A while back, we presented this original shelving idea on our site here, and got a pretty good response. The Comic Book Shelves designed by Oscar Nuñez are now available for purchase on the US Market. “Previously a commission piece, we worked with Oscar directly to develop his design for a broader market after he won our Creative Shelving Contest“, explained the people at Groopti, a company with a mission to dedicate themselves to helping young designers learn, develop, and share. With an original and fun design, these elegant, yet playful books shelves can be a great addition for any interior decor with a strong personality. There are two versions available for purchase: the smaller-sized shelf (19.3? x 19.3? x 9.8? ) costs $149, while the slightly larger version(40.9? x 9.8? x 22.8? ) can be bought at $249. Find them interesting?
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.
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.