There’s something for everyone in our latest drop of storage solutions. We’ve got products from rising stars like London’s Kam Ce Cam alongside heavy hitters like Norm and pieces inspired by a range of different architectural movements from De Stijl to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Second Chicago School. With more and more clients investigating the possibility of a home office due to the pandemic, we’ve also thrown in a floating desk that turns into a shelf and can fit into even the tightest of floorplans.
Air Cabinet by Mathieu Gustafsson for Design House Stockholm
Growing up between Paris and Stockholm, designer Mathieu Gustafsson brought both of these influences together to create the Air cabinet, perched on towering legs, which also doubles as a bar. The aesthetic is informed by the woven cane Thonet chairs that line French bistros and the classic Palmgrens rattan bags worn by stylish Swedes in the 50s. Initially available in black and natural, the collection, which is produced by Design House Stockholm, has now been extended to include a gleaming red finish.
Mecano Shelving System by Diesel Living and Moroso
Two Italian greats – furniture maker Moroso and fashion brand Diesel – have collaborated to create this modular storage system with adjustable shelves, which can also be fixed to the ceiling to act as a room divider. Rather than hiding the design’s functionality, its nuts and bolts are left exposed to create a raw, industrial aesthetic. The Mecano system is made from varnished steel and available in black, white or a muted olive green.
Chicago Sideboard by Norm Architects for Punt
In the 1940s, Mies van der Rohe pioneered a style of minimalist skyscraper later dubbed the Second Chicago School, which relied on a structure of steel and vast panes of glass. For this sideboard produced by Punt, Norm Architects adapted a similar, elevated steel construction, with a floating stoneware top and extended eaves. Obscured behind a wall of bronzed glass, its interior is illuminated with the help of an integrated LED strip.
Jut High Cabinet by Thomas Jenkins for Skagerak
At first glance, the Jut High Cabinet, which British designer Thomas Jenkins created for Skagerak, has a deceptively simple silhouette. But closer inspection reveals considered details such as its sleek brass handles and rounded legs, which run up along the entire length of the piece. Jut can either be rendered entirely in oiled, FSC-certified oak or topped off with a slab of deep black or green marble for a more luxurious finish.
Dreams cabinet by Cristian Zuzunaga for BD Barcelona
Spanish artist Cristian Zuzunaga is known for his distinctive, cubist style, which involves blowing up photographs, breaking them down into their constituent parts and recombining them to create abstract, pixelated patterns. The result is printed onto six-millimetre thick panels of glass to create this cabinet, which BD Barcelona presents now in an all-black finish, with only flashes of colour helping to point out where to find the doors.
Aaram Shelves by Jehanara Knowles for Kam Ce Cam
Since Kam Ce Cam’s much-hyped launch at London Design Festival 2019, the brand has gone from strength to strength in its mission to marry ancestral Indian craft techniques with contemporary furniture. Of course, this shelving system is no exception. Designed by founder Jehanara Knowles, it features a geometric frame rendered in ash or teak wood and organic cane panels that were hand-woven by local artisans.
Teak Abstract Black Column by Alain van Havre for Ethnicraft
This tall column shelf by Ethnicraft was designed specifically for reclaiming those lost corners of the room. Its geometric form takes cues from De Stijl, the Dutch art and architectural movement most famously propagated by painter Piet Mondrian, in which all elements are abstracted to their purest form. But instead of borrowing the style’s primary colour palette, the design is made from black varnished, FSC-certified teak to give it a modern, almost Japanese aesthetic.
Alada Floating Folding Desk and Shelf
by Daniel Garcia Sanchez for Woodendot
Alada is a floating desk that turns into a decorative shelf when not in use, allowing you to fit a home office into even the smallest of inner-city apartments. It features a clever folding mechanism that was designed to save space while simultaneously offering users a physical way of putting a lid on their workday and marking the start of their private time. The piece, which is produced by Spanish brand Woodendot, from is available in light oak and black-lacquered ash to suit all different schemes.
Curva Large Shelf by AYTM
A row of curved metal rods forms the Curva shelf from Aytm, designed to recreate the subtle ripple effect of waves rolling into shore. Plated in brass or chrome, it adds a Gatsby-esque grandieur to any space, while the black powder-coated version has more of a graphic appeal. The shelf is now available in a new, larger size, which holds more substantial items and can be paired with its slimmer sibling to create an entire storage constellation.
Virka Sideboard by Røpke Design and MOAAK for Woud
Despite its substantial, wooden frame, the Virka Sideboard from Danish brand Woud by never feels like it takes up too much room, thanks to a geometric, black metal base that lifts the design off the floor. Plus, its integrated sliding doors mean the cupboard can squeeze into tight spaces without getting in the way. Virka is available with a walnut or oak wood veneer, which can be painted black or white for an even more minimalist look.