Cologne based design studio Kaschkasch created this space-saving beauty, called Fju. When folded down it serves as a small workspace. Folded up Fju changes it‘s appearance and transforms into a slim storage shelf. Fantastic.
Remember Urbio? They came up with a new, even more user-friendly line, called Perch. The principle is the same as the previous system, only now the panels can be attached to the wall via damage-free Command Strips. Perfect for renters and power drill challenged. The storage containers vary in size, allowing you to build many configurations. Watch the video after the break to see the installation.
This elegant design was created by French studio Alki. A wall mounted modular system, called Zutik, allows you to incorporate multiple storage and display items on one solid wooden beam. The piece includes a mirror, some hooks, a ladder that doubles as a bookcase, and a variety of pin boards and shelves. You can reconfigure the elements with ease to achieve the desirable option. A perfect idea for a typical little studio, where the entryway blends with the rest of the apartment.
Manolo is a multi-functional storage frame, created by Italian designer Ilario Branca. It features a simple grid of 64 knobs, that hold various accessories. You can turn this piece into a shelf, bookcase, coat hanger, bedside table and more. Manolo comes in two orientations, square and rectangular, and in four colors, green, yellow, brown, and white. The product includes two shelves and a hanger. Additional accessories are also available. Check out the video after the break to see more uses of this clever storage. Available for purchase here.
This sculptural and visually appealing shelf, called Små Ting, was designed specifically for the little items that seem to always clutter our spaces, especially in tiny dwellings. Designer Johanna Paulsson describes her idea this way: “Our need for storage is personal and constantly changing. Today we often live in small spaces, have many things AND live a hectic life. My desire is to ease the temporary storage of small things that occurs in everyday life.” I love the versatility of the shelf, it can find its place in any area of your apartment. It can also be fitted with a mirror or hooks, but I quite like the look of it without any additions. Just a piece of wood, rolled to hold things. Simple, functional, and aesthetically beautiful.
This witty and fun shelving set has been designed by Italian studio Officina41. Inspired by the Do Not Disturb sign, these little shelves offer just a perfect space and function ratio for an entryway area. The set includes a hanger with valet tray, hanger with mirror and a hanger with a letter and key holder. You can combine them or use them individually, depending on your space limitations. The shelves are made from powder brushed metal and come in five colors: white, canary yellow, ferrari red, aqua green and ocean blue.
The 360 shelf, created by Slovenian designer Luka Pirnat, is probably the most unusual storage concept I’ve seen. Minimalist and unobtrusive, the piece rotates (hence the name) to fit your storage need or preference. “360 shelf is made to fit, – designer says. – It has an enviable span that ranges from a chic shelf for books and zines, handy landing for tech, to space for simple stashing or displaying of all your favourite things under any angle.” I like the idea of having a compact, easily mountable parking spot for the things you need close to your daily trajectories. I can see myself using this shelf in the kitchen (for just one or two most prominent cookbooks), by the bedside (for my Kindle and notebooks), and near my desk (for important papers I need to deal with urgently). The project is currently in a funding stage. I hope it becomes a reality soon. Watch the video after the break to see it in action.
Loopholes by Belgian studio Atelier Belge is a fine example of modular storage. Comprised of a steel grid and multiple storage add-ons, Loopholes can serve organizing needs practically in any area of a home. The hooks, containers, and shelves can be mixed and rearranged. There is no limit to what this system can do. You can use it in the kitchen, home office, entryway, bathroom; you can even turn it into a hanging garden wall. The grid comes in black and white powder-coated steel, the shelving components are made from natural wood, the hooks and trays are made of powder-coated steel. Available for purchase here.
The Leaning Loop is a multi-purpose upright organizer made of solid hardwood. It is a handcrafted modular clothing hanger, bag holder, gadget shelf, mirror, magnet board, key holder, and shoe shelf all in one slender package. Born out of necessity, the piece was envisioned by Jason van der Burg of Urbanworm Design, while designer lived in a tiny room of a shared apartment. He needed something compact, functional and elegant to hold his entryway items (as, indeed, many of us do). The Leaning Loop comes in ash, cherry, walnut, rift white oak, or maple. You can choose between a magnetic blackboard or magnetic mirror and customize your hardware. And the best part for renters (and/or gals) – no drilling of the wall is required.
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.