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Editors’ Picks: 11 Scandi Storage Must-Haves

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We asked our editors to choose their favorite stylish Scandi storage tools (beyond Ikea)—and they delivered with a collection of proven classics they have in their own homes as well as new finds they can’t wait to get their hands on. Here, their 11 favorites.

N.B.: Featured photograph courtesy of Juli Baker, from O Canada: Mjölk’s Renovated Scandi-Style Cabin on a Lake.

The Hay Enamel Tray

Hay Enamel Tray
Above: Margot loves her Enamel Tray by Hay; $25. “Hay’s designs are clean-lined and practical but have a joie de vivre about them, perhaps because they don’t shy from color,” she says of the Danish design firm. She uses hers on her desk to rest her water bottle and phone.

The Muuto Wall Dots

Muuto Wall Dots
Above: The Muuto Wall Dots came out in 2007; Julie wrote about them in 2009; and today, in 2018, they’re still going strong; $150 for a set of five, in natural, at Design Within Reach.

The Verso Birch Basket

Verso Baskets Trio
Above: We are all such fans of Verso’s Lastu Birch Baskets that they made it into our book, Remodelista: The Organized Home, as a storage must-have. From $51.60 at Finnish Design Shop.

The System Box by Lundia

System 1-2-3 Boxes by Lundia
Above: Alexa is an admirer of the Lundia System Boxes (she first spied a stack of them under a desk in A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink); $255 for the set of three at Finnish Design Shop. You can also purchase individual boxes in three sizes and three colors.

The Iris Hantverk Toilet Brush Set

Iris Hantverk Concrete Toilet Brush Holder
Above: It’s no secret that we’re all enamored with Iris Hantverk’s handmade brushes. (See Studio Visit: The Iris Hantverk Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden.) The brand’s Concrete Toilet Brush Set is $84 at Schoolhouse Electric.

The Aalto Wall Shelf

Aalto Wall Shelf
Above: Every time I see the Aalto Wall Shelf 112B (like here and here), I have to stop and admire its quiet good looks. The birch lacquered shelf (pictured) is $381 at Finnish Design Shop.

The Hay Bits and Bobs Containers

Hay BIts and Bobs Containers
Above: Both Margot and Alexa nominated Hay’s glass Bits & Bobs containers. The elegant pieces come in multiple sizes and are perfect for storing little items (Alexa keeps paper clips in one and hair elastics in another); from $10 at Hay. The MoMA Design Store also stocks them.

The Skagerak Drying Rack

Skagerak Drying Rack
Above: Annie has written about Skagerak’s designs before (see here). She’s especially taken with the Danish company’s oak Dryp Clothes Drying Rack; $325 at Danish Design Store.

The Korbo Wire Basket

Korbo Classic 65 Basket
Above: Another recommended storage product from Remodelista: The Organized Home, Korbo’s wire baskets are durable and handsome. The Korbo Classic 65 Wire Basket, shown, is $179 at Rejuvenation.

The Pilaster Shelf by John Kandell

Pilaster Shelf by John Kandell
Above: I have absolutely no need for more book storage, but I can’t help coveting John Kandell’s simply designed Pilaster Shelf; the lacquered birch is €684 at Scandinavia Design.

The String Wall Shelving

String Wall Shelving in White
Above: Meredith is excited to learn that Design Within Reach recently started stocking one of her favorite shelving systems, Sweden’s iconic String Wall Shelving.
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