The Riveting Riveli Shelving by Mark Kinsley of Lake and Wells

Since seeing the work of designer Mark Kinsley and his co-founded furniture company Lake and Wells at ICFF, I've been a super fan. He had come out with Riveli Shelving, a unit that transforms itself from artistic wall panel into a shelving unit that is as modular as it is '21st century'.

Riveli Shelving. Designed by Mark Kinsley for Lake and Wells.

The Modular, Aluminum Riveli Shelving by Mark Kinsley is Functional Artwork at its Best

Anxiously awaiting their blog updates - how very current of them - I find myself almost as thrilled as they were to see their latest post documenting the arrival of two Riveli Shelving Units.

"I'm a native Chicagoan with a lifelong passion for all things Design," Kinsley confesses on his website. "As the son of an engineer and a tool-and-die maker, I've spent my whole life around America's Midwestern industrial roots. Manufacturing, engineering, and problem-solving, run deep in my blood, and combined with the creative influence of my mother, I try to achieve a congruity of art and science in everything I create."

The Riveting Riveli Shelving by Mark Kinsley of Lake and Wells
The Riveting Riveli Shelving by Mark Kinsley of Lake and Wells
The Riveting Riveli Shelving by Mark Kinsley of Lake and Wells

The Riveli Shelving Units are no exception to the Kinsley's burgeoning potential as an innovative designer. They come as easy to assemble, modular shelves made of recyclable aluminum. Based on the design or artwork you've chosen for the paneled side, the shelf will be either an "art shelf" - made for adhesive or magnetic artwork - or a "design shelf" - with a gap designed to fit 0.2" of thicker artwork, acrylic, fabric, or another material design. Finished in a clear anodized satin texture, the Riveli comes in the form of a base kit that is wall-mounted, and any number of pivoting shelves you desire to match.

Just as they state in a very matter-of-fact way on their website, "being a modular system means you can create any layout that works best for your wall space... every installation of Riveli can be unique."

Posted November 19, 2010 by Sonja Hall

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