Sometimes you just need a “cheap and cheerful” storage solution. If you like the idea behind vintage Cado wall unit systems, but want something more accessible and in a flower power bright white, the Ikea STOLMEN wall unit series seems like a pretty nifty design. In particular, we like the fact that this modular, movable storage system does not appear to need to be screwed into the back wall — maybe a great solution if you are a renter, or in a dorm room? The poles are height adjustable from 82 5/8-129 7/8″.
Ikea has a whole collection of STOLMEN parts — all of which are among a minority of Ikea products that can be ordered online and shipped to your door. These are officially considered “wardrobe” units, but I could also see this system being useful as a display unit in a living or dining room as well as creating modular, movable storage in an office environment.
It appears these units not only are adjustable a multitude of ceiling heights, but can also easily be used in corners — such as the wardrobe example above. This could be a very effective configuration to use in small rooms, where a whole wall cannot be sacrificed to a wall unit. The STOLMEN series can also be wall mounted — which comes in handy for rooms with sloped ceilings.
When designing a room with the STOLMEN collection, putting the stark white wall unit on a brightly colored wall could quickly make a high contrast, eye-catching modern display. In contrast — placing these on a white or light colored wall would create a more low key, minimalist modern display area. The versatility of the STOLMEN collection — along with the affordable price point and wide availability — make the collection a great option for those mid century modern enthusiasts who need attractive and appropriate storage on a budget.