This multifunctional shelf, aptly called Nomad, has been created by studio VE2 for the Danish furniture brand Skagerak. Elegant and understated, Nomad can be used in any room. You can easily move it around and change its function with supplementary shelves and hooks. The piece has won the The Formland Design Award in 2012. Available for purchase here.
This simple and stylish shelf mirror made me look. Comprised of two interlocking parts, it can be assembled in seconds and disassembled again for storage and transportation. Love the angular shape of the piece. The wooden hook is also a nice touch. Available for purchase from Golden Biscotti.
a_Books shelf by German design studio linea1 is a beautiful minimalist way to store and display your reading and DVDs. The essence of these shelves is in their absence. The thinnest steel-sheet is bent to a resistant form. The geometry of the folded sheet metal makes a shadow that hides the mounting detail, creating a seamless blend with the wall. So, all you see is your precious tomes. The piece holds approximately 40 books (up to 15.6 cm of depth) and pocket-books or 46 DVDs. Sold here.
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe that this product has been designed in distant 1948. Danish designer Poul Cadovius created the Royal System for the furniture brand dk3. Modular and lightweight, this storage line assembles easily and creates a vast number of options. You can build bookshelves, media storage, workstations, kitchen storage, you name it. The elements are attached to rails in two sizes, to suit whatever configuration you may require. Available in oak or walnut veneer on MDF, or in solid HPL. Sold here.
Here is how Barcelona based designer Roger Moliné describes his highly unusual and inventive Level shelf: “Level is a wall shelf that changes its shape depending on the content. When we put books in a category, that grows by increasing the volume available and enabling storage of more books. Thanks to the weight of the books, the shelf reveals the category with more books. So we can compare who read more books, or what kind of books we read more.” Fun, isn’t it? I also love that Lever is super lightweight. It arrives to you in a carton tube, which saves storage and shipping costs. Points for eco-thinking!
The Clic shelf by French designer François Beautour is a kind of a good looking minimalist piece many of us would love to see by the front door. Cleverly scaled to a small dwelling, Clic combines a mirror and a shelf with a recess for placing items on top. But the coolest bit is the one we can’t see with the naked eye. Inside the shelf there are strong magnets that allow you to hang metal items. A perfect spot for your keys, USB drives, small tools and just about anything metal. Beautifully understated and practical design.
What desk doesn’t need more storage? The Drap shelf by Russian designer and craftsman Vladimir Soveng is a beautiful way to add useful storage to any workstation of any style and size. Its inventive shape allows you to accommodate various items – papers, books, magazines, writing paraphernalia. And by turning Drap on its side – you can change the look of the shelf and create more storage on top. A beautiful idea and fine execution.
This modular bookcase made me look. Created by Antonella Di Luca and Ubaldo Righi of MR.LESS & MRS.MORE studio, Citybook storage system has been presented during the Milan Design Week. The piece is made up of multiple house-shaped modules that are linked together via small magnets. Easy to assemble and reassemble, Citybook is a good looking and flexible addition to any room. The bookcase is made from sheet iron, it comes in white and dark gray.
Shelf by Israeli designer Raz Krulfeld is a great addition to a small kitchen. The clever piece allows us to keep our essentials within reach but away from the counter, which is a great space-saving tactic. The shelf is made up of two sections – the higher one is perfect for containers and spices, the lower one holds books, magazines as well as cereal boxes and other bigger items. The rear side of the shelf serves as a magnetic knife holder and also features hooks for utensils. To top it all off – there is LED lighting coming from underneath the shelf. An additional lighting source is never a bad idea…
Clipshelf by Michael Hilgers is a lovely concept design, created for ex.t. The piece is an add-on that can be attached to any book shelf or cupboard to provide extra space. It can also be useful as an addition to kitchen cabinets and give easy access to frequently used items without cluttering your counters. Clipshelf comes in many colors, which makes it an accent feature in the room. It is made of powder coated steal and can be fixed on virtually any horizontal and vertical surface.