With this dramatic etagere, Bill Sofield offers a contemporary display piece with great function and greater character. Inspired by a Japanese easel, the design eschews the western architectural model of an étagère - in favor of something sleek, with less of a footprint, and more of a nod to the exotic. A cascading back accepts fixed shelves, themselves chamfered for a sense of lightness, supported by long canted and framed legs.
The footprint of the Easel allows it to be easily bunched - even in a smaller room - adding height and color. As a single unit, it makes the most of a tight space behind a chair.