We first spotted designer Mark van der Gronden's Krattenkast ("crate cabinet") storage units at last year's Milan show, and now we're pleased to see they come, like the crates they contain, in all shapes and sizes.
Dutch contract furniture manufacturer Lensvelt produces the steel frames in a variety of shapes, each filled with repurposed plastic industrial conatiners that serves as the drawers.
The Krattenkast hits multiple sweet spots for us: It's sturdy, simple, checks the "re-purposed materials" box, and the random variety of crates they come with, depending on what the recycler had on hand that day, provides for purty splashes of color.
"Due to the indiscriminate stacking of the crates, a cabinet with three or four crates can have the same height as a pile of five," writes Lensvelt. "The colour and design of every Krattenkast is unique, because the collection of the crates varies continuously and there also seems to be an endless number of different models of crates."