Thursday, October 9, 2008

atlas industries shelving

Atlas Industries

Atlas probably has the most handsome, most modern furniture like shelving system of all the shelf systems we've looked at to date. And its probably also the most expensive. But there is no denying that it is very beautiful. And most important it works very well as a vertical desk shelving element.

Atlas Industries

Atlas shelves have several things going for them beyond their good looks. First they have shelf depths in 6" increments, so you can get the 24" desktop you need for a vertical desk, and the 18" deep shelf you want if you are going to make an equipment shelf, and there are of course book depth shelves as well.

Atlas Industries

Another important feature of the Atlas shelves is their extremely low profile shelf supports. In most cases the shelf support is no thicker than the shelf itself which means that rolling your mobile desk under the desktop shelf will be unhindered, and you can adjust the height very close to your desktop.

Atlas Industries

Atlas Industries

Atlas Industries

The verticals are also available with feet, not that they would be freestanding - I think they look like they need to be fastened to the wall, but if you were not on your studs, and you could not rely on the wall to support the verticals, then the feet would bring the weight safely to the floor.

Atlas Industries

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Why is it that I'm also drawn to the most expensive things?

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  2. They have this great thing on their web site where you build your shelves online, and it racks up the dollars as you work - one vertical standard, one shelf, hmm, $1,100... but it looks mah-velous.

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  3. Thanks for bringing the as4 modular furniture system to the attention of your visitors. Thanks also for the kind words and careful description of the function and detailing of the as4.
    We think it's important to consider not whether something is expensive, but if it offers value. We think that the as4 is not only a better value than any other furniture system, but it is a better value than custom built-ins, which is really a better comparison.
    Please consider that the as4 is hand-made furniture, constructed of solid hardwood and solid cold-rolled steel bar. The shelves, drawer boxes and cabinets are constructed with dovetail joinery, and the metal components are fabricated with machine-shop precision.
    It is often difficult to convey the importance of these qualities to potential customers because if we look around us, we see that very few things in our lives are hand-made of solid materials.
    So, the as4 is really more akin to custom built-ins, except that custom built-ins would unlikely be able to offer the re-configurability one would expect of a modular system.
    Thanks again for the kind words. We really appreciate it.

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  4. Thank you for commenting on our post and making your case for your product. I think positioning it against custom work really speaks to its value - well said.

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