Z Step, the latest project by Amsterdam-based designer Michael Schoner, is an ingenious retail display system based on measures of 33cm (about 13 inches). Each powder coated sheet metal unit is comprised of different 'steps,' each measuring 33 cm. The units can be combined in a surprisingly large variety of ways, and because they're magnetic they can be customized with hooks, knobs, pins, brackets (or anything stuck to a magnet) to hold and display books, clothing, food or literally any object. I love that it's a minimal, unobtrusive design that allows the user to personalize it to fit their space and suit their taste.
Schoner just completed the manufacturing in March and so far I've only seen the unit in white, but hopefully he'll come out with colored versions soon. Z step is currently on exhibition at Depot Basel until this Wednesday, July 11, 2012.