36 of the best new storage designs to de-clutter your home

From shelves to sideboards and modular systems, our pick of stylish storage solutions will help keep your abode organised

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Whether you’re a maximalist who likes to keep their treasures on display or a minimalist who prefers everything to be tucked away behind closed doors, good storage is fundamental to a well-functioning space. Combining style with clever solutions for every room of your home, our pick of the best new pieces covers free-standing investment pieces, wall-mounted designs, modular systems, small-space wonders and affordable hacks. So go forth and address your mess.

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1 ‘Mi’ sideboard by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau
mi sideboard by neri and hu for poltrona frau
Poltrona Frau

Even minimalists like to have a few well-chosen objects on display. This elegant storage unit has a raised shelf for those curated pieces, but also plenty of room for stashing everything else safely out of view. From £8,220, poltronafrau.com

studio secretaire foldaway desk by montana

Tidy away work-from-home paraphernalia in a flash with this colourful fold-up wall desk and shelf that features a built-in magnetic noticeboard inside – ideal for reminders and to-do lists. From £1,165, aram.co.uk

3 ‘Kitchen Box’ shelving, String
string kitchen unit storage

The beauty of Nils Strinning’s modular shelving design for String is the almost endless possibilities its many smart, easy to combine components offer. Sometimes, though, you want a little help in finding the best solution for your space. That's where String’s new bundles come in. There are options for every room (as well as outdoors), making organisation even easier. £350, utilitydesign.co.uk

4 ‘Next’ bespoke wardrobe system by Lema
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Brilliantly organised and easy to personalise on the inside, this wardrobe blends seamlessly into its surrounds. It’s so discreet that the only external design flourish is the vertical metal handles that are its signature detail. From £1,918, chaplins.co.uk

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With graphic, minimal lines and four dimensional effect created by a second tier of shelving, Bonaldo's ‘Optic’ design is sure to inspire some creative organisation. From £1,060, gomodern.co.uk

‘gladko’ wardrobe by essetipi for porada

Made from the brand’s signature Canaletto walnut, this design features sliding doors that can be covered in leather or finished in frosted mirror for a hazily concealed look. Price on application, porada.it

‘secret cubic’ shelves by olafur eliasson for moroso
Alessandro Paderni

Made of recycled and recyclable iron, this piece represents artist Eliasson’s fascination with geometry. Use it to create your own installation. £10,380, moroso.it

‘cover’ wardrobe system by giuseppe bavuso for rimadesio

The new fibra-glass doors of this custom-made design are laced with metal wires that create an atmospheric, semi-transparent effect. It’s a subtly classy alternative to totally open storage. Price on application, rimadesio.it

canvas large cabinet by norm architects for l ercolani

The seamlessly sliding fabric panels (ash and walnut versions are also available) on this sideboard create a more muted, subtle visual barrier between you and your belongings. From £3,040, lercolani.com

10 ‘Blabla’ bookcase by Bonaldo
blabla bookcase by bonaldo

Its name may sound slightly dismissive, but don’t be fooled. The creative and playful look of this unique shelving unit, with its irregular metal dividers set into a walnut backing, ensures it will be a talking point. Price on application, bonaldo.com

11 ‘Hide and Seek’ shelving unit by Pietro Russo for Gallotti & Radice
hide and seek shelving unit pietro russo for gallotti and radice
Gallotti & Radice

The rotating cylinders in this design allow you to reveal certain shelves and conceal others. The result is easily adjustable vignettes. £3,384, gallottiradice.it

12 ‘Jack’ bookcase by Michael Anastassiades for B&B Italia
jack bookcase by michael anastassiades for bb italia
B&B Italia

Available as a wall-mounted system or as a floor-to-ceiling room divider, this statement piece is an elegantly modern showcase. Price on application, bebitalia.com

13 ‘Infinity’ bookcase by Antonio Citterio for Flexform
infinity bookcase by antonio citterio for flexform

Perfectly-sized ‘Box’ containers (from £639 each) can be added to this sleek modular storage system to hide everyday detritus. £10,545 as shown, flexform.it

tojbox wardrobe by michael daae christensen for woud

Ideal for those who have mastered the art of capsule dressing, this compact oak unit features a small hanging rack and single shelf. £551, wouddesign.com

nuage à plots shelving unit by charlotte perriand for cassina

Recently reissued, this piece by the late French architect and designer features curved aluminium inserts on the shelves that frame your most precious objects. From £12,210, cassina.com

