Bookcase No. 1 - Curved Display Bookcase

Bookcase No.1 is a perfect example of furniture as functional art.  Not only does this piece provide ample storage & display space, but it will also act as a classic, bold accent in your home.  

A true Dust classic, Bookcase No.1 is a perfect example of Vincent Leman's abstract-traditional design style.  The moldings, feet and arched opening are all traditional furniture design elements that Vincent has referenced and abstracted to create a piece that is both familiar and unusual.  The graceful curves add movement and flow to the piece while the stepped top adds an interesting display space as well as a visual point of contrast.  And of course as functional art, this piece features plenty of shelf space to display your favorite objects.

Vincent made the first version of this piece in his early 20's around 2003 at Leman Cabinets in Francesville, Indiana.  The early prototype version was redesigned and one of the first pieces introduced to the Dust line by Jessie & Vincent together in 2005.  At the time, Vincent and Jessie were still dating and Vincent was working out of his basement studio in Chelsea, Michigan.  In 2012, Vincent redesigned Bookcase No.1 again to reflect his developing sense of proportion and style.  The newly released piece was made notably larger and its form refined.  The result is a truly stunning bookcase with which will stand as a bold accent in your home and provide ample shelving space.

 Size: 32"w x 16"d x 74"h

Design Releases:  2003, 2005, 2012


Choose your favorite paint or stain from our rich color selection (we offer free samples!). If you have a specific shade in mind, we are happy to color match upon request, for an additional fee. 

We hand-distress hard edges and finish our furniture in an environmentally-friendly & durable clear coat. Leveling feet are added to give the furniture a solid stance on uneven floors.

Each piece of Dust Furniture is lovingly handcrafted-to-order, just for you! Our Benton Harbor, Michigan studio is currently running on 5-7 week lead times, and you will receive an email from us to confirm once your furniture is finished and ready to ship. 

We offer free curbside shipping on all orders - your piece(s) will ship assembled* via UPS, FedEx, or Home Delivery. Specialty delivery services such as Inside, or White Glove are available at checkout or upon request, for an additional fee.

  • Assembly* : Depending on your piece, a light assembly of shelving may be required. Hardware will be included.
  • Home Delivery : Your furniture leaves our studio on a pallet with a freight carrier shipping to a local “final mile” / moving company in your area - who will then call you to schedule your curbside delivery appointment. 
  • Inside Delivery : Same as Home Delivery - includes the package being brought inside the door of your home, or apartment building, etc.  
  • White Glove Delivery : Same as Home Delivery - includes the unpackaging & placement of the furniture and removal of all debris.