Of course you can build shelves in your alcoves but that will cost the same as buying these (at least) and you can’t take them with you when you move. In addition to that, these have graduated shelves so you could put those bigger books at the bottom and keep the paperbacks above, or use them for display purposes as they have done here. For those of you with an alcove waiting to be filled the measurements are 180 x 96 x 35cm. For those without, or, more likely with an alcove that is the wrong size, they would look just as good propped up against a wall.
Objects Of Design #118: Large Oak Shelf Ladder
The author Kate Watson-Smyth
I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.