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John Kandell Pilaster Shelf 3

I recently wrote about my obsession with John Kandell’s Pilaster Shelf, which was released in 1989. (See Editors’ Picks: 11 Scandi Storage Must-Haves.) Its spine design offered a new way to store one’s books and inspired countless imitators. Most have been stand-alone floor models, but I recently found a version that is meant to be mounted to the wall, just like the original.

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John Kandell Pilaster Shelf 2
Above: Grouped together, the Pilaster Shelves take on a different look; €684 to €960 at Scandinavia Design House, depending on the finish.
John Kandell Pilaster Shelf
Above: The Pilaster Shelf is available in oak or birch, different stains, and different colors at Sweden’s Sköna Rum.

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Large Takara Column Shelf
Above: We first came across the Takara Column Shelf (by Design Ideas, Ltd.) at Kaufman Mercantile. It’s no longer carried there, but good news, Urban Outfitters does now;  $119.
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