Rakks Shelving Systems: Supporting the Modern Anthology Story

by Rakks | November 25th, 2013

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Rakks PC2 Poles with L-Brackets in the Modern Anthology retail location

Everyone has a unique story to tell. Modern Anthology, a Brooklyn-based creative studio, incorporates this belief into everything they do. Whether it’s designing, branding, promoting, or filmmaking, their inspiring work stems from identifying and telling the story.  And in the Modern Anthology story, Rakks plays a supporting role.

The creative studio has used Rakks shelving systems in several of their architecture and design projects including residential installations in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. When Modern Anthology opened their own retail location in Dumbo, Brooklyn, they chose Rakks shelving systems to support their men’s lifestyle merchandise.

Modern Anthology’s architecture and interior design work spans the board, with a client list as diverse as it is impressive including several projects with Disney, DIY Network, the upscale Madura Garments in India and MTV. The Modern Anthology team approaches each project with imagination and ambition. Whatever the project calls for, designers and architects at Modern Anthology count on the versatility and aesthetic of Rakks shelving systems.

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Rakks PC2 Poles with L-Brackets in the Modern Anthology retail location

John Marsala, co-owner of Modern Anthology, had used Rakks in several other projects and relied on Rakks shelving systems to support the merchandise and aesthetic of the new store. “We incorporated a Rakks system into our own retail space as we love the flexibility that it offers from both a design perspective as well as functionality,” John says.

The Modern Anthology retail location strikes a balance between vintage and contemporary, utilizing Rakks PC2 Poles with L Brackets to support the varied store merchandise including duffel bags, globes, and even grooming accessories.

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Rakks Standards and Brackets with reclaimed wood shelving in Rainn Wilson’s Los Angeles home

Modern Anthology has featured Rakks in their clients’ stories as well. Marsala and his associates first used Rakks shelving systems in an installation in NBC’s “The Office” star Rainn Wilson’s Los Angeles home. To develop the rustic, natural aesthetic for the residence to be featured on the DIY Network’s show Man Caves, Modern Anthology used reclaimed wood floors from a Warner Brothers sound stage and a ventless fireplace. An outstanding element of the design includes a custom built library with a rolling ladder, utilizing Rakks Standards to support the reclaimed wood/walnut shelves.

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Rakks Standards and Brackets with reclaimed wood shelving in Rainn Wilson’s Los Angeles home

In another residential project, the Sutton Residence in Brooklyn, NY, Modern Anthology utilized Rakks PC2 Poles with L brackets. The classic black aluminum completes the space, bring together the thick rough sawn wooden shelving and the red brick walls of this private home.

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Rakks PC2 Poles with L Brackets and wooden shelving

 As Modern Anthology’s story continues to unfold, they know they can always count on Rakks to play a supporting role. Visit Modern Anthology’s retail location at 68 Jay St, New York, NY 11201. Also check out their eye opening blog and online store to become a part of the Modern Anthology story.

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