These Modular Cabinets Are The Coolest Way To Display Precious Things

There’s a case to be made — recently by designer Martino Gamper (and me) — that shelving is the most personal piece of furniture you own; a functional place to store your stuff that also puts it on display, like you’re curating own little curio exhibition. The Room collection, by Kyuhyung Cho and Erik Olovsson, might be the most fun modular system I’ve ever seen. Swoon.

Why Shelving Units Are The Most Personal Pieces Of Furniture You Own

I don’t often have emotional reactions to shelving units, but cripes — these pics from Design is a State of Mind, a new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery, are just about perfect. Storage systems are often stuck in the shadow of the stuff they’re displaying, but, here, a handful of perfect specimens get the spotlight they deserve.