Smartrobe is a clever creation by German designer Wolfgang Riegger for his label Carrothead. This versatile storage piece can be attached to the wall, shelf, even railing in your closet, and serve as a simple and convenient way to unload your pockets. Made out of birch, without plastic or adhesives, Smartrobe can be assembled in seconds, and taken apart when not needed.
Inspired by international travel, this unusual shelf blends the line between nomadic and permanent. Designed by Assaf Israel for Joynout, the piece consists of a number of modular components, which can be put together in a form of an open wardrobe, a bookcase, or a desk. The poles and the shelves are made of solid wood and the rings tying between the poles are made of Birch plywood. Most of the parts are produced using CNC cutting: a precise and rapid production and the structure is ready to be assembled, using 12 screws only. The storage baskets and planters can be added to customize Tipi shelf even further. Available for purchase here.
The Dots shelving system by Italian studio Aris has taken the peg board idea to a new extreme. Comprised of modular panels, the furniture can be attached to the wall of any height or size – a great call for small and odd spaces. The shelving boxes are attached to the panels via small wooden cylinders, so you can customize and modify the size and capacity of your storage with elegance and ease. The Dots system has already landed a Red Dot Design Award 2014 for Interior Design Elements. Kudos.
This minimalist and inventive shelving system is a great idea for a small space, especially if you like to change things around. Aptly called Backpack, the system is comprised from wooden shelves that are held together by straps. It requires only four mounting points and allows changing the length of the straps, providing you with a useful adjustable storage solution. Backpack is quite a looker too, and neutral enough to apply it in many different settings. The shelves are made from laminated wood, coated with white melanin. The belts come in white, light grey and anthracite grey. Available for purchase from the designers’ website.
How simple and cleve is this? Shelves that mold around objects! Shelfie by Finland based designer Nikolo Kerimov allows you to bend your storage your way. The system is comprised of a light timber frame and flexible textile shelves that you can attach horizontally, vertically or diagonally. A truly nomadic product, Shelfie can be disassembled in minutes and folded flat for easy storage and transportation.
I am rarely this excited about a product. Fläpps shelving system from Ambivalenz is everything I have ever loved about space-saving furniture. Each module is a stand-alone shelf that can be combined with other Fläpps modules to become a wall shelving system. A unique wall mounting mechanism effortlessly permits up to 5 shelves to be stacked vertically. When unfolded, the Fläpps shelving system offers endless applications in the office, living room, kitchen, dressing room or entrance hall. And if you need to display a tall item or simply don’t need all this surface space (like that’ll ever happen), simply fold the shelves up. The piece comes in black and white and in various sizes.
This beautiful minimal design has been envisioned by US based studio Assembly. 10×10 shelves come in pairs and create a variety of arrangements throughout different areas of your home. They can be used together or separately, allowing you to fulfill the storage needs you have. The shelves are made from natural pine. Different wood finishes, as well as custom sizes are available. Sold here.
Swedish studio Resize Design created this clever storage system. Frustrated by traditional storage that often leaves unsightly marks on walls, floors and ceilings (terrible for a rental apartment), designers came up with the solution. They attached floating storage modules to a pillar. The pillar achieves its supporting capacity by being extended between the floor and the ceiling. No screws, nails or power tools are needed. And each of these constructions can serve as a room divider. Lovely! Available for purchase here.
Zoo is a clever multifunctional object created by Madrid based studio MAYICE. The piece can be used as a stool, coffee table, magazine rack, modular shelving system or a multicolored bench. Lightweight and easily stackable, each of these elements can keep a balance without the need of screws or additional substructures. The collection is made of pinewood coming from sustainable managed forests. Zoo comes in green, orange, white and red.
Copenhagen based designer Cecilie Manz came up with this attractive and functional design. Called Aitio shelves, these storage boxes can be hung on a wall or serve as free standing containers. Perfect for greenery, kitchen accessories, papers, desk paraphernalia, books and just about anything you can think of. There is an option to attach hooks to the edges of the shelves. Aitio are being produced by the Finnish brand Iittala, they come in various sizes.