New York apartments are infamous for their lack of storage. We've visited many that provide no closet space at all. There are some good options out there for installing vertical storage systems directly into walls, but who really wants to invest that kind of cash in a rental?
Cue The Bench Rack. Made of powder coated steel and solid elm, this contraption by Vik & Fougere not only creates temporary hanging storage, but also makes use of the space above a floor with a sturdy shelf. You can even use it as a bench if you're really strapped for square footage. The Bench Rack is set to make its first public appearance at Toronto's IDS Prototype Exhibit in January. We certainly hope it goes into production soon!
Images: Mark Reimer for Vik & Fougere