These Living Room Storage Systems Embrace Fine Lines and Noble Materials

From glass to marble to hand-blackened steel, these tables and shelving units offer a refined way to organize your things.

Designed by Industrial Facility, the London-based duo Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, the Run shelves for Emeco are utilitarian without sacrificing aesthetics. Their versatility and minimal materials were made with an architect’s needs in mind.


Named after one of San Francisco’s seven hills, the hexagonal Nob Hill side tables by
Yabu Pushelberg for Avenue Road are inspired by French floor tiles. The tables are made of smoked brass and marble.


The wall-mounted Folded shelves by Johan Van Hengel for Muuto are versatile and minimal, perfect for holding anything from mail and keys to jewelry or spices. Each shelf is made of a single sheet of steel, bent into pockets.


Inspired by the Japanese metalworking technique of Mokome, the Gilroy coffee table
by KGBL features bronze-lined veneers and tinted glass. The craft revolves around folding and layering to create volume.


The 10 dining table designed by Piero Lissoni for Cassina makes a statement in its simplicity. It is made of Carrara white marble and was crafted to have a statuesque, monolithic impact.


Rodolfo Dordoni created the Heron storage unit for MDF Italia with practicality in mind. He wanted the system to be fully customizable and perfect for either residential or contract projects. The piece comes in six colorways.


Brooklyn-based studio Uhuru created its Tack collection out of hand-blackened steel, intending for each piece to be both functional and artistic. Here, the console table makes a statement with its aggressive zig-zag base.


Belgium-based designer Frederik Delbart introduced his Rectoverso table at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. The piece is deceptively light; its silky smooth top is available in different types of marble.


Hand-bonded, thick glass slabs build Tonelli Design’s Quiller bookcase. Like the four
other pieces in the collection, the bookcase is treated with a chamfering technique to
create gentle edges.


The Credenza collection by Spazio Pontaccio was designed by Patricia Urquiola in collaboration with Italian creative director Federico Pepe. In addition to the the cupboard pictured here, they also created a low table and screen.


The Moving Tatami cabinet by Daiken is a modular unit inspired by traditional Japanese floor mats. The cabinets are available in black or natural wood, or natural, blue, or grey tatami.


Thin wooden rods create a movable grid system in the Lloyd bookcase, designed
by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau. Saddle leather and solid oak give this
piece instant warmth.


Refreshing the classic three-legged pedestal table, Cozy by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia features several material options—ranging from a glossy eucalyptus wood to bronzed, backpainted glass—to pair with its brass or metal alloy legs.


A reintroduction of Ercol founder Lucian Ercolani’s 1956 design, this Originals room
divider features smooth carpentry and solid elm and beech surfaces, which also come in black and dead matte finishes.


Poliform’s highly customizable Theca sideboard integrates removable trays and electrically wired compartments. Designed by Marcel Wanders, the system extends in a dark-tinted glass, which functions more like a display case.


Delicate to the eye, the six-millimeter top of the Vipp 971 table is made of a robust, damageresistant ceramic. Its steel frame with cast aluminum corners makes the surface appear as if its floating, if only a bit.


Named after the Finnish word for “arch,” the Kaari collection by Ronan and Erwan
Bouroullec is the brothers’ first collaboration with Artek. Pictured here is the uncomplicated but elegant REB 004 table.


Designed by Noé Douchaufour Lawrance, the Chance tables for Bernhardt are irregularly shaped and come in three sizes, each one able to tuck into the other for an assemblage or stand independently around a room.


Designed for the London gallery Matter of Stuff, the Marqué collection by Alessandro
Zambelli includes a dry bar, coffee table, and cabinet, pictured here. The iron, copper,
and brass pieces are markedly art deco.


Ligne Roset’s new Mixte sideboard updates Mauro Lipparini’s original 2014 collection with an elongated addition. It vibes early-eighties Memphis Group and also comes in a double height version for expanded storage.


Casa International’s Cavone sideboard marries a smoked oak frame with matte
lacquered drawers. Contemporary lines dominate this piece as it subtly blends
Mediterranean luxury with Italian sensibility.


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