What at first appears to be just a pile of wood is, at a closer inspection, a creative cabinet cleverly hidden under a wooden shell. The Facecord Cabinet is part of Cleveland-based designer Mark Moskovitz‘s portfolio and can be used to store or even hide things in plain sight. The name refers to the measurements for firewood. Composing either a rustic feel or adorning your modern interiors with its functional body, the deceptive piece of furniture will surely spark up a conversation once guests figure out what it truely is. Concealing your belonging in two small upper drawers and two more on the bottom, the firewood cabinet brings nature inside and reminds you to relax and unwind even if you don’t own a fireplace. By being a constant presence in your home, the cabinet will become more and more interesting for your visitors who will wonder why the stack of wood is always the same size and shape. Priced at $5,800, the Facecord Cabinet was first seen at The Future Perfect during ICFF 2011.
Most people have closets in their homes these days, but sometimes there’s always that need for the stuff that just doesn’t fit or belong in there. Check out this great use of an armoire to hang coats, store outerwear, and even provide a little bench area! Perfect for any entryway or mudroom. If you have a bathroom that fits one, an armoire is a beautiful way to add more storage — especially for towels. Like some of the others on this list, this armoire from Enchanted Home does away with the glass and replaces it with netting instead.
The examples of modular shelving systems in this article are carefully chosen with a focus on their utility, aesthetic and universality. Individuals purchasing any of these shelving options are likely to have made a conscientious and considered decision, assessing the possibilities for placement and their necessity. This writer postulates that the shelving systems featured below are designed with the intelligent user in mind. Such people typically value good design and think about its quality, usefulness, longevity, clarity and detail.