All our posts about the things that fascinate us; buildings, shelving, design and making

Fitting Our Rail Covers

 If you are fitting or installing our shelving system you may want to watch this test video. Our rail covers are easy to fit and this short video shows you how, but we are also going to produce a number of short videos for specific parts of the installation. These will include; setting out, […]

Keep It Clean

Our shelving system is easy to look after.  To clean your shelving use a clean damp cloth (non abrasive) to wipe the painted (powder coated finish) surfaces,  you can use a little bit of soap and water but it is best to use something with a small amount of vinegar. You can either make up your own […]

CDW2019

If you’re thinking of visiting the design week festival at Clerkenwell next week please visit our friends in St Johns street. This year Forbo are not only opening their showroom but are celebrating their creative relationship with fashion students from the University of Brighton. We’ll also be popping in so if you also want to […]

Our Shelving System Just Gets Better

We hope you've seen most of our new components on the website, including cabinets, desks and clothes hangers. Our new parts have been designed to complement our existing wall shelving, but now give our system greater functionality. Every system we now design creates more space, but also helps you work, hide or hang things.

Beware of MDF furniture

We thought it would be a good idea to highlight the dangers of purchasing made to measure furniture using MDF as recently explained in this Guardian article click here . It highlights the high levels and dangers of formaldehyde and the wider problem of formaldehyde emissions in homes going largely uninvestigated. “MDF is being installed in thousands of UK […]

New parts

Last year we set out to launch our new parts for the shelving system. We’ve been busy designing and prototyping parts before putting them into production and we’re happy to say most of these our now complete.  If you are interested in our cabinets, desks and hangers just drop us an email or add a note […]

Apple Measure

If you’ve recently updated your IOS software on your iphone or ipad you may not have noticed but Apple have given you a new measuring app for free. There are about another 70 available from the app store but we are sure this will make many of them obsolete. As we are in the business of measuring […]

12 Shelves

If you like shelving try a visit to the 12 shelves exhibition over the Christmas break it’s at the Aram Gallery in London. You can see 12 emerging designers using different techniques and materials all creating there interpretation of a shelf. It’s just opened click here and ends on the 19th January 2019.

Essential Reading

According to Charles W. Eliot – President of Harvard and cousin of T.S. – everything required for a complete education could fit on a shelf just 5-feet in length. What if people today from all walks of life were asked to recommend books to be included on a five foot shelf? Which books do they […]

Declutter

There are more and more specialists helping you organise or declutter your homes and there are also plenty of books to help you do this like ‘Spark Joy’ by Marie Kondo. We’ve recently seen decluttering techniques now being applied to your life as well as your home. It may be a bit extreme but take […]