modular home shelving units

This strange set of nesting shelving units truly goes the distance: these shelves can not only can store your books (in the big one) or bathroom accessories (in the small one), but they can even store one another in variety of modular configurations (definitely not the usual meaning of ‘self-storage units’).

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Each unit has its own wood type, color and grain, setting it apart from the others – and the thickness diminishes along with the other dimensions so both vertical and horizontal elements of each remains in perfect scale with the companion shelves.

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A few options for combining these into a single meta-shelving super-unit are shown in these pictures from Hans Tan Studio, but equally interesting are the possibilities of arraying this around a room, apartment or entire home – would your guests notice the repetitive forms from one space to the next?