One Componibili, Five Ways

Over the past few years, we’ve moved three times, a process that’s helped to clarify which pieces of furniture are flexible enough to find their niche no matter where we land. The Componibili is one of those easy adapters and, although we’ve featured it on Apartment Therapy before, we’ve never actually shown how it adapts.

Designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1968, it’s a modular stacking system made from ABS plastic. In addition to being durable and easy to clean, it just looks cool. It’s got a mod, Kubrick-esque 2001 kind of vibe. Prices start around $100 for one module.


  • 1 In our old home, we used a white, 3-comparment Componibili as a bedside table.
  • 2 Before that, it was a freestanding sock drawer in our closet.
  • 3 Now we use it for cord and gadget storage next to our record player.
  • 4 Jack uses his under the kitchen sink. It’s also useful in the bathroom.
  • 5 In an entryway or hall, a stacked Componibili provides extra storage.

Images: Sarah Coffey, Jill Slater, Kartell