This CSS shelving unit is an excellent example. The beautiful design is comprised of four tension-mounted uprights which support nine teak shelves, a angled magazine shelf, a desktop with two pencil drawers, and a storage drawer with dovetailed joinery. Perfect for books, media, or accessories, the shelves can be arranged and adjusted to best suit your needs. George Nelson's wildly innovative designs for modular storage such as the Omni and the CSS grew out of his "Storage Wall" designed for Herman Miller in the late 1940s. With the storage wall he tried to integrate furniture design into the architecture of the many new homes being built in the post-war years. He viewed the empty space between walls as wasteful and tried to create a system of case goods which could be built into a home in lieu of an ordinary wall partition. Years later, in recognition that many people moved too frequently for built-in furniture to be practical, he created a system which could be assembled, disassembled, or reconfigured as needs dictate.

George Nelson CSS Shelving Unit by Herman Miller