Wow factor. Atlas Industries is definitely on our Top 10 Adjustable Shelving List. Combining the strength and thin lines of steel with the warmth and texture of wood, the AS4 shelving is the perfect solution to a modern apartment without going all hi-tech and industrial. It is totally adjustable and expandable from bookshelves to workspace to storage...Atlas Industries was conceived by Thomas Wright and Joseph Fratesi in 1993 with the intent to provide architectural, furniture and product design services, but their primary focus is on the design, development and production of their furniture.
Featured in Dwell Magazine way back in the day in 2004, the expert advice from Karen Rinaldi still rings true: These are perfect bookshelves. They're beautiful. They have that old library feel but look modern. They don't scream "look at me." They look like they're there to hold the books. These are the ones I'd be buying. I love that you can integrate them with a desk and drawers -- it's an ingenious system.
Prices? Not cheap -- definitely in the few thousand dollar range. The shelves are probably more aspirational than attainable for most people, but man...they're sure nice to look at.
>>Originally reviewed by Maxwell on 11.11.04 (12 Comments)