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9 Space-Saving Stackable Designs

Crunched for space? A tiny house needn't skimp on good design. Here are nine stackable pieces that stow away neatly when not in use. Find more modern small-space products here.

colorful, lightweight stackable stools

Spin Stackable Stools


These lightweight stools stack up in a rainbow spiral for easy storage. Two newer iterations—an upholstered version and a barstool—were introduced at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.

menu stackable oven dishes

Stackable Oven Dishes by Menu

Thanks to heat-resistant silicone legs, these sleek ceramic dishes from Menu make the oven-to-table transition with ease.

modular wooden  wine rack

Hexa Stacking Wine Rack


The modular storage unit is made of walnut veneer and, like a beehive, can pack a multitude of storage nooks into a small space.

DSS Stacking Side Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

DSS Stacking Side Chair


The supportive back comes up high and tapers toward the top, providing clearance for your elbows—useful if you’re at a computer or pulled up close to a worktable. It’s stackable and ”gangable”—–you can clip several together to create rows.

It’s so popular it’s become ubiquitous—see practically every issue of Dwell.
The recyclable polypropylene plastic may be “eco-friendly,” but it lacks the tactile appeal of the original fiberglass seat, which patinas beautifully. Scour your vintage shops…

modern shelving system.

Stacked Shelf System


All books are not created equal. Hardbounds often run larger than paperbacks, which themselves range from handheld to oversized. Factor in your magazine collection and any number of knickknacks that need a home, and it’s remarkable that shelves so often come in the standard stacked rows of one-height-fits-all rectangles. Store your things on this customizable system and your collections will surely find their proper place.

colorful Easy Chair by Jerszy Seymour for Magis

Easy Chair


Light and comfortable, Easy's curves look great even when the chairs are stacked in a colorful tower.

littala trio camilla kropp glassware

Trio Glassware Set


Handmade and free blown at Iittala's legendary Finnish glass factory, this modern three-piece serving set stacks up well against the classics.

Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder


This salt and pepper grinder, designed by Norway Says for Muuto, is available in white, black, and natural beech wood, but our favorite is this playful multi-colored version. The stacked components reflect their use; the widest piece indicates where you grip the grinding mechanism; the tall section shows where the pepper and salt is stored.

Guest Bed by Hertel Klarhoefer Industrial Design

Guest Bed


With no hardware or gizmos, this stacking bed—available in beech, maple, American cherry, walnut, and white glazed oak—is as fetching configured as a twin or as a double.