Shop All Blu Dot <span style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);"><h1 style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102);">Blu Dot Furniture</h1><br />Bringing Good Design To As Many People As Possible</span><br /> <br /> There are a lot of businesses out there making furniture, but none are doing it with the style and the business philosophy at Blu Dot. The company makes chairs, desks, tables, lighting fixtures, storage options, beds, and every other type of home and office furnishing you can think of. Even better, they make it all at a great price without sacrificing anything in the way of looks, durability, or craftsmanship. They're an emerging power in the modern and contemporary American Furniture market, and Smart Furniture is excited to offer their products to our customers through our online store. Buy your own amazing Blue Dot furniture today!<br /><br />Since their inception, Blu Dot has had a fun and fascinating aesthetic. When you see one of their products, you can often recognize it immediately as one of their designs. They believe in modern looks, crisp clean lines, solid colors, and beautiful construction. Everything they make comes from the contemporary, fresh perspectives of their designers, and the furniture they're making is really turning heads in the design community. <br /><br />Smart Furniture has partnered with Blu Dot for the last several years in yet another attempt to bring great ideas, great designs, and great furniture to our customers online. Blu Dot furniture is some of the best around; it's modern, it's comfortable, and it's very affordable. We're proud to partner with them for many reasons, but none bigger than those three. They believe in the same things we do, and they make amazing furniture for the contemporary home and office. They're relatively new, having been founded just 13 years ago, but in a little over a decade they've made a profound and lasting impression on the modern American furniture market. Whether you're looking for tables, desks, chairs, lighting, storage, or any other kind of home, office and public space furniture, you can find what you're looking for in the catalogue of Blu Dot furniture.<br /><br />Blu Dot was a business born of necessity, just like ours here at Smart Furniture. We first opened our doors because we wanted to give customers access to the products they were buying; we wanted them to have a say in the design of their own furniture, aka, design on demand. Blu Dot furniture has a similar philosophy, and they're focused on excellence and affordability. All of the furniture they make comes from the same original, inspiring idea, the idea that started the company; beautiful furniture, and beautiful design, should be attainable. It's that simple, and that revolutionary. <br /><br />The company was founded by three college friends who were freshly graduated and ready to move into new homes and apartments. In college they had all bonded over their mutual interests in design, architecture and artwork. When they were ready to start their own homes, naturally they wanted to outfit them in a way that reflected their ideas, their tastes and their advanced notions about design and personal space. But there was a problem; they couldn't afford the great furniture they loved, and they didn't like the low-quality or big-box furniture that they could afford. For many customers, this is a very familiar dilemma. But the three friends decided to do something about it. They decided if there was no supplier for their fairly common demands, then they would have to make the furniture themselves. And that's how they came to form Blu Dot. <br /><br />In the years since the company was founded, in 1997, the three friends, John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks, have gone on to create some of the most comfortable, innovative, and beautiful modern furniture on the contemporary American scene. Blu Dot furniture is just as lovely and well designed as any other modern furniture maker, and the business has stayed true to it's initial imperative; to keep the furniture amazing and the prices low. They created elegant desks, funky chairs and seating options, cool lighting systems and decor. And to top it all off, they made it affordable. That solved the problem they'd had right after college, when their taste level was much higher than their income level. Business born of necessity; just like Smart Furniture. <br /><br />Blu Dot has mastered the art of making affordable furniture that never looks cheap and that can boast levels of craftsmanship and aesthetic excellence measuring up the standards of any furniture maker in the business. Like Smart Furniture pieces, Blu Dot furniture is heavy on quality and low on cost. It's a business and a whole system of furniture that believes in democratic design, and in serving the customer first and foremost. Beautiful design shouldn't be the sole province of museums and high income Americans, it should be available to everyone at a reasonable price. Blu Dot furniture believes that, and so do we at Smart Furniture; that's why we make such great partners, and that's why we're so happy to bring you the whole roster of amazing Blu Dot furniture online.</span>

Blu Dot Totem Bookcase Tower


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Totem Bookcase Tower
by Blu Dot

Totem Bookcase At A Glance:
The slim Totem Bookcase is a narrow tower full of generous shelves and boasts clean, minimalist lines. Able to exhibit large format art and photography books, the Totem Bookcase's narrow silhouette places emphasis on the contents of the shelves - making it the perfect bookshelf display for your living room. Besides, what else will you put your tchotchkies on? (Sorry about that - we were just seized by the urge to write "tchotchkies.") One size.

What's To Like:
Compared to this slim tower, ordinary bookcases are as dull as waffles without butter and syrup. You feel my vibe? This is just a fun-looking bookcase, and it'll fit in a ton of spots you never expected could be used as storage space.

What's Not to Like:
Captain Obvious here: the Totem Bookcase is narrow. It won't hold as many books as a traditionally-designed one will. You'll choose Totem based on its looks and maneuverability, not capacity.

The Bottom Line:
The Blu Dot Totem Bookcase tower is a breath of fresh air - storage for the sake of looks, and looks for the sake of well-what-the-heck-why-not. Slim, minimalistic, sturdy.


  • Overall dimensions: 82.5" h x 8" w x 13" d
  • Shelf Height: approx. 15"
  • Powder-coated steel construction
  • Weighted base for added stability

Materials & Measurements

Totem Bookcase DimensionsMaterials:
Powder-coated steel construction

Overall: 82.5" h x 8" w x 13" d

About The Manufacturer

Blu Dot FurnitureBlu Dot was founded in 1997 by John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks, three college friends who wanted to bring modern design and quality furnishing to everyone. Based in Minneapolis, Blu Dot does just that today- designing tables, chairs, sofas, and a variety of home accessories. Blu Dot furniture has a distinct feel and appearance- its products achieve a definite flair despite a minimalist appearance.


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Perfect for piano music


from Saint George, Utah

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Comments about Blu Dot Totem Bookcase Tower:

Needed a shelf that could hold large piano books/folders and that would stand in a tight corner. This fits great. It's surprisingly tall next to the piano, but the white color blends into the wall behind it, so it's not an imposing presence in the room.

It holds a surprising amount of music/books. Didn't realize this until we received it, but it has two small plastic water tanks in the base that add weight and stability. It's very stable front-to-back and moderately stable side-to-side. If a strong child pulled on it I could see it tumbling. There's no built-in way to fix it to a wall, but it doesn't look difficult to drill a small hole and attach a nut and bolt that could go into the wall behind it.


clean contemporary


from indianapolis

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Comments about Blu Dot Totem Bookcase Tower:

well constructed, clean modern lines. perfect for a narrow space in my contemporary master bath

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Delivery & Assembly

Options are good. Here are your 2 shipping options:

Standard Curbside: $23.95 per item

Standard Ground Shipping
Standard ground shipping includes delivery by FedEx or UPS to your door or main lobby. Once shipped, items generally arrive within 2-5 business days. Simple, fast and easy service.

Inside Delivery (recommended): $99.00 per item

Inside Delivery Service
Inside delivery is a cost efficient way to have large or fragile items delivered to your room of choice. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.
Shipping rates are equal to 5% of merchandise value for all Blu Dot items.

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Super easy - It basically builds itself!

Product Q&A


Blu Dot furniture comes with a 1-year warranty.