Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Cubes - and other forms of modular storage - provide lots of flexibility. Since I last wrote about modular shelving back in 2007, some nice products have disappeared - but some nice new options have appeared. And a number of these could have easily appeared in yesterday's post on colorful storage!
Let's start out with one of those: the modular storage from Housefish, shown above. The company says its storage system "ships flat and assembles easily- the only tool you need is a hammer. ... The wood is sustainably harvested, FSC certified maple or walnut plywood, finished with a zero VOC finish." [via ecosalon and Apartment Therapy]
For a real blast of color, take a look at the Optic Cube by Kartell. It's sold many places; Unica Home is having a clearance sale. (And I'm not finding it on the Kartell web site.) [via Better Living Through Design] Update on March 4, 2014: Unica Home is no longer having a sale on these, but it does still sell them. So does Smart Furniture.
Polvara by Kartell does show up on the Kartell web site. While the shelving itself is only avilable in black or white, the storage cubes come in a number of colors. It's available through Smart Furniture and Panik Design.
For more color, look at these lacquer modular shelves. [via Better Living Through Design] Update on March 4, 2014: These came from Publique Living; its shop is "away until further notice."
Another lacquer option is Quad, from France; Quad is on Facebook, where you can get even more information (and some neat pictures), even if you don't have a Facebook account. [via 2modern and Netspaze]
Here's the iCube, which has a number of color options. [via organiser Wendy Davie] Update on March 4, 2014: I'm no longer finding this product.
And then there's Itso, sold at Target, available in either plastic or laminate.
The shelving from Way Basics is made from 99% recycled-paper board. [via Apartment Therapy]
These units come from Montana, a company in Denmark - but the company has partners in a number of countries. Core77 says the Montana system "consists of 42 basic shelving units that are all 69.6 centimeters square (but come in four different depths). User-selected customization comes in choosing colors and finishes, and then you stack and build whatever you need. It's like Lego for interior designers." [via Cribcandy]
And finally, let's take a moment to admire these modular shelves from DeKast in The Netherlands; they have "a wide range of decorative fabrics" and "changeable front panels." [via Apartment Therapy]
10 Options for Modular Shelving