Studio Seven: shelving

By Stefanie Gerdes
June 14, 2018

B&B Italia
Jack is the result of the first collaboration between B&B Italia and Michael Anastassiades. The Cypriot designer has created a modular system with laminated shelves and extruded aluminium elements featuring a floor-ceiling telescopic adjustment system, with 14 heights. It also comes in chalk white.

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed the Kaari wall shelf for Finnish brand Artek. It combines glossy Melamin shelves, solid oak wall brackets, and a simple bent steel band that characterises the collection. Also available with the bottom shelf as a desk component.

Cabinet de Curiosité is a magical design by Fabrice Berrux for Bonaldo. This is a system of six different modules, each with a façade and a variable number of windows and niches to organise and display. Launched at Milan 2018, it is available in the UK from Go Modern.

De La Espada
Long planks of solid hardwood create Different Trains, a cabinet with an open form by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada. Sliding laminate doors conceal and play with the positive and negative space of the facade. Matte black steel legs and a range of woods are available.

Something a little more classic comes from MY-Furniture, in the form of the Ravello circular Art Deco style shelf unit. Hand crafted in steel with a brass electro plated finish, the shelves are finished with diamond pattern walnut veneer. It is 140 cm high, with a lead time of three to four weeks.

String shelves are one of the first of their kind, created by Swedish architect Nils Strinning – a designer associated with what we now call Scandi style – in 1949. They use the minimalist side panels to hang various components such as pocket shelves, box cabinets, desk sections, and magazine racks.

The High Bookcase is from British brand Gillmore, set up by Charles Gillmore, a graduate from the prestigious Furniture Design Faculty at Kingston University, London, in 2001. The 180cm piece has a black matte powder coated frame, with weathered oak veneer storage box style cabinets and glass shelving.