Open Shelving or Cupboard Storage? The Utility Shelf Is Both
If you love the aesthetics of open shelving but need the flexibility and functionality of a cupboard, the Utility Shelf designed by Rachael Heritage (founder of Thackeray West Studio) for WOUD might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Available in natural oak or dusty green painted oak, this minimal piece of furniture offers the creative freedom to curate and display the items you love in the way that open shelving does, while the upstands on three sides of each shelf help to contain the objects like a cupboard does. Unlike open shelving permanently attached to walls, the Utility Shelf allows for flexibility, so you can move the piece should the need arise in the future.
“The shelves allow us to appreciate all the things we love and need to have around us every day, creating decoration and helping us consider a minimal way of living,” says Heritage. The Utility Shelf has an honest design expression and is characterized by its soft curves and arches and exposed wooden construction. Whether placed in residential or commercial settings, it was designed to display objects both of beauty and necessity, whether that be tableware in the kitchen or products in a shop.