We think so.
We are a family run British business that for the past 30 years has specialised in the design and manufacture of furniture products. Everything we sell we make…in our factories in deepest darkest North Yorkshire…and our products are used throughout the UK by some of the biggest names in business, plus countless universities and schools – in fact if you work at a desk then it is highly likely you are already using one of our products, we are the people who make the bit between the floor and the desk top!!
However, it is unlikely you will have ever heard of us because our parent company, Rack Systems Ltd, has only ever operated as an OEM to the office furniture industry… plus, why would you want to buy a bucket load of desk legs!?
But why should they get all the good stuff?
Shelved on the other hand is our way of bringing the high quality, well designed furniture that we are known for, direct to you. Guaranteeing you get the best quality for the best possible price and hopefully allowing you to buy with confidence knowing that your product is coming to you directly from an established and reputable UK manufacturer. We'll even deliver to your doorstep for free!
As a British manufacturer we take great pride in our work. We invest heavily into our business, ensuring all of our processes are as good as they can be. All of this means that you, the customer, get the best quality product at the best price.
No middlemen, just quality design at a great price.
London, Paris, Milan... Kirkbymoorside
From our home to yours
A sleepy North Yorkshire town, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a modern furniture manufacturing business. But Kirkbymoorside, 40 minutes north of York, has been home to Rack Systems, shelved's parent company, for over thirty years. And whilst our distance from major road networks may not be ideal, our surroundings certainly are! And the view of the sunsets from the office windows will knock your socks off!
How the system works
shelved and the environment
Being surrounded by beautiful green fields and lots of wildlife gives us a real connection to our surroundings. Wherever possible we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and the effect our business has on the world. Over 95% of our packaging is made from recyclable material, limiting the use of plastics where we can.
The framework of our system is made from steel. We use steel as it is incredibly strong, allowing us to create a solid, rigid structure with as little material as possible. Steel is also infinitely recyclable, with a recycling rate of around 60% globally. 100% recycled steel production produces only 15% of the greenhouse gas emissions of virgin steel production, creating a significantly reduced impact on the environment. Shelved currently uses 55% recycled content steel in its manufacturing, though we are working to improve on this as much as possible year on year.
We have designed our system so that it encourages people to buy well and buy once. This approach to design; ensuring a product is strong, robust, easy to build, and re-build, without any loss of functionality or strength, reduces waste and offsets a products carbon footprint across its, much longer, lifetime. The modular, re-configurable nature of our system also allows the product to be re-used and re-purposed, so it can change and grow with you. Whether you're moving house, starting a family or simply moving it to another room!
Our system is a high quality product, made with great attention to detail and high quality materials. We believe in the approach of buying well and buying once, ensuring you the best value over a products lifetime.
All of our steel is sourced within the UK and is made from 55% recycled content, and is itself 100% recyclable. Leaving little to no waste. Where possible our packaging is made with recycled or recyclable materials.
We understand that your needs change over time, whether that's due to a new house, a new addition to the family, or simply a burgeoning vinyl collection - and we believe your furniture should be able to respond to these changes. That's why our product was designed as a complete modular system, that can be altered and added to over time.