Leave it to an architect to create a shelving system that's as versatile as building blocks. The work of Belgian-Dane Julien De Smedt of JDS Architects, this modular system lets you create a shelving unit to fit your space and style. “Our projects are humanly designed, politically engaged, financially viable and structurally realistic,” says the designer. When asked how he sees the “new Nordic” celebrated by the Danish company Muuto, De Smedt says it is “like an embrace of a southern culture with a northern rigueur.” The embodiment of that idea, his Stacked Shelving (2008) can be randomly stacked or precisely coordinated into a grid. The three shelves are scaled to accommodate all kinds of books. And while there are only three sizes offered, there are actually five shapes to work with, depending on how you position the two rectangles. The negative spaces created between boxes give you even more shapes with which to play. Made in China.
- Each shelf comes with one steel clip (in white) to connect two boxes together.
- For better stability or a touch of color, purchase additional clips (sold in sets of 5).
- For a raised arrangement that better handles uneven surfaces, purchase the Stacked Shelf Podium.