Chicago 8 Box
by Blu Dot
At A Glance:
The Blu Dot Chicago 8 Box makes use of negative space in unexpected ways and brings style and structure to your home. Named the "8 Box" for the eight wooden boxed shelves that are connected by tubular legs, this Blu Dot piece creates extra room in between each box that can be used for storing or displaying items. At the same time, the simple poles that support the whole structure are stylish and economical. More with less, at every turn, and beautiful to look at in the bargain.
The Chicago 8 Box was one of the earliest pieces designed by Blu Dot, and it certainly has staying power. The fact that this shelving unit is functional and versatile makes it an excellent storage choice for your room. The neutral finishes of the wood blend well with any color scheme, allowing you to shift this piece around your home or office when necessary.
What's To Like:
Sometimes, good design is about what's not there. The Chicago series takes advantage of negative space, creating both smart and elegant storage for your living room or den. This is a gorgeous looking storage and organization structure. The possibilities are endless. You could store shoes in the lowest center space, books and DVDs within the boxes themselves, records, flowers, pictures or trophies in the other open spaces. At the top you could store boxes or display art. The choices are all yours, and that's the greatest gift of this shelf. What's really cool is that if you're going to use it as a room divider you can face each box forward or backward.
What's Not to Like:
This is for big jobs only. If you're only looking for a quick storage or shelving solution that solves a small problem, there are plenty of stylish and smaller shelving models available. Check out the Chicago 3 Box.
The Bottom Line:
This is one of the rare shelves that don't just help to organize and display your life; it can become the focal point of an entire room. The 8 Box adds interest where other shelving units fall short. Available in maple, graphite-on-oak and cherry.
- Overall dimensions: 74.5" h x 94" w x 12" d
- Internal shelf height: 12.5"
- Height between shelves: 15"
- Wood veneer over MDF boxes
- Powder-coated tubular steel legs
- Glides protect your floor
Cherry: Cherry veneer
Graphite on Oak: Stained white oak veneer
Maple: Maple veneer
Walnut: Walnut veneer
Frame is made of tubular steel legs, powder-coated in silver.
Overall: 74.5" h x 94" w x 12" d
Shelf units: 12.5" h x 27.5" w x 12" d