16 ‘Keep Cabinet’ by Studio Gud for Heal’s
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Heal’s new ‘Keep Cabinet’, designed by Portuguese design firm Studio Gud, is an especially elegant way to show off prized possessions in style with its sleek solid oak frame and neat proportions. £1,299, heals.com

17 ‘Audley’ shelves by Pinch
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Wall-hung shelving unit ‘Audley’ is Pinch’s first foray into modular design. Multiple pieces can be placed side-by-side or stacked top-to-bottom to suit the needs of each space, while its curvaceous supports detailed with chamfers and edging add the brand’s signature refined look. Available in solid oak or black-stained oak. From £675, pinchdesign.com

18 ‘Pendean’ armoire by Sebastian Cox
pendean armoire storage by sebastian cox
Sebastian Cox

Made by hand in east London using characterful oak, this storage unit (available with either shelves or a hanging rail) is sure to be a sustainable purchase. Furniture designer Sebastian Cox is passionate about green approaches to design – he even published a manifesto about the benefits and necessity of rewilding Britain back in 2020. £2,575, sebastiancox.co.uk

19 ‘Universal’ sideboard by Gabriele E Oscar Buratti for Calligaris
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Universal by name, universal by nature – this sexy, low-slung design can be used just about anywhere in the home, from living and dining areas to hallways and bedrooms, thanks to its comprehensive array of material options for doors, legs and tops.
£2,753 as shown, calligaris.com

20 ‘FK63’ storage system by Carl Hansen & Søn
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Carl Hansen & Son

Honoured with an award when it was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1963, this flexible storage system is the first piece by Danish design duo Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm to be reissued by Carl Hansen & Søn. Thanks to its careful craftsmanship it looks as fresh today as it did 58 years ago. From £1,050, carlhansen.com

21 ‘Azzal’ bookcase by Studiopepe for Baxter
Marco Bello

Part of Baxter’s 202 collection, which focused on soft, reassuring shapes and materials, this sculptural bookcase by longtime collaborators Studiopepe features concrete mounts with leather-covered shelves. With a wide variety of coloured and patterned leathers available, this is a storage option which allows you to express your personality. Price on application, baxter.it

22 ‘Tambour’ cabinet by Thom Fougere for Mjolk
mojolk's tambour cabinet by thom fougere

Canadian designer Thom Fougere founded his eponymous Winnipeg studio in 2015 with the aim of investigating how we live and interact with objects in the home. His latest collection, created exclusively for Toronto lifestyle store Mjolk, is an ode to slow, subtle design and craftsmanship. It includes the ‘Tambour’ cabinet, a handcrafted solid oak unit with sliding doors that wrap around the back providing a 'tactile and auditory’ experience. Approx £3,704, mjolk.ca

23 ‘D.655.1’ sideboard by Gio Ponti for Molteni & C
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Molteni & C

Created by legendary Italian furniture designer Gio Ponti in 1952, this sideboard has already been gracing stylish homes for many years. A guarantee perhaps that it is not about to go out of style any time soon. This modern reproduction by Molteni & C uses Ponti’s original drawings from his archives for total authenticity. From £8,997, molteni.it

24 ‘Dalton Chrome’ bookcase by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti
dalton chrome bookcase by rodolfo dordoni for minotti
Minotti London

Create a modern library look with this elegant bookcase, crafted with thick sand-blasted oak shelves and vertical chrome supports. Sophisticated in its style and its mix of materials, this piece warrants a curated approach to storage – no dog-eared paperbacks please. From £14,798, minottilondon.com

25 ‘Mecano’ shelving system by Diesel for Moroso
mecano shelving system by diesel for moroso

Perfect for wannabe engineers or anyone who enjoyed playing with construction toy Meccano as a kid, this shelving system by Diesel celebrates every one of its nuts, bolts and joints. There’s a beauty in functionality, and this design is incredibly practical – modular in its build, it can be expanded to fit any corner or even a whole wall. Price on application, moroso.it

26 ‘Aero V’ valet stand by Shibuleru for Living Divani
aero v valet stand by shilbuleru for living divani
Living Divani

A new version of the aesthetically light ’Aero’ bookcase, designed by Shibuleru back in 2016, this storage unit is ideal for the hallway or the bedroom. Its precise look encourages an ordered approach to dressing – ideal for anyone with a capsule wardrobe. Choose from different finishes and shelf depths. From approx £3,150, livingdivani.it

27 ‘Liagò’ sideboard by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia
liagó sideboard by piero lissoni for bb italia
B&B Italia

