It is estimated that every five seconds, one BILLY bookcase is sold somewhere in the world. Pretty impressive considering we launched BILLY in 1979. It’s the booklovers choice that never goes out of style.
Depth: 28 cm
Height: 202 cm
Max. load/shelf: 30 kg
Length: 205 cm
Width: 29 cm
Height: 13 cm
Net Weight: 34.41 kg
Gross Weight: 35.47 kg
Gross Volume: 77.8 l
Particleboard, Foil, Polypropylene plastic Side panel:
Particleboard, Foil, Melamine foil, Polypropylene plastic Plinth front:
Particleboard, Foil Back:
Fibreboard, Foil, Paint
Designer Gillis Lundgren (1929-2016)
"When I got the assignment to design a simple, functional and smart storage for books, I couldn’t have imagined that BILLY bookcase would wind up in so many homes across the world. I remember being especially pleased with the adjustable shelves and the depth of the bookcase – perfect for books. We were also able to transport it in a flat pack - an idea I was actually first to develop. The bookcase is one of my favourites and I hope it will be around for many more years."
What is particleboard?
Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.
BILLY for book lovers
This is BILLY - our most versatile bookcase system! It can be the start of your own library, where your books are protected and you feel inspired to read. BILLY comes in several heights and widths, finishes and materials to suit all books and rooms. When your library grows, you can add extra shelves and height extension units to suit your needs.