SNEAD book stack ‘Book Tower’ shelves

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We have extra shelves on sale as quality A (shelf with sides) and quality B (without sides) see images for reference.

Lacquered steel shelves salvaged in Henri Van De Velde’s Book Tower in Ghent. The shelves have been produced by Moens under licence of SNEAD based in Louisville, Kentucky. These shelves closely resemble the first shelves produced for the opening of the library in 1937, but have probably been manufactured later.

Angus Snead Macdonald and the company he founded revolutionised library design in the USA and the rest of the world. Their designs were crucial in moving the library system from one of closed, structural stacks, to open stacks that emphasise adjustability and which are still in use today.

IMPORTANT: These shelves are intended as extras for clients who previously bought entire shelvings. With some ingenuity, and by drilling a few holes in the right places, they can quite easily be transformed to be wall mounted. 

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Extra Parts

120 cm shelf, 80 cm shelf


A quality, B quality


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