Lake + Wells Debuts Innovative Shelving System
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Striving to change the way you look at everyday shelving, Chicago-based design firm Lake and Wells debuts the Riveli shelving system. The modular system is made out of several individual shelves that fold down for displaying objects and art, or fold up as an object of art, itself. Founder Mark Kinsley conceived the concept out of a need for space while living in a compact studio in downtown Chicago. Working with a local machine shop, Mark traded his design work for shop time and materials. After receiving an overwhelming response from the initial product in 2010 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, Kinsley met with manufacturers. But ultimately, he decided to manufacture and sell the product himself, founding his present company, Lake and Wells.
But, several years later, the newly refined and patented design debuted at 2014's ICFF. Numerous product options are also available to customize the system, including a new geometric pattern series, Arcturus, designed by Kinsley’s wife Tamera Leigh Staten. The product is also now available directly to consumers on their website.