BrickBox is a modular bookcase composed of stackable boxes used to transport and store. Brilliant? I would say so!

(Wouldn’t this be perfect for a teenager that is soon going off to college!)

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  1. Love this modular bookcase!

  2. I thought about this just yesterday and how awesome this would be. Amazed to see you post this now. I need this or find something very similar for myself.

  3. Wow! Hoping they’re available in America…

  4. I need something similar aswell.. but maybe a bit cheaper :) IKEA-cheap.. 40 eur for assembled plywood is a bit too much for my budget..

    If anyone finds something available in Denmark, holla :)

  5. How did I know they’d be upwards of $40 each (for the small ones). You’d have to pay $2000 for a setup like that in the photo. Disappointing that his is priced as “high” design when it’s such a simple idea.

  6. Brilliant!

  7. Whaaat?? Where have these been all my life?

  8. You could also just do this yourself: my version is a bunch of crates stacked like bricks in my living room and held together with bolts. Obviously, mine is lacking the lego-style connectors, clean white finish (made of fruit crates), and pequeña end pieces, but I think my alternating sides are a unique touch (they do have a “ladder” example, but it’s not the same).

    Also, these crates look EXACTLY like the discontinued Ikea Trissa LP boxes that sold ~$8 a pop. I wish I bought as many as I could carry when they were still around—they’re great.

  9. Wow! This would be perfect if you are moving a lot!
    Disassemble, tape a piece of cardboard on top of each element and off you go!

  10. “Wouldn’t this be perfect for a teenager that is soon going off to college!”

    Only if the student is rich, but then I’m sure they could pay for a removal company to transport their books for them.

    It is a lovely idea, a shame — as others have said — that it is so expensive.

  11. agreed, awesome idea, way too expensive. and somehow doesn’t look like it would hold up too well on the second assembly…

  12. I saw this concept (along with a cutting diagram for a plywood sheet) in Victor Papanek’s “Nomadic Furniture 1”, published in 1973. Still a great idea.

  13. The materials appear to be high quality and the laminate does add to the convenience. Aside from the fact that everything seems more expensive than it should be, the price doesn’t seem out of line to me. I expect their profit margin is NOT incredibly high.

  14. Funk. Wish I had seen these six months ago before I had shelves custom built for an arm and a leg.

  15. beautiful and functional. perfect for my teensy apartment.

  16. Less cool an not as safe, but did it also with the Ikea Trissa boxes :

  17. I’m the designer of BrickBox and I’ve something to say: it’s impossible to get a better price if you want the appropiate material for this box: birch plywood. MDF particles board is not resistent enought for it because books are very heavy.
    Trissa boxes are made in 8mm (bad) plywood, only one side laminated and smaller than BrickBox.
    BrickBox is made in 12mm birch plywood, both side laminated, 52x27x36 cm

    Thanks for your kind attention

    Antxon Salvador from Barcelona

  18. @Salvador
    I pretty believe that BrickBoxes are ways better than Ikea’s Trissas … not only because of their stacking system, but they also seem to be better build and finished.

    I really love the BrickBox concept and I’d like to buy some.
    However if I may ask: What’s the difference between your BrickBox and those commercialized by FLY? (which are sorry to say 35% cheaper).

  19. Hi Kochi,
    the BrickBox in FLY is 9mm plywood and lacqued in white, no laminated (worst finishings in edges). The 9mm thickness is ok for structures with 3 o 4 floors, but the original 12mm BrickBox allows till 6 floors high.

    Besides, the original 12mm BrickBox has beveled edges and a better plywood quality.

    Thanks for your interest,
    if you have more questions, please contact:

    [email protected]

    Antxon Salvador

  20. This harkens back to the book boxes of Thomas Jefferson.

    “The shelves were taken down with the books still in them, waste paper was stuffed into spaces to secure the volumes, and boards were nailed across the front to prepare them for the journey that would involve ten wagons.

    The origin of the portable book boxes is not known. There is no documentary evidence that Jefferson designed them, yet their special features would have certainly assisted him in organizing, maintaining and transporting his huge library.”

    Quoted from this page at

  21. For those in the UK and in and around London, this is a pretty cool option

    “Cubes – Our cubes lock together creating storage walls, shelves, seating.. ”

    As well as selling second hand office furniture, and recycling, this charity also make lots of stuff, not just the cubes, from old materials. Excellent venture. I worked in an office that was mostly furnished with stuff from here, and the cubes were pretty cute. They also train up people etc. And can take all of your unwanted office furniture to recycle!

  22. wow.. those greenworks aren’t even close to the beauty of BrickBox, imo :)

  23. @Frederik I totally agree! but they are cheaper and some places might prefer to use recycled stuff. Nice to have options for everyone :)

  24. These are so expensive because they are made in Spain from certified wood. I am sure that the Ikea ones were not.

  25. This was our take on the BrickBox in a nice blog article.

  26. Just discovered Brick Box on Youtube with a Kirsten Dirksen fair companies video. Love her and the stuff she finds. This is great.