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A Shout-out to Shelving

10 examples of indoor shelving that just got it right.

At Krost, we pride ourselves in offering some of the best and most efficient shelving solutions available in South Africa.

We have helped countless warehouses and workshops make sense of the clutter. But, just because we have the industrial world covered, doesn’t mean that we can’t tip our proverbial hats to other shelving experts that got it right on the domestic front.

Here are ten examples of out-of-the-box shelving that we think deserve recognition:

The Car Shelf

The Car Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

If you have the space, and the funds, for it, you can have a lot of fun with old vehicles. This old Jaguar has essentially be gutted and converted into shelving for its (no-doubt) eccentric owner. A great touch is how the boot has been turned into a cupboard.

The Art Shelf

The Art Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

This great invention looks like a work of art when it is neatly folded against the wall. However, you are able to unfold each individual panel to create shelves of your desired length. This is perfect for semi-permanent displays.

The Bread Shelf

The Bread Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

This fantastic piece of architectural design owes its life to Australia’s March Studio. Not only is it incredibly functional, but it also creates a very appealing environment for this Melbourne bakery. The shape and colour makes customers feel as if they’re inside a giant loaf of bread.

The Branch Shelf

The Branch Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

Just because shelves are traditionally square, doesn’t mean that they can only ever be square. Some branch out, so to speak, and venture into other shapes. This tree branch shelf is the ultimate case in point. Even though it has plenty of flat surfaces, it gives the impression of being completely unconventional and natural.

The Imeüble

The Imeüble - Krost Shelving and Racking

Don’t feel bad, we’re not sure how to pronounce it either. All we know is that this shelf, which looks like a piece of geometric art, comes from very clever designer, Bjørn Blikstad, who put his Master’s degree in art to good use.

The Piping Shelf

The Piping Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

This shelf is stylish, functional, and modern all in one go. But, would you expect anything else from a German designer? Incredibly efficient in terms of space-saving, this pipe-inspired shelf can hold a surprisingly large amount of items.

The Industrial-inspired Shelf

The Industrial-inspired Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

This interesting piece of engineering is fascinating both for the way it looks, and for its versatility. This shelf, which holds items with its angular, tense cables, is completely customisable.

Its frame is usually built to suit the room in which it will stand, and is fitted tightly between floor and ceiling. It is then up to its owner to choose the layout of its cabling.

The Wallpaper Shelf

The Wallpaper Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

This shelf is the weird lovechild of wallpaper, pockets, and pegboard. However, somehow, it works. The look of the ‘shelf’ is great for modern homes, and the sparse pockets help give it a minimalist feel.

The stretchy material used to make this wallpaper has a plastic feel to it, and is quite durable. This is the perfect solution for smaller homes or apartments without a lot of room for furniture.

The Floor Drawer Shelf

The Floor Drawer Shelf - Krost Shelving and Racking

This quirky shelf looks as if it belongs in a Tim Burton movie. Available in a variety of sizes, it gives the impression that you have drawers coming out of your floor, at bizarre angles. This would be the perfect addition to a lounge or study that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

The Corner Shelf

The Corner Shelf  - Krost Shelving and Racking

This handy little shelf is designed to go both into corners and around them. Perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, studies, or just about any room in the house, this shelf utilises space very effectively, and provides a new take on shelving in the process.

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