When you think of modular shelving you probably imagine something simple and utilitarian? But there is no reason why it can’t also be rustic and good looking like this new West Elm range. The shelves, doors and panels are all natural mango wood and the frames are black painted steel.
The shelves also curve down at the back so the wood is visible from any angle, even when fully loaded. The units work just fine on their own but when combined really come into their own. The look is rustic with just enough of a touch of modernity to make them suitable for just about any setting – in the living room or home office.
West Elm Industrial Modular Bookcase – 4 section storage bookcase. W173 × D50 × H84 cm. £799 from johnlewis.com
West Elm Modular 41cm BookShelf – this 6 tier unit is the slimmest option but with plenty of height to maximise the available space. W43 x D41 x H213 cm. £699
West Elm Modular 17-inch Open and Closed Storage Bookshelf – 4 shelves and a cabinet (with 3 internal shelves) in one slim unit. W42 x D43 x H213 cm. £699
West Elm Industrial Modular 124cm Media Unit – an attractive media unit with 2 split shelves and a 2-door cupboard. W124 × D43 × H76cm. £899 from johnlewis.com
West Elm Modular 84cm BookShelf – the same depth and height but almost twice the width. W84 x D41 x H213 cm. £799
West Elm Modular 33-inch Open and Closed Storage Bookshelf – or, opt for this wider option with a 2 door cabinet in the base. W56 x D38 x H213 cm. £899
West Elm Industrial Modular 124cm Open and Closed Storage Bookshelf – double unit with 2 fixed shelves, a 2-door cupboard and 4 section cubby all contained in a black metal frame. W124 × D43 × H213cm. £1039.20 from johnlewis.com
The West Elm modular shelving range is available exclusively in John Lewis stores and online via johnlewis.com