Rated 2 out of 5 by BittersweetPony Beautiful design, poor construction
This shouldn't be advertised as a bookcase, and shouldn't be used for books. The shelves will bow and not stay straight. If this was on substantial mark down, I could see getting it for lightweight plants, a bar or to display lightweight collectibles. The key here is lightweight. Anything heavy is going to warp the shelves. It's a shame, it is very beautiful. Definitely not worth $1200, and I would honestly hesitate for half that.
December 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by RaleighMom Beautiful but poorly made
I went to see this in our local Anthropologie store today. I love the design and might still buy it for my house, but it will have to go on sale first. It is very wobbly and wiggly and sort of insubstantial-feeling. This surprised me, but I imagine it's the design with the single support beam through the center. I would only buy this to go against a wall in an area where children do not play.
October 24, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cinnamonheart Beautiful, but imperfect
Bought the shelf out of the store, since I am in Canada and Anthropologie doesn't ship furniture up here and I have been coveting this thing for ages.
Two of the feet don't sit flush to the floor and one of the shelve's boards warps up a bit. For $1600 dollars (Canadian price + tax)!
Still, I don't have much regret as I normally would, as I would not have been able to buy this shelf otherwise and it looks magnificent in my studio apartment. I just tell myself the imperfections add to its looks.
It is bigger than it appears and the moving guy (Anthropologie up here does not make deliveries) had to disassemble it before being able to get it up to my place.
December 15, 2011