When the craft is mastered, there’s no limit to the direction. That’s why architect Kevin Lindores of the Brooklyn-based Sachs Lindores takes his cue from the client. Whatever the project – from designing the interior of a Miami Beach apartment to building a Rhode Island shingle-style house from the ground up – Sachs Lindores delivers. And with so many different projects, each with a unique ambiance, Kevin knows he can count on Rakks shelving’s minimalist design, easily customizable components, and variety of custom colors and finishes to easily adapt to any project.
Portsmouth, RI Shingle Style Home by Sachs Lindores – Click image above to share
Miami Beach Apartment by Sachs Lindores – Click image above to share
Kevin Lindores first met business partner Daniel Sachs in California, while working for Frank Gehry. Daniel had attended school for art and interior design while Kevin studied architecture. Realizing their compatibility and wide range of expertise, they partnered in 2000 as DS Design, then moved to Brooklyn in 2004 and founded Sachs Lindores. The firm, which has been featured in many national and international publications, specializes in interior design, decoration, new construction and renovation.
Sachs Lindores has used Rakks shelving in several residential projects. In a D.C. residential project, Rakks shelving supports a home office. Rakks is also featured in a recently completed NYC residential library, housing book collections.
Rakks Wall Mounted Standards and Shelf Support Brackets with black anodized finishes – Click image above to share
Kevin shares, “Rakks has an institutional, straightforward look and feel. It is extremely durable and reasonably priced when it comes to architectural shelving. I can customize them in any way I need and choose colors accordingly, and it can all happen quite quickly. It is definitely the nicest architectural shelving out there regardless of the price.”
The duo is currently working on houses in the Hamptons, an artist studio in Connecticut and a pool house in New Jersey. Whatever the project entails, they count on Rakks shelving to support the look and feel of the space.
Tags: Architectural Shelving, Rakks Shelves, Wall Mounted Standards
Rakks Counter Support Bracket
The Handsome Heavyweight
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The Counter Support Bracket sets the stage – literally. With the ability to support up to 450 lbs per bracket, this handsome bracket carries the show, but in a discrete, understated way. He is the guy behind the scenes, doing all the heavy lifting. And without him, the show wouldn’t go on. The Counter Support Bracket makes it happen and looks darn good doing it!
Rakks Floating Shelf
The Star of the Show
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When the lights dim and the spotlight shines, the Floating Shelf is the undeniable starlet, capturing the audience’s hearts with clean, elegant crooning. The Floating Shelf matches an enviable image with supreme functionality: the perfect blend of design and beauty. She can hold up to 25lbs per linear foot – and even her shadow has grace. She maintains a low profile and knows how to fit in but also stand out.
The Fan Favorite
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The Rakks Bracket is the legendary sensation that everyone knows and loves. A Rakks signature, the Rakks Bracket has it all- a clean, contemporary feel and infinite adjustability – with the ability to support shelves up to 24 inches deep. The ultimate example of architectural shelving. He has withstood the test of time and continues to maintain an understated yet dynamic presence everywhere.
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As 2013 comes to a close, everyone at Rakks would like to take a moment to thank our customers, business partners and friends for making it another tremendously successful year. This year we collaborated with many talented architects, designers, and end-users on a wide variety of impressive shelving projects. We unveiled a new interactive website this fall and are grateful for the praise we have received from the architect/design community both on Facebook and Twitter.
We appreciate and thank you for your continued support and are eager to move forward with you in 2014.
Tags: architectural shelving systems, Shelving Systems, walls shelving
Rakks shelving has retail applications beyond just displaying merchandise. Rakks creates spaces. At the SUITE New York showroom in Manhattan, Rakks shelving systems delineate the space into sections, creating “rooms” on the selling floor and providing 360-degree views of the mid-century modern and contemporary furniture. With a clean, minimalist aesthetic, Rakks complements and supports the meticulously curated furniture selection.
Fashion and design enthusiasts Kris Fuchs and Maria Sepulveda share a passion for mid-century modern and contemporary furniture. With Fuchs’ public relations background and Sepulveda’s fashion design merchandizing experience, the two teamed up and opened the SUITE New York showroom in 2006 to cater to the growing interest and demand for iconic modern design. Almost eight years later, the Suite New York showroom has become a landmark in New York’s design community and features a collection of iconic European designs alongside contemporary pieces from up and coming international designers.
Securing an 8000 square foot showroom in the NoMAD district, the team needed a way to display the collection as it grew. An architect friend introduced them to Rakks shelving. Capitalizing on Rakks infinite adjustability, the team used the shelving systems to make vertical displays and create an environment with transparency. Rakks shelving supports the furniture while having the effect of creating different rooms through which architects, interior designers and residential clients peruse the collections.
Rakks has supported the SUITE New York collection for nearly eight years. Founder Kris Fuchs says, “Rakks has a very contemporary, futuristic aesthetic. It enhances the design of the products being displayed. It goes with all the furnishings in our showroom and has served us well since we opened.”
SUITE New York also offers a range of products suitable for contract or residential projects of any size. Their corporate branding and restructuring projects span corporate, hospitality, real estate, educational and cultural fields with clients including Nike, Bank of America, Microsoft, the New York Public Library, Harvard University and many more.
Explore SUITE New York’s collections at SUITENY.COM and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SUITENewYork and Twitter at https://twitter.com/SUITEny
Tags: Retail Display, Retail Shelving, Shelving Systems
At Rakks, we appreciate innovative design, especially when it strives to fuse natural and urban environments. One Central Park in Sydney, Australia is continually raising the bar with their impressive art installations and this newest one really caught our eye.
One Central Park is a combination of residential towers and independent fashion and food retailers. Deemed the place where city meets nature, the complex offers a new take on green living with 6,400 square meters of parks and lush gardens that climb the towers to form a canopy. On Monday, the newest addition to this complex was unveiled: a dramatic cantilevered heliostat called Miroir de Mer, or Sea Mirror, which is comprised of 320 individual mirror plates that work in concert to offer a stunning light display. The installation is a permanent addition to Central Park’s $8 million public art collection.
Kersale regards his light projects as a form of urban renewal. His installations reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding area, using the night sky as his canvas while not overpowering it. He describes the narrative of his work: “Sydney’s harbour is mythical for the sailing universe and being a sailor myself, the opportunity to capture the sea in this way and reflect it indirectly on the heliostat, constitutes the grounds for this geo-poetical signal. ”
“A rotating series of images of reflections of the sun on the water will be take shape via lights on the heliostat. The variations will be in relation to the shades and colour tones of Sydney’s harbour. It will not be a live projection but a capture of sea substance and light sparkles on site, which will then be worked on. They can relate to seasons or can be a game of opposites; ie. the light emanating from a summer sun in the middle of winter. ”
“It is important to understand that the installation is an allegory, a symbol of the sea in the city.”
Kersale has produced hundreds of projects internationally including the lighting of the Sony Centre in Berlin, the airports of Bangkok and the red pulsations for the skylight of the Lyons Opera House.
To read more about this dazzling installation, visit Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/09/sea-mirror-opens-at-one-central-park-in-sydney-australia/
Tags: Rakks shelving, Style Spy, Sydney