Put Your Walls to Work with Mid-Century Modern Wall Units
Whether you’re looking to add more function to a home office or you’re on the hunt for a storage piece that can double as a media center in a den, there’s no piece better suited for the job than a Mid-Century Modern wall unit. Consisting of modular cabinets designed to be affixed directly to a wall, MCM wall units were an essential element of the Danish Modern design trend. As these units gained popularity, American manufacturers began to design their own versions, adapting the Danish Modern aesthetic to stateside tastes and integrating additional decorative details. In a sprawling basement or rec room, try a Mid-Century wall shelving unit like Paul Cadovius’s “System Cado.” Consisting of a series of cabinets with hinged doors, sliding doors, and drop-front doors that can be arranged in any fashion you please, the “System Cado” doesn’t just offer organization, it offers statement-making design. Those in search of an MCM wall unit with more sculptural appeal might consider a design by Danish designer Kurt Østervig. Many of Østervig’s Mid-Century wall cabinets feature atomic sawhorse legs as well as a mix of open and closed shelving. For those who favor a more glamorous moment, look to designs like those of American maker John Stuart. The quintessential Mid-Century brand designed wall units in eye-catching materials like burl wood and chrome, effectively re-writing the Danish Modern Mid-Century modular shelving script.