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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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F.P. & Co

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 'Keep Cabinet' by Studio Gud for Heal's
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Heal's

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

2 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

3 ‘UNIVERSAL’ SIDEBOARD BY GABRIELE E OSCAR BURATTI FOR CALLIGARIS
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Calligaris

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

4 ‘COVER OPEN’ WARDROBE BY GIUSEPPE BAVUSO FOR RIMADESIO
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Rimadesio

For the ultimate walk-in wardrobe, look to Italian storage specialist Rimadesio. Sleek and impeccably crafted, its newest model, ‘Cover Open’, is an incentive in itself to keep overcrowded rails and drawers at bay. Price on request, rimadesio.com

5 ‘Void’ bookcase by FP & Co
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F.P. & Co

Founded by designer Magnus Pettersen, this newly launched brand has its roots in craftsmanship and classic design. The Void bookcase is a showcase of robust joinery techniques and the beauty of unadulterated timber – choose from oak, cherry or walnut. Bookcase, £2,600 fpandco.com

6 ‘OPTIC’ BOOKSHELF BY MARCO ZITO FOR BONALDO
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Bonaldo

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

7 ‘Storet’ chest of drawers by Nana Vigo for Acerbis
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Acerbis

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

8 ‘Audley’ shelves by Pinch
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JAMES MERRELL

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

9 ‘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

10 ‘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

11 ‘Hang It All’ coat rack by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra
limited edition hang it all by charles and ray eames for vitra at aram store
Aram Store

Usually instantly recognisable because of its bright, multicoloured balls, this iconic design by Charles and Ray Eames has now been given an understated, elegant update with a new limited-edition marble finish. Its quirky but uniform design makes it easy to mount several side by side for extra hanging space. £919, vitra.com

12 ‘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

13 ‘Gull’ book stand by Egon Riss for Isokon Plus
the gull magazine rack by isokon plus
Isokon Plus

Founded in 1931 by English entrepreneurs Jack and Molly Pritchard and Canadian architect Wells Coates, Isokon Plus – originally named ‘Isokon’ – was an early proponent of plywood, making chairs, tables, storage and accessories out of the new laminate material. Only 15 of the brand's 'Gull' book stands were made before WWII halted production, but the design has recently been made available again. Crafted from birch ply in London, it can be mounted to the wall or placed on a table or desk. £162, isokonplus.com

14 ‘Garment holder’ by The Conran Shop
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The Conran Shop

The hallway is one of the most hardworking areas in any home, and one that can get very messy, very quickly. Simple in its design, but beautifully crafted, this piece from The Conran Shop would make a handy coat rack, with space underneath for shoes. £350, conranshop.co.uk

15 ‘Cane’ door fronts by Norse Interiors
norse interiors' cane door fronts for ikea's besta units
Norse Interiors

Norse Interiors’ new ‘Cane’ collection of doors cleverly disguise Ikea’s bestselling ‘Besta’ storage system, transforming the off-the-peg range into chic, bespoke-looking units. Featuring eco-friendly canework panels, the fronts come in nine colourways and two sizes, giving customers more scope to personalise their storage to suit their space. From £100, norseinteriors.com

16 ‘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

17 ‘Tambour’ cabinet by Thom Fougere for Mjolk
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Mojolk

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

18 ‘Mecano’ shelving system by Diesel for Moroso
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EYE

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

19 ‘Fillet’ shelving unit by Borgi Bastormagi
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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

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 ‘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

22 ‘Hector’ bookcase by Vincent Van Duysen for Molteni & C
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Tiziano Sartorio

Now that more of us are working from home, never has a room divider seemed more necessary. That was the thinking behind Vincent Van Duysen’s modular ‘Hector’ shelving for Molteni & C, which lends itself to open-plan living (it has the option to include handy cupboards to hide away laptops and printers at the end of the day). Price on application, molteni.it

23 ‘Liagò’ sideboard by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia
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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

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

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

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

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

26 For The Record’s vinyl storage system
for the record modular vinyl storage shelves
For The Record

As vinyl junkies will attest, finding elegant and practical record storage is no mean feat. Enter For the Record, a new brand headed up by two avid collectors that offers an alternative to Ikea or expensive bespoke units. Made from birch shelves and aluminium panels, the sturdy design is modular, therefore grows with your collection. Plus, it comes with categorisation tabs to keep everything in order. From approx £340, fortherecord.eu

27 ‘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

28 ‘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

29 ‘Storage Dressing Room’ by Piero Lissoni + Porro
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kasia gatkowska

Porro’s modular ‘Storage Dressing Room’ is a wardrobe with a difference. Its new wireless lighting system makes the shelves and the clothes rails themselves light up (the brightness can be adjusted). Pale melamine-finish back panels, with a grain reminiscent of cherry wood, are combined with glass doors that put whatever is hanging inside on display. Price on application, porro.com

30 ‘Wine Rack’ by Mowat & Company for Very Good & Proper
very good  proper's wine rack with alex mowat
L Haskell

Starting your own cellar is never a bad idea and Mowat & Company’s clever modular wine rack for Very Good & Proper is an elegant solution for homes short on space. Borrowing a trick from professional wine cellars, little wooden wedges keep bottles of all shapes and sizes in place, while its stackable design means expanding your stores is as simple as placing another unit on top. £90, verygoodandproper.shop

31 ‘String System’ by Nisse and Kajsa Strinning for String
‘string system’ by nisse and kajsa strinning
String

Launched over 70 years ago, String’s iconic modular system is multifunctional and super flexible, with components including classic wire side panels, cabinets with sliding doors and magazine shelves offering unlimited combinations. It’s an organisational dream, giving users the opportunity to curate their storage to suit any room’s clutter – desk detritus, bathroom bits and bobs or bedside mess… From £101, stringfurniture.com

32 ‘Abacus’ walk-in wardrobe by Rimadesio
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Rimadesio

Luxury wardrobes are the ultimate way to organise and showcase beautiful garments and your favourite accessories. Rimadesio’s ‘Abacus’ customisable walk-in closet features back panels in a new synthetic leather (lacquered glass and tactile fabric are alternatives), which can be paired with sleek ‘Graphis Plus’ sliding doors, as well as LED lighting. Price on application, rimadesio.it

33 ‘Montana Modular Storage’ by Peter J Lassen for Montana
montana modular storage system
Montana

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

34 ‘Planner’ shelving system by Paul McCobb for Fritz Hansen
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Fritz Hansen

Designed by the late American designer Paul McCobb in 1949 for Fritz Hansen, this streamlined storage system comes in three varying heights and layouts. With a slim, black powder-coated steel frame and simple oak veneer shelves, it marries an industrial aesthetic with a sense of lightness. From approx £1,300, fritzhansen.com

35 ‘Senzafine’ walk-in wardrobe by Poliform
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Poliform

Poliform’s ‘Senzafine’ walk-in wardrobe can be totally tailor-made (like a couture gown) with rails, shelves and pull-out trays that can be modified as your fashion choices evolve. When you have a place for everything, the perfect outfit is always within arm’s reach. From £43,000, poliformuk.com

36 ‘Florens’ sideboard by Oscar and Gabriele Buratti for Lema
lema's florens sideboard by gabriele and oscar buratti
Lema

The monolithic ‘Florens’ sideboard is Italian design duo Oscar and Gabriele Buratti’s first piece for furniture brand Lema. Ensuring nothing detracts from the beautiful grain of its sleek treated-oak doors, a concealed bronze-painted groove in the top acts as a handle, while hidden joints accentuate its seamless look from every angle. From £6,500, lema-uk.com

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