set system shelves by former

It can be tempting to take too literally the minimalism we see in catalogs, imagining our own homes with the stark (perhaps boring) modern pieces adorning our floors and walls and wonder if it will really work that way. These series of three shelving unit types is therefore presented first ‘in the raw’ and then in context – the different between the photographs is remarkable.

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Set system open shelving

But first, the basic choices from the manufacturer (Former): empty or filled-in backs; white, wood or glass shelves; straight horizontals or added vertical supports; symmetrical or asymmetrical layouts; wall-hung or free-standing shelf systems. Some answers to those options:

Set system living room wall

Set with a mix of bare and complete backs, overlapping shelves and other unique choices, these custom installations show how quickly a bland wall furnishing can become a multi-functional room divider – a kind of partition wall as well as visual accent in an office-plus-living room and hall-plus-bedroom, respectively.

Kai shelf by Former
plinto wall shelves by former
plinto 1.6 wall storage system

Other examples illustrate the ways these work along existing walls, taking advantage of flat and open spaces that would otherwise need to be populated with art or decor. Of course, we still don’t all live in lovely homes like these, but it is helpful to see photos of ‘shelving in action’ to determine what the real-life possibilities of such designs truly are.

“The Set System modular program, by Former, is made to satisfy every single furnishing need, thanks to some feature that are unique in the market:
• Extreme flexibility of its modules, which translate into Endless modular solutions
The flexibility of Set System allows architects and interior designers to create a tailor-made furnishing featuring:Open spaces
• Closed compartments ( by means of drawers, hinges doors, flip doors and sliding doors)
• Meanders and insertions with jetty shelves
Set System is therefore ideal to furnish:
• The day area (wall systems and bookcases on the floor against a wall or hanged on a wall,free standing double sided wall system and bookcases placed as a space divider, tailor-made Set System sideboards)
• Pristine tailor-made night area (tailor-made vanity table, wall system used as bedside table or container)
• Home office”