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]
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]
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]
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