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.
The Fusillo shelf by andviceversa is a godsend for small spaces. The compact multifunctional item consists of modular elements that rotate to function as a surface or as hooks. A brilliant idea! You can arrange the shelf to fit your exact storing needs and change it endlessly, if required. It can hold books, clothes, bikes, small items, stationary, dishes, bathroom paraphernalia, you name it. Fusillo is available in two sizes.
(via like cool)
I love slot-in designs, as you might have noticed. They make assembly of furniture easy, eliminate fiddling with hardware and create playfulness that is hard to beat. This modular storage system by Belgian designer Xavier Coenen, called MoMogul, is a perfect example of this approach. A stackable solution, composed of three modules of different size, interlocks seamlessly to create customizable bookcases, media storage systems, display pieces and more. I love the agility of this idea. You can just as easily take the item apart and redesign it on the spot. Beautiful. The MoMogul shelving system is made from birch plywood and comes in a variety of colors.
(via the mag)
Chevron Shelves by Australian designer Henry Wilson is a beautifully simple and adaptable object, perfect for small or frequently changing spaces. The piece is modular, so you can create a configuration specific to your interior and storing needs. It is also flat-packed. Each unit is assembled from four pieces of precision milled birch-ply. The shelves are put together via the slot-in principle without any tools or adhesives. I love the ergonomic tilt, allowing to see contents of the lower shelves at a glance. It’s also pleasing that the shelves are tall enough for big art books and magazines.