All of us on staff are huge fans of Vitsoe’s modular shelving, the brainchild of design luminary Dieter Rams. Vitsoe has been around for nearly 60 years, and there are few companies that offer wall-mounted shelving that’s as sturdy, well-made, and attractive as this iconic brand. (See The World’s Greenest and Most Economical Shelving System? for our tribute to Vitsoe over on Remodelista.)
It is, in short, the gold standard for modular shelving. Not surprisingly, it’s also quite expensive. (Go here for a sampling of its prices.) Those who covet the Vitsoe design but not its cost have looked to Ikea’s Algot system and the Container Store’s Elfa shelving, both of which were designed for closet organization but are stylish and minimalist enough to work in living rooms or home offices. Now there’s another system that budget-minded design enthusiasts can consider—Kernel, a Kickstarter-funded company that specializes in modular shelving.
More wall-mounted shelving solutions ahead: