With any product by Schönbuch, aesthetics are a given - because unlike the makers of ordinary shelves, at Schönbuch we design our products to be beautiful from every angle. Floating solutions such as the luxurious EPOCA console, the angled CUT shelf and HESPERIDE DYO units are supported by entirely concealed hardware. STRIPES takes the strain with virtually invisible fittings. Our superior craftsmanship means that the glass and metal surfaces of FRISBI are immaculately worked, with no rough edges or burrs. The wooden backing panel of the S7 system is perfectly crafted to bring out the natural grain of the material. The mitres and clean lines of CUT are faultless. And with system solutions such as STRIPES, the depth and richness of the lacquered finish is unlike anything that can be found in an ordinary shelf.
Shelves designed with forethought and creativity are the result of our innovative, creative and distinctive approach to a problem. The slimline shelf-cum-display unit COVERSHOW is ideal for showcasing favourite magazines. The floor-standing MATCH offers infinite flexibility, be it solo or in a team, upright or on its side, as a night table, coffee table or general storage solution. HESPERIDE DYO doubles as a sleek, minimalist console with an optional sliding top to conceal odds and ends. It can be complemented additional units and accessories from the HESPERIDE DYO range. HESPERIDE DYO is one of many Schönbuch solutions for which we even design stools to match.
Designer shelves are also about being fit for purpose. The lightweight designer wall shelf TREASURE BOX is a great showcase for collectibles. The integrated shelf in the BUREAU desk offers handy storage when your workspace needs to stand in as a dinner table. And for occasional storage, Schönbuch offers a range of other designer furniture, as we design stools not just as seats but also as floor-standing storage solutions. When we design tables like BUREAU, we often create benches to match, such as MALA, which doubles as a shelf when not used for seating. Shelves designed with in-built uniqueness have their own signature style, which ‘speaks’ to the customer. An integral part of their home, many shelves can be customised with an array of colours, including the shelf-topped cabinets in the COSMO range, and STRIPES shelf and cabinet units.
When buying a shelf or shelving units, the material you go for will play an important role. Wooden shelf designs range from the robust STRIPES solutions to the delicate TREASURE BOX wall shelf. Wood also offers a range of options with regard to finish: in its natural state, oiled for protection, the grain and colour are a feature - in a COSMO shelf-top, for example. With an open-pore finish, the grain remains but the look is more colourful. And for full visual impact, a high-quality lacquered finish can create a real statement piece. If you are aiming for a more sober or functional feel, metal shelving can be a good option. S7 is highly minimalist, making for a clean, clear, understated look and combining functional strength with visual lightness. Another option is glass, which needn’t necessarily be clear. The compact FRISBI shelf for entryway storage comes in smoked or clear glass, for different degrees or crispness or luxuriousness. It is available in a range of metal finishes. Alternatively, consider glass, which needn’t necessarily be clear. The compact FRISBI shelf for entryway storage also comes in smoked glass, offering a touch of luxuriousness.
A key point to keep in mind is what you want to use them for: a sturdy wall shelf or combination of units will provide a solid home for books; more delicate wall shelf designs can be the perfect showcase for collectibles or ornaments. Also, consider the role of the shelf in the room: a single, coloured wall shelf can be a highlight in a space; more extensive shelves designed for living rooms are more all-encompassing. Also, consider the role of the shelf in the room: a coloured EPOCA console can be a highlight. For a more extensive system of cabinets and shelves, consider a system such as STRIPES. In restricted spaces, small floating shelves and consoles work well. If you think you might upsize in the future, the right shelf design can give you the flexibility you need: system shelves can be ordered for many years to come, so your home can grow with you. They can also be complemented with cabinets to hide away unsightly items. In addition, the team at Schönbuch design wall mirrors to complement some lines, such as HESPERIDE DYO or CUT.
Shelves can also be used to bring separate spaces together. For an open pantry, consider full-height floor-standing STRIPES shelf units with cupboards and cabinets. A full-height shelf unit with a side- or lowboard from the same series can continue the theme in your living room. Floating shelves like S7 are a good way to beautify kitchen wall space and corners and work equally well in living rooms. And TREASURE BOX can showcase all kinds of collectibles, from souvenirs and ornaments to spices and culinary trinkets. And if you’re a lover of aperitifs and cocktails, don’t forget: we also design bar furniture. Take a look!