This versatile little shelf has been created by young designers Tadej Podakar and Luka Fabjan, together – studio TRIpike. The piece consists of adjustable wooden elements that provide slots for books, artwork, clothes and various small items. Thanks to its artistically cut edges, the shelf looks good even when completely empty. A great hybrid of storage and wall decoration.
I’m very impressed with this peg and rack system by Swiss designer Christoph Goechnahts. Modular and unobtrusive, it allows you to hang things around the walls all over your apartment. The rails have notches at regular intervals, into which wedge-shaped pegs are inserted. The pegs can accommodate coats, bags, umbrellas or any other items that usually clutter your space. You can even put a bookshelf on top of those pegs, and who doesn’t need another bookshelf… The piece has already scored first place at the 2014 [D3] contest for young designers. It’s easy to see why.
With this piece you can really let your artistic flag fly. Created by Munich based designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn, the Chuck shelf is an attempt to introduce freedom and individuality to storage. The shelf consists of six planks of wood that are lifted individually in order to display your favorite items. Aside from being cool and sculpturesque, the item is practical too. You can accommodate books and things of various height easily and achieve the capacity you need. Watch the video after the break to see the piece in action. The Chuck shelf is now on sale here.
Stockwerk by German designer Meike Harde is a clever transformable object, reminiscent of a compressible paper model. A flat pack piece, the shelf requires no assembly. It arrives folded up. All you need to do is to find a spot for it and unravel the structure. The system is self-stabilizing via the mitre-chamfer on the side wall edges. Thanks to its foldable components, the shelf can be configured to take as much or as little space as you need. The shelves can be adjusted in height. What a great idea! Stockwerk shelf is available in two sizes.
London based designer James Tattersall creates simple and elegant designs, one of which I’ve featured in this blog. His other creation, Hook Shelf, is a clever way to add storage to the entryway without adding the clutter. The piece is a combination of a bookshelf, clothing hooks and a drawer. The elements coexist harmoniously in this beautifully crafted object. The shelf is only 27” wide, which makes it a great contender for a small apartment.
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!