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Umbra Conceal Wall Book Shelf Small, Silver

by Umbra
745 customer reviews
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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 Description

Color: Silver | Size: Small

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. Designed by Miron Lior for Umbra- original, modern, casual, functional and affordable design for the home.

Product Details

Color: Silver | Size: Small
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.2 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000IVRTBO
  • Item model number: 330638-560
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (745 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,748 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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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


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117 of 120 people found the following review helpful By amazon's fan VINE VOICE on November 7, 2007
Size: LargeColor: Silver
I attached my own pictures in the "customer images."

I put a few up in my small living room next to my TV and a IKEA wall-shelf. It looks great and it does hold up a lot. But how much does it hold up? That also depends on your books.

One tip: To know when to stop piling more books on, use your hand and push down from the top a little bit. If it starts to shake and feels quite heavy, it is time to stop and leave it at that.
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117 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 5, 2007
Size: LargeColor: Silver
We bought 6 of these shelves for our living room that has a contemporary/industrial feel. We have been very happy with them! They look great, hold a good amount of books and we have received may compliments. The books really do look like they're floating on the wall. They hold about 10-15 books for us. They could probably hold a couple more. No stud necessary when installing. Installing very easy.
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By John VINE VOICE on December 17, 2011
Size: DoubleColor: Silver Verified Purchase
This is a really great idea for decorating and look great. I bought a couple and may buy more.

Likes
* It can really dress up a drab wall. Much more eye catching that just a bookshelf or photo.
* It's easy to install. Just need 3 screws.

Dislikes
* You have to be choosey with the type of books used. The ones I planned to use were too deep and too heavy. The whole thing sagged. The pictures on the Umbra site show some with a whole stack of books. I wasn't able to get more than a couple of hardcover books on it, without the sagging occurring. Wish they had used slightly thicker gauge metal. For the price charged, they could afford it.
* The single version has 2 mounting holes one above another, so it offers more support. In this double version, it has 3 holes, just slightly above the shelf, in a horizontal row. This might limit the weight bearing capacity.
* The bottom support book only provides support if other books provide weight on the wall side. It also assumes the very small support "hooks" stay engaged on the book cover. If a guest decides to pull a book down to look at it, it is very likely the whole stack will come tumbling down. This should be considered a decorative solution, not a way to store books you will frequently use. Be ready to yell "don't touch those" if you seem someone reaching for them. I would not put anything breakable below these.

Despite some gripes I really like these and they look great on the wall. I think there are some things they could do to improve them, but overall I'm satisfied. I'm recommending them.
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83 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on February 9, 2007
Size: SmallColor: Silver
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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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By S. Mathis on May 9, 2011
Size: LargeColor: Silver
i love love love these shelves. i ordered a bunch at the same time. i got 5 little ones and 2 large ones. I had a hard time finding a 2 books that would fit the large ones. you need a book that is at least 7-8 inches wide. i would have stuck with the smaller size had i known. still very happy with them though.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By T. Leech VINE VOICE on February 25, 2010
Size: LargeColor: Silver Verified Purchase
I posted 2 pictures above of the shelves on my wall (4 shelves). I purchased 2 smaller ones and 2 of these Large ones. According to the packaging you can stack up to 20 lbs with no height limit on the large. I stacked 10 hard cover books and didn't come near that 20 lbs. When it comes to the larger one I will tell you that there is a minimum book depth requirement of 7.5 inches. I have a lot of hard cover books, but only 1 that was deep enough to use so I had to borrow one of my children's books for the time being. Another point to make is that they MUST be screwed into a stud in your wall. Do not try to skip this and just put them anywhere.

Definitely worth getting and I'm ordering more right now. I love them and they are original, something different to decorate with. I have one set up as my Library book shelf. LOVE IT!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. Eggert on September 13, 2006
Size: SmallColor: Silver
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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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Kin on May 10, 2012
Size: SmallColor: White 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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