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June 30, 2015
Perhaps one of the most functional geometric shapes, boxes are often found in furniture and storage accessories. Capitalizing on this simple shape, furniture and product designers reimagine the classic box by integrating different materials, colors, or interior components to create objects that are both minimalist and striking, and full of functional possibilities.
Storage box with marble inlay

The Walnut and Marble Storage Cube from 2131 takes the simplicity of a box and elevates it with rich walnut wood and luxe marble. The cube includes one interior surface that has been inlaid with Italian Calacatta Gold marble, which frames the storage cube’s contents. Available in small and large sizes, the Walnut and Marble Cubes can be stacked or structured to create a distinctive storage display, or they can be used individually as a striking accent. 

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Three-layer box and tray set

The 3-in-1 Tray Box from Nomess Copenhagen is a simple design with multiple positions and functions. Comprised of three sections, the Tray Box includes a base with the largest capacity for storing items, a middle layer that can be used to store pens, pencils, and small items, and a top lid. The lid, as well as the middle layer, can be removed from the box and used as individual trays. This box adds color to a desk or shelf.

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Wall-mounted storage compartments for books and accents

Taking the concept of the storage box to the wall, the Onecase is a wall-mounted, colorful system. Designed by Søren Ulrik Petersen for Onecollection, the Onecase can perform numerous functions. It can be used for book storage, holding a picture frame, or displaying treasured knickknacks. Comprised of two connected open cubes, the Onecase is available with an open back or with colorful back covers. 

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White-framed valet style key box

The simple Pyramid Key Box takes the clutter of keys and hides it in a geometric, wall-mounted cabinet. Inspired by traditional valet boxes, the Pyramid Key Box has six pegs for different sets of keys. When closed, the box becomes a work of sculpture, featuring thirty elegantly crafted birch pyramids. The box is framed in white, which will make the key box stand out against a painted wall.

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Side table designed like simple wood box

The Side Box Side Table brings simple order to a living room, bedroom, or office. This distinctive side table is crafted in solid walnut or maple wood in California. Built to endure, the Side Box is a versatile solution for creating a table surface with storage. The visible joints give the simple table added visual interest. 

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Three storage boxes with colorful acrylic lids

The ObjectBoxes from designer Maya Bille allow you to both store and display items in one simple step. Each European wood oak box includes an acrylic sliding lid that has enough transparency to reveal the box’s contents, and enough opacity that the eye focuses on the color of the lid and the fine craftsmanship of the wood box.

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Handmade Nicaraguan teak tool box

The Abner Toolbox takes a necessary household accessory and makes it into a work of art. Designed by Aaron Poritz, the toolbox is crafted entirely in teak, including the comb joints that hold the box together. Although designed as a toolbox, this multi-function accessory can be used to hold paints, jewelry, and other small items needing organization. 

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Storage box with marble inlay

The Walnut and Marble Storage Cube from 2131 takes the simplicity of a box and elevates it with rich walnut wood and luxe marble. The cube includes one interior surface that has been inlaid with Italian Calacatta Gold marble, which frames the storage cube’s contents. Available in small and large sizes, the Walnut and Marble Cubes can be stacked or structured to create a distinctive storage display, or they can be used individually as a striking accent. 

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