slight problem I have is that you can't put too many books on them (6-8 max) because it will sag and ruin the effect.

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    by Maria , 2010-05-18 23:59:14.0

    We came across the "Conceal" book shelf in a shop in Oslo. It was my boyfriend who said << We have to have this, this is sooooo cool >>. To be honest, I didn't quite grasp the idea at first, and when he wanted to buy 5 of them I was very reluctant, but I thought, OK, if I don't like them, I will insist he brings them to his work. Well, needless to say...he never had to. They are hanging randomly on a quite narrow wall in our flat, and it looks very cool. Our friends coming over have all commented on this brilliant idea, and wanted to know where we bought them... Now everybody wants floating book shelfs on their wall!

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    by Catherine Dyan , 2010-05-18 23:59:36.0

    I installed three of these shelves (in both sizes) in my bedroom, and I love them! Besides the "cool" factor of having piles of books seemingly float on my walls, I find the shelves very sturdy and practical, too - books are pretty easy to pick off the shelf, and you could even be creative and add little figurines or vases on top of them if you want to keep the shelves for show! (The large shelf is able to hold several heavy books without showing signs of bending.) Even if it's been several months since I bought these shelves, I still can't stop smiling at the ingenuity behind the product. :) Lovely piece of working art.

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    by , 2010-05-18 23:59:50.0

    These shelves look fantastic and install easily. I have 6 mounted above my kitchen cupboards to hold my cookbook collection and they appear to float in the air thanks to the innovative bottom shelf that invisibly clips the bottom book in 2 places. As a champion of simple solutions, these shelves are positively the most elegant answer for readers with more books than room for shelves; mine garner nothing short of amazement from visitors to my apartment. I have at least 1/2 a dozen acquaintances that have purchased these shelves after seeing mine! I'm now an Umbra fan for life!

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    by Elizabeth , 2010-05-18 23:59:58.0

    Truly an amazing use of design and space....I just love mine and everyone who comes into my study goes crazy over them. A+++++

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