While they may not work quite as perfectly outside of these idealized environments – chipped-white-paint doors and faded-brick walls – you could imagine these fittings being good fits in minimalist spaces as well.

Etsy seller stellableu specializes in industrial decor for urban lofts, wrapping and twisting wall-and-corner shelving units in all kinds of creative shapes.

In turn, books take advantage both of existing vertical surfaces and horizontal pieces of solid iron pipe, so keep in mind: you will not be able to set just anything on them, either.