Want to maximize your living space as efficiently as possible but don’t want to compromize on style? You should really take a look here. We bet you will find the following modular shelving systems interesting. If not alluring. These modern, exceptionally cool pieces let you get creative in your home’s organization.
After all, when you want to optimally use the limited space you’ve got, vertical storage is the way to go. Shelving systems are particularly useful since you keep the floor surface free for other uses.
If you like stylish furniture and enjoy regularly redesigning and organizing your home these list may appeal to you. Rearrange, restyle, behold, admire and perhaps even drool a little bit with these 24 awesome wall mounted shelving systems.
1. Slide Shelf
This shape-blocking side-shelving is a modern take on the standard bookshelf. Made for not just books, this storage of knick knacks, plants, and pictures is a decorative way to draw the eye without creating bulk within your space.
Made for the updated, modern home or a space that is needing to conserve as much as it can, these Slide Shelf units are easy to mount and have hidden hooks for a very sleek, polished space.
2. Jointed Wall
Half bookcase, half work of art, the Jointed Wall is a collection of rectangular shelving units which swoop across the wall in a large arc.
The black metal frame and wooden shelves are designed to display objects of all different sizes. At its highest point, the shelf has a series of hooks to hold lights, making it perfect for a dramatic look above a desk.
3. Sticotti Bookshelf
Available on pre-order from Kickstarter, the Sticotti Bookshelf is a modular piece which can be customized to your own requirements. The entire system hangs from a single wall mount bracket; once you’ve got the main bracket screwed into place, you can clip the shelves into position in seconds using the interlocking system.
The manufacturers pride themselves on the quality of their wooden bookshelves. When you place an order, you will be given a link to a live-stream where you can see the goods being made by artisans in the factory.
4. S-Cube Storage Units
These unusual storage units are designed with doors at a 45o angle, so they look different from every direction. You can arrange a group of cubes so they’re all leaning the same way, or have them all sticking out at different angles for an organic look.
The S-Cube Storage Units are available in large or small versions, and you can mix-and-match the colored veneer finishes.
5. Up The Wall Shelving System
People change and grow, and their home should be able to expand along with their horizons. The Up The Wall shelving system is ever-changing, allowing users to add on new modules when they so choose.
Up The Wall by Bent Hansen is never still, never fixed. It constantly climbs the walls, providing new and exciting storage space with each new addition. This module is perfect for children’s rooms so it can grow with them, yet be as versatile in their teens as it was when they were toddlers.
6. Randomissimo Module A and B
Playful and totally chic, the Randomissimo Module Shelves are a breath of fresh air for fans of modern design. This open shelving system also comes with a cubby built in that sports a colorful background.
This spot of color adds so much to the already well-designed shelf, and small space occupiers will love the square footage it saves them. It’s both fashionable and conservative; there’s so many ways you can arrange the shelves that it might take you awhile to decide how to put them up!
7. Magnetic Shifting Shelves
Have you ever mounted a set of wall shelves and weren’t happy with the arrangement? Even with simple installation, it’s difficult to move them around. With the Magnetique Shelves by Nils Holger Moormann, you don’t have to worry!
A metal banner goes on your wall; from there, all you have to do to create an amazing shelf display is attach special shelves with a magnetic back. If you don’t like the configuration, simply detach and move them in seconds!
8. Dedal Bookshelf Perforated Steel Plates
Mathieu Matégot (1910-2001) has designed in the 50s of the last century Dedal bookshelf. He was born in Hungary, lived and worked in France and designed numerous timeless products. Dedal Bookshelf is one of them. It is made of perforated powder-coated steel and available in colors black, gray, red, yellow and white.
The shelves can be attached in various ways, horizontally, vertically, or even on the floor. They can be combined with one or multiple colors, all depending to your own taste and preference. In addition to this item Matégot has designed more products from perforated steel like nesting tables, table lamps, bottle stands and magazine racks. The interplay of lines of the curved steel plates, is unique and remains beautiful to behold.
9. Antologia 6 Perpendicular Iron Bars
Antologia 6 is a flexible shelving system that consists of iron bars which are perpendicular to each other, to which shelves can be added. There are four different modules. Some are 10 cm from the wall and others 20 cm so that they can overlap, allowing for splendid compositions to be made.
A prescribed way to fit the modules together is not there. You can place one or more modules to the wall or in the corners, let them overlap each other and create splendid compositions. The vertical and horizontal lines of the bars represent the bookcase a minimalist look. Available in polished lead or matt white.
More info and purchase at LOVEThESIGN.
10. Magnetic Spirit Fixing System
Magnetic Spirit, a design concept, was born from the idea that everyone who wants their spirit let run free, should be able to make his own design. According to the designers Benoît Bayol en Christophe Bricard.
“Magnetic Spirit an architectural furniture and interior design concept which potential is so great that its limits are invisible”.
Depending on your wishes or mood you can change the setup whenever you want. There are four distinct embodiments of Magnetic Spirit, which are made of hot-treated lacquered steel, 100 percent recyclable and executed in the colors black, white, warm gray or red.
The magnetic and easily detachable components can carry a weight of 16 kg. To us it has something of a Mondriaan-like appearance. You actually could be inspired by anything and make your own cubistic ‘painting’ made out of shelves. How cool is that? More photos and info at Infinite Design.
11. T.Shelf Triangular Shelf System
T.Shelf is an another shelving system that lets you arrange its configuration. The triangular units can be converted into different configurations and thus, functions.
