Celebrating BILLY – the original shelfie bookcase
BILLY is more than storage, it’s a chance at self-expression that makes each bookcase as unique as its owner. As BILLY turns 40, celebrate with new colours and accessories.
BILLY grew up
Once upon a time a little bookcase become a beloved classic around the world. And, like most things small, it grew. BILLY never lost touch with its origins - it’s still a great bookcase. But it’s now more customisable and used in many more ways. BILLY can be as small and humble or big and proud as you want it to be.
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.
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."
BILLY is a modern bookcase success story for a reason. Adjustable shelves adapt to all book sizes and OXBERG glass doors protect your literary treasure from dust, while giving BILLY – and your living room – an expression of timeless elegance.
When your need to store a lot, BILLY is a great choice. The adjustable shelves make it possible to adapt and maximise the storage space, while OXBERG glass doors protect your literary treasure from dust, pets and curious little fingers.
BILLY is all about practicality and maximising the storage space at an affordable price, while these white OXBERG glass doors are all about protecting and framing your books, magazines and art objects with effortless elegance. A perfect match in every sense, don’t you agree?
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.
- Adjustable shelves; adapt space between shelves according to your needs.
- Adjustable hinges allow you to adjust the door horizontally and vertically.
- Glass doors keep your favourite items free from dust but still visible.
- Panel/glass doors provide dust-free storage and let you hide or display things according to your needs.
* Knob or handle, sold separeately.
Highlight your collections
Bookcase lighting puts books and personal treasures in focus. Whether under shelves or on top of your shelf units, integrated lighting can enhance the overall atmosphere of the room and highlight your favourite ornaments, as well as help you find the book you want. And if you connect it to one of our Smart Lighting solutions you can even adjust warmth, intensity and colour of your lights with a simple click on the remote control.
Organise your this-and-that
IKEA Paper Boxes and media Organisers
Files and boxes are great clutter solvers. Think of the difference between a zillion sheets of paper spread around and some paper boxes to keep them neatly tucked away. And whether you’re storing your child’s artwork or all those extra cables, our boxes and organisers are designed to fit your stuff and our storage furniture.
Hang your fondest memories on every wall. Plant an indoor garden to show off your green fingers (or use artificial flowers to fake some). Whatever decoration you choose, let your personality lead the way. Because that's how the place you live in becomes the place you call home.