The advantages to wall-mounted, modular shelving systems are myriad: They can be engineered to fit any space, and unlike built-ins, they can be disassembled and reinstalled if you relocate. Here’s a roundup of our finds.
Above: The Aliante Shelving System by Rodolf Dordoni for Capellini is available with polished chromed nickel supports and shelves in oak or mahogany. The shelves are available directly through Cappellini. Above: The classical String shelf modular system was designed in 1946 by Swedish architect and designer Nils “Nisse” Strinning. The full String Shelf System shown in oak and white above is available at Finnish Design Shop, sold in separate parts and as a whole via String. Above: The iconic Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving System, designed by Dieter Rams in 1960, is a favorite of design aficionados. The system offers infinite configurations: various shelf widths and lengths, drawers, and desks available to suit any storage needs. An aluminum E-track and pin enables the shelves and cabinets to be easily hung and configured as needed. The Vitsoe is an investment, but it’s a system you can add to over the years; the setup shown above costs $6,020; the cabinets run at around $1,000 each (four shown), and the shelves between $90 and $100, depending on length. Available in black, off-white, and beech, exclusively in the US through the Vitsoe Shop in New York and online at Vitsoe. Above: The Ikea Svalnäs Shelves remind us of midcentury design (see High/Low: Wall-Mounted Midcentury Modular Shelving). It’s made of bamboo and white epoxy; $282 for the combination shown. Above: Favored by architects and widely used in university settings, the straightforward, well-engineered Rakks System offers well priced, durable shelving manufactured in Needham, Massachusetts, by the Rangine Corporation. Components and pricing available at Rakks Store. Above: The Royal System Shelving Unit C from DK3 is available in oak and walnut; $5,950 at Design Within Reach.