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High/Low: Look-Alike Iittala Aitio Shelves

Aitio littala Shelves by Cecilie Manz

A few months ago, we wrote about Iittala’s Aitio Shelves by our design crush Cecilie Manz (Maison & Objet‘s 2018 Designer of the Year). We were able to sleuth out a few places that still stocked them, but as they’re no longer in production, they are now nearly impossible to find.

Enter: The Container Store. During a recent perusal of the mass market retailer (see The Cull: 10 Surprisingly Stylish Finds at the Container Store), we came upon well-priced look-alikes. Let’s do some comparison shopping.

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Aitio littala Shelves by Cecilie Manz
Above: The Aitio line of bins and shelves can be mounted to the wall or just set on a counter.
Aitio littala Shelves by Cecilie Manz
Above: The Aitio powder-coated steel storage units ranged from €79 to €139 each.

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Poppin Wall System at Container Store
Above: The Poppin Wall System at the Container Store is made of plastic polystyrene with a matte finish and comes in four colors, all shown here, and range in price from $11.99 to $24.99. The All-in-One Desktop Organizer, shown in Blush Pink, is meant to rest on a flat surface, but the rest of the pieces are made for the wall.
Poppin Wall System at Container Store
Above: The Poppin wall pieces can be hung up either via mounting hardware (for walls) or a magnetic strip (for filing cabinets or other metal furniture).

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