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Umbra Conceal Floating Book Shelf, Small, White

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  • Conceal floating book shelf by umbra mounts to the wall and becomes invisible behind a stack of books
  • Constructed of powder-coated steel; mounting hardware included
  • Supports up to 15-pound of books; maximum stack height 8-inch
  • Size: 5 by 5 by 5-1/2-inch; fits small to medium books
  • Patented, award-winning design by miron lior; portion of proceeds donated to pratt institute school of art and design
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Product Details

Size: Small | Color: White
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 5 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0053GBBJU
  • Item model number: 330638-660
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,391 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Size: Small | Color: White

For an ultra-minimal look, the Conceal bookshelf from Umbra mounts to the wall and becomes invisible behind a stack of books, giving the books the appearance of floating in mid-air. Attach the sturdy, L-shaped shelf to the wall with the included mounting hardware and slide one book onto the ledge so that the ledge is sandwiched between the book's cover and pages. Secure the cover in place using the integrated clips beneath the ledge. Stack up to 15-pound (or 8-inch) of small to medium books on top of the first book until the shelf is obscured from view. Conceal is constructed of strong, powder-coated steel and is available in two finishes. This model measures 5 by 5 by 5-1/2-inch. Also available is a larger size for large books and a wider model that holds two stacks side by side. The patented design by Miron Lior is the winner of many design awards including the Umbra Pratt Design Competition. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item is donated to the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design. Brought to you by Umbra - the worldwide leader in casual, contemporary, affordable design for the home.


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Customer Reviews

Very easy to install, sturdy, and looks amazing.
T. Reta
They look awesome and I recommend it to anyone looking for a unique way to display their books.
N.T.
I put more than the recommended weight/book limit and it holds up great!
Amanda O'Farrell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on February 9, 2007
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small
These shelves are a clever idea - books appear to be floating on your wall. As one can see from the picture on this product page, the back cover of the bottom book fits into a small groove. With other books placed on top, the bottom book is held securely in place. I installed several of these shelves in my kitchen for cookbooks. They work best for relatively light, narrow books (the shelf started to strain a bit under "The Joy of Cooking"). However, only the bottom book needs to be hard back.

Installation was extremely easy -- just screw the shelf into any wall normal wall (e.g., drywall, paneling). No anchors are needed. I was a bit skeptical at first and expected for the books to fall or the shelf to bend, but no accidents after over a week. All in all, these shelves work well and are an interesting way to display your books. I just think that they should be a bit less expensive, as they're basically metal brackets; hence the four stars.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. Eggert on September 13, 2006
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small
These bookshelves are perfect. Each shelf can hold 5 _good sized_ hardcover books. They're easy to install (don't require a stud), very convenient, and are good conversation pieces. I'm ordering more right now...perfect if you've run out of space for another bookcase.
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57 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Sledder Wol on June 12, 2006
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small
Its books on a wall. Just books, on a wall.

If that's your bag, this is your shelf.

Installation was straightfoward and did not require a power tool.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kin on May 10, 2012
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: Small Verified Purchase
This is exactly what I was looking for, even though I wasn't looking for it. I was fixing up a spare room for my wife to relax. I stumbled on these while looking for a small wall mounted bookshelf. They were very easy to install. I used dry wall anchors and the screws that came with it are nice and long. I have about 5 good size books on one and it doesn't sag at all. It feels real sturdy and looks awesome. I highly recommend these. I uploaded a few pics.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Larry Barton on November 10, 2011
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: Small Verified Purchase
I saw one of these "invisible" bookshelves at a friends house and was immediately intrigued. When I got home I got on the internet and discovered they were available at a very reasonable price. I ordered three of the small ones, one for myself and the others for gifts. The small size will easily hold books up to ten or eleven inches tall by six or seven inches wide. Everybody who sees mine invariably asks how it works.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Evans VINE VOICE on October 25, 2008
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small
The umbra conceal book shelf is truly a great buy. i found them online awhile ago but recently came across them at my local bookstore chain, so i thought i'd give them a shot. i couldnt be any happier. with a weight load of 15lbs for the small shelf and a 20lbs weight load for the large shelf. they do an excellent job of displaying your books, in a neat nontraditonal way. all of my guests have noticed this shelf and inquired about where to get one for themselves. it trips everyone out, even me still.

as far as mounting them, they couldnt be any easier. the packaging is simple; shelf, plastic covering, two screws. that's it. no directions included OR needed.

the only problem one may encouter with this shelf is that you cannot make the first book on the stack a paperback. it will bubble and lift away from the pages, therefore not looking as sleek as it could. It is best to use a hardcover as your first book if you want it to look right. also the hardback has to be at least 6" deep(most book are, but i have a few that aren't) the shelf extends out from the wall 5-ish inches and you need a book that can cover all of that as your first. the plastic packaging also says: 16" Max stack height and 8" Max book depth for the small shelf. so dont stack too high and dont use ones that are too deep.

all in all, easy mounting, looks great, great price. i bought 4 more.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 27, 2011
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small Verified Purchase
As a bookshelf it's not really practical. In order for it to function as a bookshelf, you basically have to designate one of your least-red, large hard cover books as the main shelf, and even then you have to keep something on top of it to keep it from falling off. I wish the little clip underneath was a little bigger.

As far as holding books goes, this thing is great. You can throw one book on, and then pile a few more books on top of it, and it'll hold them like nobody's business. Getting them off, obviously, isn't as easy as a normal bookshelf because you have to make sure the bottom book is secure at all times, and if you want to read the bottom book you'll have to reconfigure the entire thing. I use it as a pretty nifty nightstand, and it holds up with a big hardcover book on the bottom, three light paperback books on top of that, and a lamp on top of those. It's very easy to knock the whole thing down though, so I don't think I'll put anything fragile or important on it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Reeseshara on June 15, 2011
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small Verified Purchase
I love this shelf! It is a great way to display my books and so unique. I bought some of these to stagger around a 'double' shelf and I place nicknacks on top of some of the stacks. You do need a medium to large book to fit on the bottom. Easy to attach to wall and they are very sturdy. Pretty good deal I found on Amazon too!
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