I've never been a shelf person. They're annoying to put up- is it straight? will it eventually tear out of the wall? etc. etc.- and unless there's a nook in your wall, there never seems to be a perfect spot for them. The Bouroullec Brothers' new Corniches for Vitra are the perfect substitute. They're gorgeous; perfectly undulating in shape, and so very glossy. They look set to melt in my hand. Made from ABS plastic, they're lighter than they look. Corniches comes in three different shapes/sizes and a variety of colours.