We ran across an original shelving unit with a very alluring name. According to the designers at The Fundamental Shop, “A Few Of My Favourite Things is a desktop console or a wall shelf where you can place your most treasured artifacts. Handcrafted in Germany in solid Douglas Fir, the unit can be mounted vertically in a corner, or horizontally on a wall either as a single large shelf or as a series of smaller platforms“. As its name suggests, the small shelving unit is exclusive; you can only place a small amount of things on display-the ones that relate to you on a personal level.
Costumer testimonials reveal that the product can keep one awake at night, while adjusting to the temperature of its new environment: “A feature of solid wood in this scale is that as it expands and contracts with the seasons, cracks will develop and grow, adding character and depth of texture to this piece as it matures. These do not affect structural integrity“. So if you don’t mind listening to wood cracks at night (some say it is actually quite enjoyable) and like to keep pretty things in sight, then perhaps this idea could suit your tastes just fine.
The String shelf system was designed in 1949 by the swedish architect and designer Nils Strinning. Easy to assemble and reposition, this well-formed system, with its ingenious design, is stable and functional. String® is available in several formats: the classic system, plex (launched in 1953), pocket (2005) and works (2014). The SH05 Arie shelf was designed by Arik Levy in 2008 for E15. The clever design enables a multitude of seamless combinations, made possible without any obvious visual repetition. Arie functions well as a bookcase, room divider, sideboard or storage unit.
The examples of modular shelving systems in this article are carefully chosen with a focus on their utility, aesthetic and universality. Individuals purchasing any of these shelving options are likely to have made a conscientious and considered decision, assessing the possibilities for placement and their necessity. This writer postulates that the shelving systems featured below are designed with the intelligent user in mind. Such people typically value good design and think about its quality, usefulness, longevity, clarity and detail.