Essential in helping to organise, store and exhibit one’s belongings, the best shelving systems combine practical functions with aesthetic innovation. Here are six shelves that can store and display everything from books to treasured travel finds.

Poliform Wall System

This freestanding, modular system allows many configurations and full customisation—from materials to colours and finishing—making it ideal for any space. Price on application, available at Space.

Biblio shelf by Porada

Porada’s Canaletto walnut bookcase has generously-sized shelves that allow one to display prized objects alongside favourite tomes. $19,672, available at Marquis QSquare.

Theo shelves

Combining colonial charm with industrial references, these solid oak shelves can be installed with a desk or with bars for multiple storage options. Price on application, available at Journey East.

Set System bookcase

This has a sliding ladder to help reach the highest shelves, with mirrored back panels and sliding doors that bring light to the whole module. Price on application, available at King Living.

Kartell’s Popworm bookcase

This successor to the Bookworm combines creativity with technology, giving rise to a curvy bookcase that assumes any desired shape, without compromising on functionality. From $610 to $1,855 (three sizes), available at Space Furniture.

 Cassina's Nuage bookshelf

Cassina’s Nuage bookshelf Charlotte Perriand’s Japanese-inspired Bauhaus-coloured modular bookshelves are asymmetrically silhouetted against the wall, leaving space for paintings, drawings or sculptures. $28,048, available at Dream.

 

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