Blu Dot furniture (born in 1997) was founded by John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks. The firm began as a loose collaboration of three college friends trained in architecture and art, based on the premise that design should be affordable. The partners chose furniture as the subject of interest and opened a studio and operations in Minneapolis in 1996. Blu Dot has begun to realize their vision with a collection of over 40 furniture pieces that are both elegantly abstract and unambiguously functional. Blu Dot pieces are in the permanent collections of several museums, have been seen on the sets of well-known television shows such as Friends and ER, and have won numerous national and international awards. The furniture collection is distributed around the world.
|Exterior Shelves: Yes||Shelf Material: Wood|
|Frame Material: Metal||Free Standing: Yes|
|Number of Shelves: 3||Product Type: Accent shelves|
Blu Dot Chicago 3 Box
erin from denver, CO– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Great bookshelf. The only thing is that it is a little bit unstable. If a child pulled on the front it would come down. It should be attached to the wall. They should start sending attachments with it
Tree Hugger from Portland OR
I've owned this piece for over five years (bought at another store). It came assembled, so I can't speak to those issues. But as for the design, it is solid, lovely, elegant; both modern and timeless. It has a prominent place in our living room; is warm but modern; in a mix of other similar pieces it makes the living space in a 105-year old Portland craftsman seem lighter and more contemporary. Another reviewer is disappointed in the MDF, but there's nothing cheesy about this unit.
made of mdf
Steve from San Francisco, CA
the design of the item is great, but for this price, I was expecting it to be made of solid wood. instead, it's made of mdf. if I wanted mdf I would have gone to that big box home furnishings store instead and paid 1/4 the price. I don't recommend this product.