Essem Design: Stylish Storage Solutions from Sweden

Based in Småland, Sweden, Essem Design makes products to solve your storage woes without sacrificing style. Their offering includes 1930s-style hat racks, benches, shoe racks, wall hooks, and more. Here’s a look at some of our favorite designs.


Above: The Oak Train Rack is currently on sale for $159.20 (down from $199) at Rejuvenation.

Essem Mama Hook in Green

Above: The Mama Hook was awarded the “Excellent Swedish Design” and is available in white, black, red, and silver at Skandium. For a rainbow of colors, contact Essem Design.


Above: The Classic Hat Rack was originally designed by Gunnar Bolin in the 1950s; prices start at £86 ($104 USD) at Royal Design in the UK.

Essem Bjorkman Shelf

Above: The Ekman Bjorkman Rack is a semi oval shelf in oak or birch with a hanger underneath; 2331.25 SEK ($263 USD).

Essem Sara Shoe Rack in White

Above: The Sara Shoe Rack is made of lacquered pine, beech, birch, or oak and powder coated in black or white. Contact Essem Design for pricing and availability.

Essem Skolkrok Hook in White

Above: The Single School Hook is made of steel with a chrome finish but is also available in white, grey, black, and red at Essem.

Essem Bench 70 in Black

Above: The Bench 70 is designed for the entryway with a row of hooks and built-in bench. Available in beech, birch, and oak from Essem Design.

Essem Gustav Birch Rack

Above: The Gustav Hook Strip is made of aluminum and birch. Shown with two hooks, it’s available through Essem Design. The Birch Triple Coat Rack is $127.20 at Rejuvenation.

Essem Nostalgi Hat Rack

Above: The Nostalgi Hat Rack, a design from 1937, is available in all aluminum (shown here), white, black, and oak; £119 ($145 USD) at Skandium.

Essem Triangel Hanger in White

Above: The Triangle Hanger is available in black, white, red, and chrome. Contact Essem for pricing and availability.

Essem Sitbank Shelf

Above: The wall-mounted Bench 67, powder coated in white or black, is available through Essem Design. Contact the company for more information.

Essem Design Building in Sweden

Above: The Essem Design workshop in Småland, Sweden.

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