Top 10: Modular Shelving Systems

published Jun 13, 2007
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

Modern & Modular. Everyone needs storage in small spaces. Whether it’s used for displaying our precious collections or hiding all our clutter. Or maybe both! For this Top Ten we’ve gathered some old favorites and exciting, newer options. (You’ve got to love the Bouroullec brothers!)…

• Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s Self System for Vitra.
• Deiter Rams’ Vitsoe 606 Universal Modular Shelving.
• Jasper Morrison’s Oak Table Modules for Cappellini.

Tetrad from Brave Space.
• Time to come out of the closet? elfa.
• Anna Castelli Ferrieris’ Componibili Storage Units for Kartell.

• Peter Marigold’s Make/Shift.
• IKEA’s standard IVAR Shelves
• Doron Lachish’s Cubits and Cubitec for Design Within Reach…

We left most IKEA products off of this list beacuase while modular in theory, they rarely stand up to disassembly and reinterpretation.

Personally, we use Cubitec and Componibili.

Additionaly, Topdeq has a few options but nothing that blew us away. While we’d love to include Philippe Nigro’s Sans Titre, it appears to be just a prototype. We’re fully expecting MUJI to make this list in the Accessible category when they open their first U.S. flagship store!