When it comes to clutter – it’s all about the little things. Without a proper place they tend to accumulate and create visual frenzy. This little shelf by Icelandic architects Árný Þórarinsdóttir and Helga Guðrún Vilmundardóttir of studio Stáss can be just the thing to solve the problem. Thanks to its clever shape, Fold shelf is able to accommodate many different types of objects, which makes it useful for busy areas of the house – entryway, kitchen, home office. The piece is made from powder coated aluminum and comes in turquoise and gray.
I’m quite taken by the elegant simplicity of this object – Tilt by London-based design studio SmithMatthias. This beautifully crafted timber ladder is designed to store and display things. Thanks to various attachments - shelves, bags, hooks, caddies – it is easy to change the look and functionality of the piece. The bars are perfect for storing shoes, clothes, towels and other garments, making Tilt wonderfully useful in bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and entry rooms.
There is a lot to love about this modular shelving system by Norman Hadler. It is lightweight, easy to install and made to fit any space, big or small. Innovative lap joints create stable, aesthetically-pleasing configurations of horizontal and vertical plywood panels. The shelf is just as easy to take apart for moving and storage. And if your space requirements change you can purchase additional panels to accommodate it. The panels come in different sizes, which lets your to expand the variety of design and planning possibilities. Watch the video after the break to see Skalor in action.
I love pegboards. They create tons of storage, they’re easy to install and adapt to a particular scenario, and their neutral design allows us to apply them virtually in any room. German designer Halfmann Mennickheim must have felt the same about the humble item, because he went to some creative lengths with it. By bending the perforated surface he made it into shelving. The move multiplied storage possibilities while still allowing you to mount hooks. He called his creation Raster, which means “grid” in German. Needless to say, the piece can serve equally well as an entryway item, kitchen storage, kids’ room storage and more.
What would a shelving system look like if playful customization was its main objective? This question was posed by Danish design studio KiBiSi, and the answer came to them in a form of an architectural bookshelf, called Slice. The main feature of the system is a slice of plywood. In assembly the slices fit together for individual display, which allows for optimum flexibility of the system and makes it adaptable to any, even small or awkward space.
Lithuania based design studio etc.etc. came up with this clever modular storage item, called Foldin. This shelving unit is comprised of a wooden frame and folding shelves (hence the name). The frame is expandable and can hold from two to twenty shelf segments. Each shelf is made of three plywood pannels connected to each other via a piece of felt. This flexible structure allows to change the look of the unit easily depending on a situation. The frame itself can serve as a holder for hooks or hangable items. The piece ships and stores flat.
Pools is a minimalist collection of stoneware by Vancouver based design studio Fleet Objects. The line consists of plates, bowls and other types of multifunctional vessels that can be combined or used separately in many different ways. The pieces can work equally well as tableware for serving food and drink, vases for displaying flowers, containers for storing things, or all of these purposes depending on the occasion. Minimalist and multifunctional – the two of my favorite m-words… Add to this a well-thought-out color scheme that allows you to mix and match these pieces and always strike a beautiful combination. They make a great gift too. Available for purchase here.
We’re all familiar with the idea of a pegboard for our kitchen and garage storage. Korean designer Saehee Her has built on that concept and created a fun and highly customizable TV entertainment stand. The system is made of wood, plywood and aluminum and allows creating various configurations. Thanks to the peg principle, you can build customizable shelving. Perforated storage units hide additional equipment and cables. The piece is easy on the eyes too. What a cool and playful way to organize our media storage…
Leaning is a flexible and compact storage solution designed by Diane Steverlynck for Objekten. Mounted to the wall, it provides an easy access pocket for many types of items. You can install the piece in an entry area, kitchen, home office, even add it to your closet shelving arsenal. Soft felt sides add a nice visual touch. Leaning is made in Belgium from sustainable plywood. It is available in two sizes and 12 felt fabric colors.
This beautifully minimal shelf, called The Small “b”, has been created by Hamburg based designer Holon ID. The solid oak wooden frame is combined with the stainless steel mounting brackets. These brackets becomes invisible once the shelf is filled with books. As the result the books and the frame seem to be floating in the air. What a cool idea! There are 12 modular sizes available, so whatever your reading preferences are – artbooks, enciclopedias or paperbacks – The Small “b” will fit them all.