Storage systems

Home storage systems come in all shapes and sizes, though they are most often associated with high storage capacity, this need not always be the case. A majority of these systems are modular, and can be ordered and assembled in accordance with one’s needs and constraints.

One such system is USM’s ‘USM Modular Furniture Haller’, designed in 1966 by Fritz Halller and Paul Schrärer jr., which combines an exposed steel skeleton with engineered wood shelves, drawers and glass display cases, and is suitable for constructing small sideboards, room-dividing cupboards, or even an expansive, personal library placed against a wall.

In a similar manner, but with more emphasis on traditional appearance and craftsmanship, Morelato’s ‘Modulo 900’ offers open wooden shelves, large, glazed display cabinets and chests of drawers, all materialized in solid wood.

Smaller storage systems are available too, here a number of more or less separate, yet corresponding, elements, such as shelves, sideboards and wall-mounted cupboards, can be placed according to the needs and wishes of the user. Examples of such storage systems are Davide and Maurizio Riva’s ‘Sipario 2011’ or Daniele Lago’s ‘Air_storage’ system, where the shelves appear to float above the sideboard, supported by transparent glass plates.

Some storage systems, such as Tisettanta’s ‘Bismarck’ a storage system of floor-to-ceiling cupboards, may include a mirrored front in order to optically enlarge the room. In many instances, storage systems can not only be built-in, but also offer a choice between sliding and hinged doors, as is the case in ‘valore relief wardrobe system’, designed for Team 7 by Jacob Strobel.

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