July’s edition of Country Homes and Interiors featured our wooden bathroom accessories suggesting that “the seasons’ look” is keeping it “cool and calm with wooden and lightweight bathroom accessories” from STORE.
Archive for July, 2010
STORE commercial customer Volt Air Marine Engineering kindly emailed some images of the first van in their new fleet to use our elfa shelving for van racking and storage. We were so impressed with the neat 30cm deep van racking configuration inside the test van installation that we thought we’d share the details of this neat storage solution here on the blog.
Whilst we know lots about storage products here at STORE we’d never really thought about using elfa as a van racking system before, however our friends at Volt Air Marine Engineering were so complementary after testing our elfa shelving system and plastic storage boxes as a van racking solution that we thought some readers may like to see the results:
Installed in the pride of Volt Air’s fleet (a 2-week old Vauxhall Vivaro long wheel base van), our elfa van racking and storage system cost £950 (incl VAT) in total to rack-out the entire vehicle. This included all basket shelving, storage boxes, sparring baskets, and part bins AND (we’re told) was a third of the price of the last van racking system Volt Air installed.
Volt Air MD Adam White explained that:
“The total weight of the metal elfa van racking system is around 85kg which is a fraction of the weight of other metal and wood van shelving systems we’ve used in the past. The last thing we wanted was a van racking system that then limited the weight of tools and parts we could carry on-board and elfa has proved spot on…there’s even room to carry a fully laden Euro pallet on the deck without snagging the shelving and parts bins.”
Our elfa basket shelves and elfa sparing baskets have also proved ideal at minimising movement of tools and stock in the test van on motorway journeys making life more pleasant on long drives and tool and parts storage more organised and easy to hand for the marine engineers once on site.
Thanks to Volt Air Marine Engineering for sharing their van racking images and thoughts on our elfa system with STORE. Volt Air are suppliers of electro-mechanical engineering solutions to the fishing and shipping industry providing everything from general ship management to superintendant work.
This months edition of Traditional Homes & Interiors magazine features seven STORE products in an article titled “Storage Solutions – Best Buys & Advice for Every Room”.
Thanks Sunday Times for featuring a huge photograph our Giant Lego storage brick storage boxes (that’s a mouthful!) in your 5th September newspaper.
We think we’re getting well and truly addicted to these lego storage boxes as the colour variations we’re producing seems to increase every week as someone here at STORE HQ has a bright idea for another shade of pink or blue!
Watch out UK, our famous shoe storage cabinets from the Gulf of Finland are on their way back into stock. After discontinuing these tidy shoe store solutions last year we’ve had so many requests that through the sheer power of happy customers they’re coming back to a STORE near you.
As I write this blog our stylish shoe cabinets are literally sailing their way across the Gulf of Finland to arrive at STORE HQ in around a week’s time.
As ever, our brief to Leon (our friend the shoe cabinet designer) was to ignore the cheap tacky flat pack shoe storage cabinets that flood the UK market and instead concentrate on a range of items that were both stylish, well made but still affordable.
Leon has done us proud with some new shoe cabinets and storage benches that we really think you’ll like. They’re both slimline, look great and are fairly priced. Better still they’ll stand the test of time unlike some UK shoe storage cabinets we’ve tested!
Our summer storage solution sale started only a week ago and we’ve already sold 75% of our allocated stock of these funky coat hooks so do hurry because at 50p they’re not going to be hanging around for long!
Did you see STORE’s stacking shoe storage boxes featured in Augusts edition of Good Homes Magazine with the label “Good Homes LOVES” ? A real winner with our Cheshire ladies, our stacking transparent shoe storage boxes are exclusive to STORE and shipped directly from our maker in Los Angeles, California. STORE’s products were featured alongside several other storage solution ideas in a really interesting read about bedroom storage
The July edition of Live in Style magazine interviewed our storage obsessed MD Simon Glanville for their July issue. The resulting article entitled Get Lost in Space is a really good read and features lots of STORE’s storage and space saving furniture (as shown above) alongside some other neat storage solutions.
Thanks for featuring STORE in your July magazine LivingEtc. There’s a really neat article inside called 20 Tricks to Max your space which is definitely worth a look especially as it contains some pearls of wisdom on making the most of your space by gods like Sir Terence Conran who wisely suggests in the article:
“Be ruthless with your possessions – you cannot afford to waste any space on redundant clutter.
Take everything out of your home and only put back in the things you need or love. You will feel surprised at how much space you save and how good you feel”
Woman magazine readers this week voted STORE number 6th in a list of their favourite 10 websites. We came 6th following just trailing big names like Dunelm Mill, not bad for ‘ickle old STORE of Chester…we’re very proud, thank you!
As shown, our placing was illustrated with an image of our famous clear shoe storage boxes which we bring to STORE all the way from L.A.