By: Katie Anderson
March 5, 2011


Our latest featured item is the gorgeous Tao Bookshelf by Hellman-Chang. Hellman-Chang’ s award-winning, modern furniture line is the work of self-taught designers and lifelong friends Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang. Each unique solid-wood piece is handcrafted in their New York studio from local sustainable materials, and carries with it their passion that one’ s personal style can be rewarding and bold, and yet still comfortable and gracious for the home. Eric Chang describes below their inspiration for this wonderful piece.

The Tao bookshelf was a natural extension of our award winning Tao line. The key here was the negative space and using the same classic lines to create an interesting piece that maximized potential for accenting objects. Vases and sculptures work great in the space in addition to stacking or resting your favourite literature. One important element that carries throughout the Tao Line is the canted edges – the perimeter edge cants inward at an angle to draw people towards the negative space. As a result, light hits off the top corners in a more dynamic way. Versatility was also critical as the bookshelf can be used as a room divider, or specified to sit horizontal as a console.

If you are interested in today’s featured item or past featured merchandise please contact us at 415-722-9124. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with a purchase price quote. Please note that items we show are not mass-manufactured but are hand crafted and of extremely high quality. It can take from 6-12 weeks from the day of purchase for any single item to ship and arrive at your home.