The modular 606 Universal Shelving System by Dieter Rams for Vitsœ hangs tough on the only opaque wall of the living room in a Craig Steely–designed modern house in San Francisco. Photo by: Ian Allen
Architect Tamara Sawatzky designed the bookshelves along the living room wall of her Toronto live-work abode out of Ikea components: one-inch Lagan butcher block countertops and inexpensive Ekby Lerberg brackets. Wayne Arsenault completed the custom millwork and carpentry. Photo by: Naomi Finlay
The residents of a Tokyo home placed bookshelves on the wall adjacent to a staricase making the most of free space in the 970-square-foot house. Photo by: Koichi Torimura
Atlas shelving furnishes the office cubby of a San Francisco renovation. Photo by Doug Adesko.
In the historic Miller house designed by Eero Saarinen, a series of rectangular boxes mounted on the wall offer storage in office/playroom. Photo by: Leslie Williamson
A colorful shelf offers bedside storage in a London guesthouse. Photo by: Ben Anders
In a Portland apartment, Ligne Roset's Book&Look series of modular furniture offers storage (and the French company's now-iconic Togo sofa offers seating). Photo by: John Clark