This is functional to me as art as well as storage. I know it's intended for wine but that is not how we chose to use it. It is in our bathroom. We roll up the hand towels and wash cloths and put them in the different cubbies. This allows for easier access to the items and the ability to see them all clearer. We have used it for this purpose since we purchased it. I have an 8 year old boy and 18 year old daughter. This way makes it easier to not mess up the stacks we used to have them in considering the pickiness of my children and husband.
After staring at the box in my living room for several weeks, I finally worked up the courage to put it together. I have been seriously ill for the past year and finally started on my office/wine room. I was hesitant to start assembling it and in fact after I opened the box and saw all of the parts I just closed it up for a couple of more days. The thing is, there are all of these round plastic pieces that I had no idea what to do with. After reading the instructions I found out they are just packing material used to separate the individual racks during shipping. After that assembly was a breeze! It turned out beautifully and is sturdy and attractive. If this little old lady can do it, so can you!