Modular Shelving: The Pros & Cons of Elfa, Rakks & ISS?

Modular Shelving: The Pros & Cons of Elfa, Rakks & ISS?

Aaron Able
Nov 18, 2009

Q: What does the Apartment Therapy community think about modular pole-mounted shelving systems? In particular, I'm curious about the relative strengths and weaknesses of Elfa vs. Rakks vs. ISS? Elfa is the least expensive, and has the most consumer-friendly purchase process. The others seem a little more intimidating to buy and quite a bit more expensive, but also look a lot better and I'm guessing are more durable. Do you or your readers have experience with these products?

Sent by Aaron

Editor: This is a great question and we'd love to have reader feedback on their own experiences with Elfa, Rakks, ISS and the super-spendy Vitsoe systems.

Here are some previous Apartment Therapy posts on this subject:

Elfa Gliding Shoe Rack in the Test Lab
Elfa Easy Gliders

Cardan Work Surface by Rakks
Marketplace | Shelf Shop

Marketplace | ISS Designs

Marketplace | Vitsoe

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