Bilbao Tree Shelf Turns A Minimally-Altered Tree Into A Functional Wall Shelf


We’ve seen trees and their multiple protruding branches serve as inspiration for storage furniture several times before, including wall shelves, freestanding bookshelves, and even coat racks. The Bilbao Tree Shelf is another one in the long line, using an actual tree that’s reinforced with glass shelves to serve as wall-mounted decorative storage.

Designed by Chile-based Sebastian Errazuriz, the wall-mounted shelf uses an actual tree sourced from Chile, making it look like a tree that somehow grew out of a wall in your house. Instead of reshaping the tree into flat shelves like previous creations we’ve seen, the artist makes modifications that retain an organic form by incorporating glass panels, which he mounts on top of the branches to serve as storage shelves.


The Bilbao Tree Shelf is named after the street where the artist found the fallen platano oriental wood that he used as the bookshelf frame, twisting, turning, and readapting the branches so they can rest flat against the wall. It has two sections that rest on the floor, looking like they’re keeping it standing, although it actually relies on partially hidden stainless steel hardware to keep everything in place. It measures 96 x 120 x 14.5 inches.


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One Response

  1. Olivia

    Whoever first came out with storage of the wall-mount variety was an absolute genius. I have lived in my fair share of both homes and apartments. The amount of space you save when you find creative ways to store things throughout your place is amazing. I mean, just by adding a few closet organizers into my bedroom, I was able to just about triple my storage. I think we all can relate to not knowing what to do with all of our favorite things but at the same time, not being able to get rid of them.
    What stands out so much to me about this shelf in particular is that it’s made out of a real tree. It’s so beautiful and elegant.


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