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.
Matrioshka storage is a witty nesting system, designed by Sasa Mitrovic of TwentyTree and manufactured by S.C.S. plus & Ergomade. As the name suggests, the smaller pieces fit beautifully inside the biggest one, making the set easy to store and transport. You also have freedom in the way you combine these cabinets in your space. The design subtly “makes you think about the mystery concealed behind the exterior appearance. It is an object that contains objects and, concurrently, protects our identity,”according to the designer.
I think this Tokyo skyline-inspired storage is fabulous. Venice based designer Luca Nichetto is the mind behind the project. She created this collection, called Tishi (’city’ in Japanese), for Italian furniture brand Casamania. The line is made up of several cabinets, different in size, height and shape. It allows you to create unique combinations, tailored for your specific storage needs. The cabinets are made from lacquered MDF and come in a variety of colors.
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.
Grapple hanging system by Ryan Frank is another noteworthy Kickstarter project running at the moment. This unusual suspension storage idea is space-saving and cool. It is also highly eco-conscious. The bio-plastic hooks are made of Agriplast, which is an innovative material made from grass mixed with a small amount of plastic. I also like the crane-inspired design of the hooks. Grapple can hold clothing, bike gear, plants and more. Pledge here to get yours.
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…
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Donald M. Rattner.
What better inspiration for a wine rack than a bunch of grapes? Grape is a modular wine rack that can be mounted on a wall, placed on a table top or sat on a floor. Interlock multiple units for a growing wine collection in all sorts of appealing configurations.
The rack is made of expanded polypropylene, a 100 percent non-toxic, recyclable closed cell foam. Because it’s both light weight and strong, the material is used as a packing material for high-end electronic goods which need maximum protection with minimal added weight during shipping. Reducing shipping weight has the added benefit of lowering the carbon footprint, adding to its environmentally friendly qualifications.
One unit holds 12 bottles and measures 23 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 7. Grape is sized to accommodate Champagne-sized bottles too.
Robert Bronwasser designed Grape in 2007. Son of an architect, Brownwasser is the principal of Smool, an award-winning and widely exhibited design firm based in Amsterdam.
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.
This funny-face storage has been created by Japanese design studio Iremonya. The line, based on a system of drawers made of the eco-friendly recycled fiber board, is perfect for a kids room. Each drawer has two faces on each side, a smiling face and a crying face. Designers say that this concept symbolizes the fact that life contains both tears and laughter. Cute.
(via ginkgo telegraph)