Content by Terence Conran Balance Tall Shelving, Oak

Product information

Like a stack of books, the Balance shelf sits in a contemporary modular design for an eye-catching finish. It’s original design allows you to place this unit against a wall or in the middle of a room. Either way, the open design creates space while offering a unique mode of storage and display.

Made from hard-wearing oak veneer, an unusual silhouette provides maximum storage space and offers a look that’s less bulky than standard bookcases. It’s perfect for displaying books and ornaments and arrives fully assembled so you can begin to use it straight away.

Created by Terence Conran, the comprehensive Content range features clean-lined, contemporary furniture for relaxed living. The distinctive storage pieces are specially designed to work in a variety of living spaces and are available in a wide choice of styles, sizes and materials.

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Assembly Required
Fully assembled
Content by Terence Conran
Care instructions
Wipe clean with a clean, damp cloth and buff with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid use of spray cleaners.
Country of Origin
H180 x W120 x D30cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Oak Veneer
Number of Shelves
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

Editor's Notes

Created by Terence Conran, the comprehensive Content range features clean-lined, contemporary furniture for relaxed living. The distinctive storage pieces are specially designed to work in a variety of living spaces and are available in a wide choice of styles, sizes and materials. 


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


International delivery not available

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Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big without being imposing i was worried that this shelving might dominate our living room. My wife was unconcerned, believing that the open ends and lack of back panel would soften its impact. Well, she was right. The shelves have been much admired by many. 17 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classy We wanted an 'empty backed' shelving unit to fill an alcove, to show the dark blue feature wall paint behind. This was the only one we found that was the right size and quality. Not cheap, but you get a mighty sturdy piece of furniture. 01 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very stylish - extremely pleased Most impressed with delivery and delivery men - most helpful - took all packaging away and arrived when they said they would - even rang when they were within 10 minutes so no wasted time 20 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Contemporary, attractive and functional. I needed two of these shelving units to replace a number of ill matched small bookcases scattered across the house. For a long time, the price seemed prohibitive, but the alternatives looked too utilitarian and visually heavy for the room. In the end, I bit the bullet and ordered two. They have transformed the room. Because you can still see the wall above the books, and in any gaps left, they don't overly dominate the room, and yet they hold plenty of books, including tall and deep ones that I previously had to lie on their sides. I have no regrets, despite the cost, and would highly recommend if you need a unit that is aesthetically attractive as well as functional. Delivery was excellent as is usual with John Lewis. 07 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent and John Lewis did Price match!! I am really pleased with my White Balance Tall Shelving very good quality. John Lewis delivery men were very helpful putting shelving in place in my sitting room and waiting until I was happy with where it was standing. Also John Lewis did price match as I had seen product else where and they refunded the difference very quickly. 25 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elegant addition to our living room It is well crafted, elegant, sturdy and stable. A little pricey, but well worth it. 08 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautiful product I have had my eye on this shelving for months, I am so glad I saved up for it. It looks gorgeous, love the ends on some of the shelves so books don't fall off. Large enough to take ornaments as well. Excellent quality, little expensive and that is the only reason it didn't receive an 'excellent' grading. Delivery was on time and extremely helpful delivery staff. Took all cardboard away. 05 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by very stylish great piece of furniture that would enhance any room, definately overpriced but weighed up all other similar bookcases and this won hands down. 04 November 2012
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