by Rakks | April 9th, 2014
Functional and stylish display shelving systems deliver huge impacts not only in retail environments but also in the home. In this blog we detail three spaces with extreme attention to display strategy. Our first featured space is from one of Portland, Oregon’s hottest retail shops, CANOE. The second featured installation is a thoughtful home office space from the Boston area. Finally, we feature an eclectic pantry from Seattle with plenty of display storage space by Richard Landon Design.
Highlighting a Modern Approach to Portland’s Retail Experience
Located in the vibrant West End of Portland, Oregon, CANOE sets the standard for timeless yet functional objets d’art. Similarly to their mission of transcending short-term trends, CANOE utilizes Rakks Brackets and Standards, providing timeless styling and maximum merchandise visibility. CANOE designed displays using Rakks Brackets with “C” Style Standards. Unlike many retail shops, they don’t set up elaborate vignettes or crowd the products – they favor a very clean, uncluttered approach that lets the products speak for themselves. Be sure to visit CANOE whenever you’re in “Bridgetown”, or visit their online shop.
“Rakks Shelving Systems are well suited to our approach, as they are very understated and don’t take the focus away from the products. Additionally, their quiet aesthetic blends in well with our interior design. Their versatility, especially the ability to use different shelves is a plus – we can use glass shelves for fine glass items or use wood shelves for heavier, more substantial pieces.” – Craig Olson, Co-owner, CANOE
Custom Living Room Shelving System Provides Nominal Value
This Boston area home owned by Camilla, founder of Eastcoast Scandinavian – a DIY blog featuring spaces from all over the country, includes a living room wall with over 40 feet of sturdy shelving space in a compact area. Utilizing Rakks Brackets and Standards with oak planks from a local supplier (Anderson Mcquaid), Camilla created a custom display shelving system.
“The planks are 12″ wide and 5 quarters thick. They are 11 ft long…bought at a well-stocked lumberyard in Cambridge, MA.” – Eastcoast Scandinavian
Camilla also designed a home office for her husband using a Rakks Shelving System. In this case, Camilla and her father used oak planks from Home Depot as shelving spans and IKEA butcher blocks as the desk surface for her husband’s home office. The butcher blocks are supported by Rakks T-Style Brackets, used to support work-surfaces from 20″-24” deep – they are reinforced for added strength and are rated at 120 lbs per bracket.
Seattle Pantry Focuses on Maximization of Storage Space
Richard Landon Design designed a “working pantry” to accommodate the varying amount family and guests for a clients home. The exquisite woodwork, highlighted by the arched drawer pullouts, suggest storage is incredibly important in the pantry. White wall mounted standards are installed on full-tiled walls, providing plenty of hearty storage space for large kitchenware. Rakks Standards hold matching white Rakks Brackets to support the four tiers of shelving spans.
“Combined with open Rakks Shelving and full-tiled walls, this pantry really works hard!” – Richard Landon Design