Bottleship Mark 2 is a midcentury classic by renown Ernest Race and a reminder that well-designed things don’t age. A witty little hybrid between a mini-bar and a magazine rack has all the potential to be a shoebox hit. It is compact, multifunctional, and packs lots of character. Available for purchase here.
Glance is a cool take on a pegboard principle, created by designer Navid Akbarnejad. The sleek looking backboards are easily mounted on the wall and can house various attachments, anything from a cup holder to shelving and planters. Glance’s slotted design promises more stability than an average pegboard does. Watch the video after the break to see the product in action.
L Shelf is a clever modular storage component, created by designer Aurélien Veyrat of Objet Optimisé. These L-shaped units (hence the name) can be easily connected together to form shelving systems of various size. Here is how designer describes this product: “L is to storage what stone is to building: the original element, the basis of creation and the expression of modularity. Whatever your needs, L is the comma that punctuates space without limitation.” Lovely. See more photos after the break.
Berlin based studio Ambivalenz created Fläpps leaning shelf, which to me is an example of simplicity and function combined. The shelf is easy to put together, it folds flat against the wall when not in use, and it can withstand quite a lot of things in its business mode. A design any shoebox dweller can definitely appreciate! Thanks to its clean lines, Fläpps can blend with any interior and benefit any room that need extra storage. The piece is made from birch plywood with metal hardware.
Dynks is a modular shelving system by Polish brand Tabanda. The beauty of this product is in its multifunctionality and ease of assembly. You can build an attractive bookcase, no matter how big or small, in minutes with these blocks. I also love that you can vary the shelf width, which is great for a large variety of books and media. Available for purchase here.
Here is an example of a 3D printer put to good use – GustaVino, a stylish and versatile Gaudi inspired modular wine rack made from renewable materials. In its collapsed state it barely takes any space at all, and fully expanded, it can accommodate nine bottles. You can build your wine rack vertically or horizontally, to fit your desired proportions. Beautiful idea. Currently Kickstarting.
The Nesting Shelf by Nendo is one of those “why haven’t I thought of it” objects. Simple and adaptable, it can benefit any small space. The construction of the piece is based on an ultra-thin horizontal section (just 4.8 mm) that slides inside the outer shelving. When expanded to its fullest the shelf doubles in size. Neat.
Simply called Library, this happy modular shelving system by Penghao Shan has a lot to offer to a limited space. The design is based on a simple principle: a leaning construction gets more stable as you put more wight on it. A wooden frame is the base of the shelving unit. You can use your freedom of expression to attach containers, a desk component, or shelves. Infinitely adjustable, Library can also be quickly disassembled and stored flat.
Having a major pegboard fetish, I couldn’t help noticing this beauty by New Zealand based studio George & Willy. It comes with various add-ons to help you create customizable and fun storage configurations. The piece is made from architectural grade plywood and comes in natural and white.
I am not the sort of person who can pass by versatile storage design. Aitio storage boxes, by Finnish brand iittala, definitely caught my attention. Sturdy and beautiful, the pieces are made from powder coated steel and work equally well in any room. Aitio boxes come in a variety or shapes and colors. Available for purchase here.