Describing his approach to designing this storage unit, Piero Lissoni says he tried to ‘imagine these pieces of furniture as if they were pieces of architecture’. The result is a sideboard that is incredibly streamlined and structural, but also brilliantly practical – the side and back panels have been assembled so that electrical cables for televisions, speakers and lamps can pass through unseen. £6,484, bebitalia.com

28 ‘Boteco’ unit by Studio MK27 for Minotti
minotti's boteco low sideboard unit by studio mk27

Although made in Italy, Minotti’s latest collection is a global affair, calling on designers and influences from as far afield as Japan, Denmark and Brazil. Studio MK27, the São Paulo-based practice headed up by Marcio Kogan, has created the ‘Boteco’ (which means bar in English) family of sideboards and coffee tables. Playing with layers of materials, the sideboards marry dark-stained oak with seductive Sahara Noir marble. From £19,794, minotti.com

29 ‘Bowater’ sideboard by Jan Hendzel Studio
jan hendzel studio bowater sideboard
Jan Hendzel Studio

The designer-maker firm, Jan Hendzel Studio, responsible for the finely crafted furniture in some of the country’s coolest spots, from members’ hotel Birch to Hackney Wick eatery Silo, has carved a niche for itself as the design industry’s go-to for innovative bespoke woodwork. ‘Bowater’ is the studio’s first full furniture collection and is a showcase of its unique, sculptural style. Comprising nine pieces made from British timbers, the range includes playful details such as oversized turned handles and rippled surfaces. Sideboard, £3,900, janhendzel.com

30 ‘Barbican’ sideboard by Alessandro La Spada for for Visionnaire
barbican sideboard alessandro la spada for visionnaire

Like its namesake London landmark, this storage unit makes the functional fabulous. Available in wood veneer or lacquer with a luxurious marble top. From £9,000, visionnaire-home.com

31 ‘Storet’ chest of drawers by Nana Vigo for Acerbis
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Created by trailblazing Italian designer Nana Vigo in 1994 for Acerbis, the recently reissued ‘Storet’ chest of drawers are a seductive combination of glossy lacquer, fine cabinetry and a sculptural silhouette. Available in four- or 10-drawer versions and in seven shades of lacquer. From £8,642 for 10 drawers, aram.co.uk

32 Modular workplace system by Arnie.M
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Paul Moffat

New Manchester-based brand Arnie.M is on a mission to create workspaces in even the most compact of homes. Its modular and easy to adapt storage system revolves around a frame from which a choice of units – desks, shelves, cupboards –can be added in any configuration. Made locally from the highest quality birch plywood and easy to dissemble whenever needed, it’s a sustainable choice, too. From £1,315, arniem.co.uk

33 ‘Aaram’ shelves by Kam Ce Kam
kam ce kam's rattan aaram wall shelves
Kam Ce Kam

Picking up where its 2019 debut collection left off, Kam Ce Kam’s latest pieces employ traditional Indian craftsmanship to contemporary effect. Black and natural ash-framed rattan takes a starring role in the form of the ‘Aaram’ reversible shelves, lending spaces an airy feel. From £270, kamcekam.com

34 ‘Fillet’ shelving unit by Borgi Bastormagi
shaping 90 bookcase by borgi bastormagi
Borgi Bastormagi

The latest series by Beirut-based design studio Borgi Bastormagi rethinks the corner in a bid to ‘utilise those tricky spots that are forgotten and wasted in a home’. Its ‘Shaping 90’ collection aims to enhance dead spaces via three corner hugging pieces intended for daily use, including the ‘Fillet’ steel and walnut shelving unit. £1,765, borgibastormagi.com

35 ‘Montana Modular Storage’ by Peter J Lassen for Montana
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For those craving a pop of bright colour, the ‘Montana’ system (36 different sized modules, with an array of shelving, drawers, doors and trays) comes in a choice of 40 eco-friendly lacquer shades such as the evocatively named ‘Turmeric’, ‘Azure’ and ‘Rosehip’, all developed with award-winning Danish colour expert Margrethe Odgaard. Now there’s no excuse for office storage to be dull. £5,253 as shown, aram.co.uk

36 ‘Montana Free’ shelving by Montana x Tekla
tekla x montana free shelving unit

Danish brand Montana is known for its colourful modular storage systems, so its new collaboration with Swedish photographer and colourist Tekla Evelina Severin is a stroke of genius. Severin has introduced two on-trend colours to the brand’s palette: pastel ‘Iris’ and earthy ‘Masala’, which are available to mix and match on the ‘Montana Free’ collection of shelving units, which come in various sizes and dimensions. From £1,568, montanafurniture.com

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