Go modest sized, small or create a large shelving system. T.Shelf by J1 Studio grows with your need for storage space.
12. Alma With Fabric Panels
With Alma Shelf metal modules you can create your own unique storage system for your lovely books and beautiful objects. Really special and surprising are the fabric colorful panels on the inside of the units.
The three different modules, small, medium and large, can be hung and arranged where you want, to your own preference and taste.
13. Fishbone Shelf
If you want to leave your guests with an impression, consider purchasing the Fishbone Shelf. Rather than use a flat shelf, the designers decided to go with a less conventional choice: an upside down V-shape.
The result is an interesting and eye-catching bookshelf that functions as well as it impresses. Books can be placed at an angle on either side of the shelf while the middle point is used as a makeshift bookmarker. Simply leave your book facedown on the point and pick it up later.
14. Konnex, Linked Cubes
Konnex consists of a basic set of three cubes. Through the unique lock-in system it is possible to create a shelving system to your own needs and preferences. Each cube has comb-like slits in the side wall, with which the separate units can be linked to each other.
The uniqueness of this system is that you can compose the units in different ways. With several basis sets you can create large shelving system. Designed by German-based designer Florian Gross.
Visit Connox for more information.
A very alluring shelving system that looks like an a brightly colored climbing plant, creeping along the wall and ceiling. According to the makers Eva Marguerre und Marcel Besau this project is based on by a computer program developing different parameters.
GrowingShelf‘s organic shape practically airs a sense of life. As if the furniture is choosing its own path through your living room.
For more information contact Besau-Marguerre.
16. BambOO Modular Shelving
The Bambica modular shelving system is easy to put together, that allows to make a lot of different configurations. The bamboo rods are held together with polyamide plastic pins. By combining several sets, you can expand the system.
Resembling vintage harmonica lamps or the Meccano model construction system, Bambica comes off as both refreshingly innovative and known and trusted at the same time.
Interested? Check out Moma Store.
17. Tangram Floating Shelf
The idea for the Tangram Floating Shelf is based on the ancient Chinese tangram puzzle. A tangram consists of seven pieces, the tans, which together form a square. These pieces are five rectangular isosceles triangles in three different sizes, one square and one parallelogram.
They may be arranged and re-arranged on the wall in a variety of configurations, creating a sculptural style, practical for books and other decorative items. By combining the tangram pieces, you can create an unlimited number of configurations, not only geometric shapes but also animal and human figures or certain objects.
18. Build Honeycomb-like Shelving System
Build is a flexible and durable shelving system that is easy to mount and to demount. Another seemingly organic system that, with its hexagonal shapes, resembles honey combs. Mother Nature’s winning formula is utilized in many life forms due to its strength, simplicity, and durability. No wonder there’s now a honeycomb cluster shelving system.
You can run wild your imagination and design a configuration to your own needs and taste. Mounted on the wall, the composition provides a sculptural appearance. The units can be held in place and mounted on the wall by using special clips.
Build is available in the colors white and black and in the versions open back and closed back. Made from polypropylene, a very light and a shock absorbing material which is lightweight and 100% recyclable. The modules can not only be installed against the wall but also free standing in the room. In addition, a separate module can function for storage, as a seat or low table. Find out more in our earlier post.
19. Stacked Shelf system
After the success of Stacked shelf system from Muuto, JDS Architects have created a new version of Stacked, with backboard. By combining the units with each other you can create your own shelf system. The units with and the units without backboard can be used together.
They can be connected with colorful steel clips. The boxes are available in many color options and multiple sizes. More info here.
20. Make / Shift With Waved Edges
Make/Shift is a self-adjusting shelving system that can be installed not only against a wall, but also at almost any angle. The wedge shaped units are attached to each other by the waved edges. This unique shelving system is carried out in a variety of different materials, including expanded polyproylene better known as ARPRO that is lightweight, flexible, strong and hypoallergenic.
Also, with transparent clips at the backside of the shelves, so that they remain invisible, can be created free-standing compositions. In shape and color the units can be adapted to any room.
Make/Shift is designed by Peter Marigold and available at shop Movisi.
21. Dots Bookshelf
Dots bookshelf consists of a modular system of panels to which small wooden cylinders are attached in a regular pattern. The creation has won the Red Dot Design Award 2014 in the category of Interior Design Elements. According to the jury:
This shelving system is very flexible in use, easily adapting to individual needs and different room requirements in a user-friendly way.
Designed by Aris Architects for Polarislife.
22. Z-Shelf Of Bent Metal Sheet
Designer Ron Arad has created many beautiful design furniture pieces for Moroso, including Do-Lo-Rez sofa.
Here we have Z-Shelf: modern stylish bookshelves of lacquered steel, which can be mounted on the wall in many different ways.
23. Bookcase With Rests of Marmer
Out of the remaining sections of marble and onyx from a factory hit by an earthquake in northern Italy in the year 2012 Patricia Urquoila created a unique collection of furniture, including these bookcases.
The unique shape of the bookcases are made of wood on which the wonderful structure of the stones is mounted. Did we make you curious?
More info about Bookcase by Patricia Urquoila.
24. Citybook M Connected With Magnets
Citybook, designed by Antonella Di Luca and Iosa Ghini Associati is a flexible modular system that can be suitable for a variety of rooms. The modules can be connected to each other by small magnets, which offers the possibility to create superb shelving systems.
With the modules and bases can be endlessly varied and compositions can be made to your own taste and needs. More info at Design Studio Mr. Less & Mrs. More.
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