BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase with panel/glass door, black oak effect, Show measurements specifications
$169Price $ 169
How to get it
BILLY bookcase is a beloved icon that, thanks to its versatility, can be used in many ways at home. With a panel/glass door you can display items and hide clutter in both your living room and dining area.
BILLY is a versatile bookcase that works just as good as a storage unit and is suitable to use in many different ways at home.
A panel/glass door provides dust-free storage and lets you hide or display things according to your needs.
The shallow and adjustable shelves help you customise your BILLY and allow you to use it as you like – for storing everyday items, memorabilia or other things you collect.
BILLY has a simple and timeless design that is easy to personalise by adding boxes, lighting and your favourite items.
The wooden expression with a tactile wood texture brings a warm and natural feel into your home and adds a beautiful and vibrant look to the room.
The back panel fixes in place with snap fittings – making BILLY easy to assemble and disassemble, so you can bring it when moving instead of buying a new one.
Adjustable hinges allow you to adjust the door horizontally and vertically.
1 fixed shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.
Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.
Min. ceiling height required: 205 cm.
Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
Basematerial/ Side panel:
Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging, Plastic edging
Particleboard, Paper foil
Fibreboard, Paint, Paper foil
Fibreboard, Paper foil, Paper foil, Plastic edging, Plastic edging
Rail/ Door panel:
Fibreboard, Paper foil
Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.
Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Handle with care! A damaged edge or scratched surface can cause the glass to suddenly crack and/or break. Avoid collisions from the side - this is where the glass is most vulnerable.This furniture must be fixed to the wall with the enclosed wall fastener.
BILLY bookcase has been a steady customer favourite for more than 40 years – but old faithful servants also need to be updated to keep up with the times. We took a closer look at BILLY and came up with some ideas. One of them means more efficient use of materials, and another makes the bookcase easier to assemble and take apart.
“BILLY was introduced in 1979 and has helped millions of people to organize books and other things in the home. But the world has changed a lot since then, and even popular big-sellers need to adapt to new demands and ways of living,” says Umut Ates, one of our co-workers.
Paper means smarter use of raw materials
Instead of a thin layer of wood veneer, BILLY now has a hard surface of durable paper foil.
”The foil has different printed patterns that look like natural wood and means that less wood is needed to make each BILLY,” says Umut.
Using materials only where they are needed is resource-efficient.
“And it has meant another positive thing – an even more affordable BILLY.”
Easier to assemble and take apart
BILLY fits just as well in the living room as in other areas of the home – the office, dining room or library. It’s easy to expand and combine with other furniture. But one thing that has had potential for improvement is how the bookcase is assembled and taken apart.
“Previously, you had to nail about 50 small nails to get the back panel in place, but that’s history now. Instead, you snap on the back panel without any tools,” explains Umut.
It also makes it easier to disassemble BILLY without damaging it if you move or want to resell your bookcase.
“The improvements have made BILLY more adaptable – it can keep up changing life situations – and it wouldn’t surprise me if this storage hero is as popular in 40 years as it is today.”
An updated storage hero
BILLY bookcase has been a customer favourite for over 40 years – but old faithful servants also need to be updated to keep up with the times. We took a closer look at this storage hero and came up with some ideas. One means more efficient use of materials – another makes the bookcase easier to assemble and take apart. The improvements can be hard to see – except on the price tag – which has become even more pleasant reading.