I am a sucker for collectors editions of games, as such I have many games and a few collectible statues. which do not fit on the old store bought DVD rack I had. so I decided to make a new one , this open design with floating shelves allows storage of normal DVDs and my collector edition statues. I have it against a wall but you could use it as a room divider. the design makes it feel open , it might even be cool with some lights behind it or in the unit.