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Muuto's signature Stacked Storage from Copenhagen-based designer Julien De Smedt gets a subtle refresh with version 2.0. Effective in both geometric or more random arrangements—as either a freestanding unit or wall-mounted—the clip-joined shelving system offers nearly endless versatility and its dimensions hold commonplace items easily. Design updates include a new warmer grey tone to complement the existing palette of light grey, white and natural oak cubes available with or without a backboard as well as new accent backboard colors. As always, the ingenious steel clip system assures rock-solid stability of the modules as well as the option for easy rearrangement when the mood strikes.
”We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos” that alludes to having a new perspective, the company aspires to update Scandinavian tradition for a new generation. By giving free reign to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp, Peter says. “The road to success for modern Scandinavian design lies in a strong belief in the best designers of our time.”
Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But their passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dub “New Nordic” has brought global acclaim in just a few short years. “This gives the Muuto designs great diversity and character and further links them to the Nordic heritage—a heritage Muuto is proud of and that all the designers carry with them as part of their professional luggage”, says Kristian.