Modern Storage Gets A Cool New Look

Bored of your bookcase? Tired of your shelves? These cool new storage solutions will make you fall back in love with organisation


Lombok’s Input wall storage lets you switch and slide its small wooden boxes around. Neat freaks can even categorise trinkets and stationery into hierarchical order, should they wish. And with flexible working sweeping the nation, it’s about time you got that home-office shipshape.



Should you want to change your kitchen look often, Ikea’s answer to the industrial-style island is a commitment-free affair. Position the freestanding, oiled oak-topped unit wherever you like, move it around when you’re ready to change things up and add the extra rack when you need to bring some order to utensils, pots and pans. And you won’t even need to remortgage the house.

Vadholma kitchen island, £350; and rack, £60, both Ebba Strandmark for Ikea.


If you think bookish means boring, Gautier’s Preface shelving unit should set the record straight (or, erm… wonky). In natural oak, smoked walnut and grey lacquer finishes, the modular design features a ‘tree-shaped’ section for stacking tomes on the diagonal. It’s time to clear the coffee table and dust off those chunky hardbacks.

£4,392 from


How to ensure you always feel fabulous in the morning? By primping and preening at a dressing table that’s equally so. Step forward Piet, Swoon Editions’ brass-clad number in mango wood and steel, set to give you a run for your money in the glamour stakes. Any excuse to spend more time getting ready, right?

Piet dressing table, £349 from


Buy a piece of Loaf’s reclaimed wood furniture and you’ll never know exactly where the material came from – was it once a door? A shed? Or maybe salvaged from a ship? One thing you can be sure of is its good looks, exemplified here on the new Orinoco sideboard. An undulating, carved surface in beached timber and a smoothly sanded finish make its second incarnation one worth talking about.

Grand Orinoco sideboard, £845; Burbler occasional chair, £445; and Zillions table lamp, £95 from


Hear the word marquetry and immediately think dark and dowdy? Putting its pared-back and pretty stamp on the classic cabinetry technique, Pinch’s Elan Armorie layers three different birch veneers to form abstract shapes that look like joyous, dancing ladies. But are you a hanger or a folder? Doesn’t matter – an internal ‘ladder system’ means you can customise shelf and rail combinations to your heart’s content.

£8,450 from


Aware that its style might be a little rustic for some, Neptune’s revamped Suffolk kitchen boasts cleaner lines, more compact pieces for urban living and bold colour options. Say hello to a host of new shades joining Honed Slate and Dove Grey, including this dusty, of-the-moment pink.

Suffolk bi-fold larder painted in Old Rose, £4,725; Suffolk rectangular table, from £825; and Suffolk dining chairs, from £235 each, from

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