Best Wine Racks for the Home 2010
I’ve been compiling a list of the best new wine racks for the past two years, and this year I thought I’d do something a little different and highlight vintage designs (in addition to an expanded list of new and easily available racks). Some of these older pieces are no longer in production and you have to hunt for them, but it’s a thrill when you find the perfect piece. Here’s a mix of vintage, new, and DIY options — Enjoy!
VINTAGE WINE RACKS
Clear Acrylic Wine Rack on Etsy: If you’re on a budget, Etsy is a good place to search for vintage wine racks below $50. This one is currently available from CathodeBlue for $39.
Paul McCobb Drinks Cart & Wine Rack from Surfing Cowboys: I don’t usually post items wihtout a direct link to purchase, but I had to include this amazing vintage Paul McCobb drinks cart and wine rack, which was available at Surfing Cowboys but has since sold. You can sometimes find these through antique dealers, vintage aggregator sites like 1stdibs, or through eBay.
Paul McCobb Wine Rack from Orange: This vintage Paul McCobb wine rack IS currently available through LA-based antique dealer, Orange.
French Vintage Wine Rack at Maison de Kristine: This vintage wire rack is a cool design if you need a LOT of wine storage and you’ve got a large space. It’s currently marked down to $307.50.
Birch Bentwood Wine Rack from Assemblage: A nice mid-century design from Chicago antique store, Assemblage, $475.
Swedish Birch and Rosewood Wine Rack from Hi and Lo Modern: These honeycomb rosewood wine racks turn up a lot in antique and thrift stores. This one is available at Hi and Lo Modern for $245.
NEW WINE RACKS
Vintage View Wine Racks: These are the ones I use in my home. Called Vintage View Racks, they’re a British creation and can be expanded to hold as many bottles as you want.
Houdini Wine Rack at the MoMA Store: This design folds flat, holds four bottles, and sells at MoMA for $16.
NapaStyle Single & A-Frame Riddling Racks: This rack isn’t for everyone — you’d need a TON of space for starters — but it’s a cool A-frame design that would look great in a giant California kitchen. Available through Napa Style for $800.
Felted Wine Rack by Etcetera Media at Horne: Here’s another design that folds flat for storage, $40 at Horne.
Wine Rack by Metropolitan Produce: This one’s actually a protoype by Brooklyn-based architects/designers Metropolitan Produce, but I included it because it’s such a simple, beautiful, and space-saving design.
Spiral Wine Cellars: These are just super cool if you have the need for a full cellar.
DIY WINE RACKS
DIY Wine Rack Idea from Framework Design: Blogged by Regina, this is a very, very nice solution that can be copied, but be CAREFUL.
Built-In Mailing Tube Wine Rack from Readymade (no good link): Who can argue with DIY that looks like Shiguru Ban?
CARRYOVERS FROM THE BEST OF 2009 LIST
Classic 12-Bottle Hardwood Wine Rack: These are expandable, and we’ve used these many times with a dab of glue in the joints.
Shesham Wine Rack from Crate & Barrel: Love the wood and these can be wall mounted and expanded to cover as much space you you’ve got.
Cellar Wine Rack from CB2: I really liked their metal take on this classic four triangle design.
Float Wall Shelf by Modern Cellar: I liked this for the wood and the fact that it displayed single bottles nicely at the same time (not for those with cats or children).
SPORADIC Wall Panel: Just supercool.
CRU Wine Rack from UMBRA: While I’m not usually fond of this sort of standalone, table-top rack, I love that these can be wall mounted and added together to make one big rack.
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