Rakks Shelving: A Perfect Fit in Queen Village Row Home

Queen Village Row Home with Rakks
Rakks Wall Mounted Standards with Rakks Brackets– Click above photo to share. Photo credit: Halkin Mason Photography

Houzz.com is an extraordinary resource for designers and architects. As we were perusing the site, we came across two stunning Rakks installations in a Queen Village Row Home outside of Philadelphia. The home, remodeled by Rasmussen/Su Architects has a lively, modern feel making it a perfect fit for Rakks shelving.

The owners of this row home chose Ramussen/Su Architects to create a warm and open interior that complemented their collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture and the structure’s existing 19th-century detailing.  The architects employed a combination of custom cabinetry and Rakks to maximize storage and increase floorspace throughout the home, which was paramount given its extreme narrowness of 14 feet.

Queen Village Row Home with Rakks
Rakks Wall Mounted Standards with Rakks Brackets in office loft – Click above photo to share. Photo credit: Halkin Mason Photography

Kevin Rasmussen, of Rasmussen/Su says, “Rakks shelving provides a great contrast against the original details. Its minimalist look complements the new millwork. As modern as Rakks is, it is very adaptable.”

Rakks Wall Mounted Standards  and Rakks Shelf Support Brackets are made of extruded aluminum and have an attractive anodized finish. The substantial book collection shows that the form is not without function – Rakks handles the weight with style. Rakks Wall Mounted Standards were custom cut to maximize the open desk space and provide an overall feeling of openness while defining the office loft.

Photos courtesy of Halkin Mason Photography

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January 30th, 2014 | No Comments

Rakks Shelving Systems Seen in Metropolis Magazine

Jonathan Rose Rakks Shelving
Portrait by Brian W. Ferry for Metropolis Magazine – Click above photo to share

Every month we wait for our copy of Metropolis to arrive and this month was particularly fun as we opened up to a story on game-changer Jonathan F.P. Rose, an iconic developer in NYC, and on his office wall was a Rakks shelving system. According to Metropolis, Mr. Rose “combines a keen feel for the housing market with a genuine commitment to social justice, good urbanism and green building.”

The system in the photo is a Rakks wall mounted system with Rakks Brackets featuring smaller sized Rakks Brackets as bookends. Apparently Mr. Rose liked this system as much as we do. If you’d like to view this system in an installation video, you can do so here.

Rakks frequently advertises in Metropolis and we have two ads in the January issue. So when you pick up this issue or next month’s, hunt for Rakks! We are proud to have our shelving systems featured in the magazine and are proud to be associated with Mr. Rose.

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January 21st, 2014 | No Comments

Architect Spotlight: Sachs Lindores

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.

Rhode Island Shingle Style House
Portsmouth, RI Shingle Style Home by Sachs Lindores – Click image above to share

Miami Beach Apartment by Sachs Lindores
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 office shelving
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.

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January 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Rakks Architectural Shelving Stars



Rakks Counter Support Bracket
The Handsome Heavyweight

Rakks Counter Bracket
Rakks Counter Bracket – Click image above to share

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

rakks floating shelf
Rakks Floating Shelf – Click image above to share

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.


Rakks Bracket
The Fan Favorite

rakks bracket
Rakks Bracket – Click image above to share

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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January 10th, 2014 | No Comments

Rakks Wishes You A Happy and Healthy New Year

Happy New Year from Rakks Shelving


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.

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December 31st, 2013 | No Comments

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