Shelf System


Vertebrae is a versatile and modular shelving system, based on simple yet intelligent components. The design consists of two perfectly fitting elements, the wooden boards and the metal structure, and are available in several variations, both in size as in finishing. An aesthetic simplicity reigns as the metal brackets and the wooden shelves merge together into endless possibilities of shelving units.

The design grew quickly when Frederik Delbart understood that he wanted more than just a shelving system with character. It didn't only need to have the looks. It had to be possible to use both as a single piece and as a combination. The design of a systematic supporting construction gave access to creating a wide variety of different shelves : from a small disk to a large board, with differences in space between the shelves and multiple colour combinations. The decision to use high-end materials are important to the designer : different types of solid wood, such as Walnut and Oak for the boards; and steel in various colours (polished chrome, red copper, black and white).