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A Dresser That Doubles As Movable Shelves

Perfect for incorrigible book freaks!

A Dresser That Doubles As Movable Shelves
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Our regular readers know how much we love furniture that does double duty as something else. The latest example isn’t the cleverest to come across our desks, but it has its charm, especially if you’re an incorrigible book freak (like us!). It’s a dresser and set of movable shelves in one.

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Drawer Shelf, by Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa, is a stack of three drawers, each capable of sliding left or right on a pair of tracks. That means you can stagger the drawers in various ways to create ad-hoc shelves.

Mind you, the shelves don’t provide tons of extra storage. But if you have way more books than you have bookshelves, you know all too well: Any and every last inch of space helps.

[Images courtesy of Keiji Ashizawa; hat tip to Swiss Miss]

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Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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