While this shelving dates back to the 70s, when Pierre Paulin was commissioned by President Pompidou to design furniture for the Elysée Palace’s private apartments, it wasn’t officially launched to the public until 2009 by Magis. The Elysée shelving system has been available in natural or stained black maple plywood, but now they’re being released in American walnut and lacquered oak plywood in red or black, which feels like a good time to share the unique design.
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When asked by President Pompidou to renovate the Palace’s interiors, Paulin designed an entire furniture collection. Not only did it give the space and French design a refresh, it also provided the starting point for the Elysée shelving system that was developed with Magis 30 years later.
The Elysée’s design is based on modules that stack and join together. The cube-like shapes can be combined in nearly endless ways to create refined, elegant silhouettes. And the shelving system is as functional as it is good looking – organize and store books, magazines, and decorative objects to add extra personality to your space.
To learn more about the Elysée shelving system, visit magisdesign.com.