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About

Design

Mid-Century
Modern

Inspired by mid-century modern designers like Poul Cadovius’s Royal System and the Vitsoe 606 Universal shelving, the Modeller system is an updated tribute to these classic designs. Using the latest hardware and technology to make a system that better fits today's needs with more versatility, features & options while still maintaining handmade heirloom quality.

Scandinavian Simplicity

Inherently Minimalist and beautifully capable of supporting all your storage needs in every room of the house.

Function

Modular Versatility

Components elegantly mount to our universal support system with our unique one-piece, continuous shelf brackets which are stronger and safer than other systems. All our cabinets are interchangeable so you can swap in any of our door or drawer options. Your system can change, rearrange and be added to for a lifetime of use.

Efficiently Wall Mounted

Space Saving wall-mounted storage systems make efficient use of limited floor space. A perfect choice for modern spaces.

Bespoke

Heirloom Quality
Made to Order

All our products are designed and made in our East Vancouver studio. Our system is modular but we build and assemble each order individually and by hand. Because we don't start cutting until an order is placed we can do custom finishes with natural pigments in the beeswax and linseed oil to achieve many different wood finishes. just ask for a quote or send a sample to match.

Made in Canada
with all Natural Materials

Made only from domestic hardwood premium veneer all wood ply from FSC certified suppliers. free from any MDF of VOC's so no sagging or blistering like inferior overseas mass-produced particle board furniture. Modeller shelf systems are finished with a blend of polymerized linseed oil & beeswax providing excellent, food-safe protection against water and liquids as well as long-lasting durability in a lower-gloss, antique sheen.

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Materials

Wood

We use domestic hardwood from FSC certified suppliers. We don't use any MDF or particleboard, so our components are lighter, stronger and more long-lasting than other shelf systems.

Black Walnut

White Oak

Hinges & Drawers

All the hardware we use is from the best European manufacturers, to ensure life-long functionality for generations. Blum soft close and touch to open are used for drawer slides and hinges, Italiana hinges and stays for our cabinets.

Finish

Modeller shelf systems are finished with a blend of polymerized linseed oil & beeswax providing excellent protection against water and liquids as well as long-lasting durability in a lower-gloss, antique sheen. Spills or moisture should be wiped off if left standing water could cause a stain to appear. If so use #0000-grade steel wool to buff out as much of the affected area as possible. Then, use a lint-free cloth to apply a small amount of the Original Wood Finish to the damaged area. modeller wood coasters are proved to protect the surface for glassware.

FAQ

Can the rails be mounted without aligning with a wall stud or in a wall with metal studs?

Yes. Installing support rails over wall studs makes for an easier and stronger installation but it is not essential. Slats can be installed anywhere when using the proper anchors. Select correct anchors for any holes that don’t hit a stud. for Gypsum drywall or steel studs we recommend SNAPTOGGLE Heavy Duty Toggle Bolt and we can prove matching machine screws that match our stainless wood screws that come with all our rails.

What type of wood finish is used, is the finish waterproof?

Modeller shelf systems are finished with a blend of polymerized linseed oil & beeswax providing excellent protection against water and liquids as well as long-lasting durability in a lower-gloss, antique sheen

What is required to maintain or repair any damage to the finish?

Spills or moisture should be wiped off, if left standing water could cause a stain to appear or if the surface becomes dull or worn use #0000 grade steel wool to buff out any damage scratches or stains. Then, use a lint-free cloth to apply a small amount of the Original Wood Finish to the damaged area. modeller wood coasters are proved to protect surface for glass ware.

Do you use staines or have other wood finish options?

We can do custom finishes with natural pigments in our beeswax and linseed oil finish to achieve many different wood finished. just ask for a quote or send a sample to match.

Why is your packaging so ugly?

Yes our packaging is very ugly because beautiful furniture our priority not packaging. We reuse all the cardboard we get from our suppliers, in fact, we try never to buy new packaging materials when we can get everything we need from the recycling bin.

Where do you Ship?

Most of our customers are in the USA and Canada but we can ship anywhere UPS goes. Shipping cost vary based on the size and weight of your order.

Is that your Dog?

Yes, her name is Dexi and she is with me most of the time.

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Our Story

Growing up a child of European immigrants, I was surrounded by Scandinavian designed teak furniture.

Like many of my generation, I collected mid-century modern furniture but it was hard to find and afford so I started making my own.

In 1992, while working in a North Vancouver wood shop, I made my first set of shelves. The shelves were moved and reconfigured for each place I lived. There was always Interest expressed in making more but having no access to a woodshop making more was not an option.

When finally I accumulated enough tools of my own and a place to use them for fine cabinet making, I made an Edo inspired dining table which became one of my most requested pieces.

Using the leftover wood from that table I decided to make some shelves and desks for my two young boys. The shelves had to grow with them, be strong enough to withstand them and be efficient enough to fit in their small room. From this evolved the shelving systems that became modeller.