Sorry, this item is no longer available.
Sorry, this item is no longer available.
  • Apartment Therapy's Bazaar
  • Apartment Therapy's Bazaar

Design Within Reach Dark Gray Sapien Bookshelf

$280 or Best Offer




14" W x 79.5" H x 14" L






Mint condition Dark Grey Sapien Bookshelf from Design Within Reach This piece will last you forever, it is made of steel while other replicas are made of aluminum. Made in Italy. 79.5" tall, 14" x 14" base, 14 shelves and each shelf is 8.25"x 6". Base has 4 sturdy grips at each corner. This particular model is no longer produced by DWR, though a comparable style is made and retails at $345 ( The model I am selling is taller and has more shelves. I can potentially deliver it to you for an extra fee, depending on the distance. Description from the website: For more than two decades, Bruno Rainaldi has been influencing the design scene in Milan. Whether designing furniture, bringing iconic works back into production or teaching students at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, where he is a professor. When he designed his Sapien Bookcase (2003), he created a unique solution for those with a lot of books and little space to store them. By holding texts horizontally in a vertical stack, the tall Sapien can accommodate up to 70 small and large books in a very compact footprint. The removable shelves are a mere 2mm thick but each one can hold approximately five books, or an impressive 5.5 lbs. The tall Sapien has 14 shelves, the short has 10. When fully loaded, the bookcase virtually disappears behind the books. All-metal construction and a heavy, weighted base ensure the design's strength and stability. Made in Italy. Materials: Steel tube; steel sheeting. Restoration Hardware, CB2, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation, Room & Board, Bookshelf, Book Shelf, Shelves, Wall, Decor, Italian, Vintage, Antique, Rare, Durable

Shipping Information

  • Local Delivery
  • In-Person Pickup