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Umbra Conceal Wall Book Shelf Small, Silver

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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: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.2 x 5 inches ; 11.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000IVRTBO
  • Item model number: 330638-560
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,077 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Size: Small | Color: Silver

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 medium to large 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, affordable, modern, original, and functional design for the home.

From the Manufacturer

Umbra Conceal Book Shelf

For a fresh, 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.

Easy Installation

Step 1

Attach the sturdy, L-shaped steel Conceal Shelf to the wall with the included mounting hardware.

Step 2

Place the first book so that the shelf ledge is between the pages and the back cover, using the two hooks underneath to hold the back cover in place.

Step 3

Stack additional books on top of the first book until the Conceal Shelf is hidden from view. This gives the stack of books a floating appearance.

Shelf Capacity

Available in two sizes, the Large Shelf holds up to 20 pounds of medium to large books; the Small Shelf holds up to 15 pounds of small to medium books.

Award-Winning Design

The Conceal Shelf, designed by Miron Lior, is a winner of the annual Umbra-Pratt Institute Design Competition. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product are donated to the Pratt Institute School of Design in New York City.

Each year, students of the Pratt Institute's Industrial Design program are invited to submit their designs to a panel of judges, who award the products that best reflect the Umbra design sensibility and incorporate originality, wit and manufacture-ability.

Winning designs are considered for manufacture and distribution by Umbra. If the design is put into production, the student and the Pratt Institute receive a portion of the proceeds from the product's sales.

“Design is at the center of our business at Umbra. We rely on bright new designers to fuel our creative growth. We are honored to be able to work with distinguished design schools like Pratt and talented new design graduates.” -- Paul Rowan, Co-Founder, Umbra

Customer Reviews

She loves them, they look cool on her walls.
Leah
I put more than the recommended weight/book limit and it holds up great!
Amanda O'Farrell
It looks exactly as described, is easy to install, and it looks great.
Nadia C. Harmsen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 86 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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58 of 66 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer 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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25 of 29 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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andi on July 23, 2006
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small
We recently "lofted" our daughter's bed & this book shelf mounted up on the wall keeps her late-night reading stack handy.

Easy to install & easy to use.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Leon M. Bodevin on February 11, 2008
Color Name: SilverSize Name: Small
I was a little skeptical about these shelves when I bought them but they've turned out really well. The metal is thicker than you would think so they look and feel very sturdy. I only put five or six books on them but my guess is that they could hold much more. Very satisfied with these.
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