If you’re looking for an example of why Le Corbusier’s designs are so timeless, look no further than the Le Corbusier Casiers Standard Storage Unit.
Designed way back in 1925 and able to fit into every decade since – still looking sharp in 2008. Designed as a functional piece for both home and office, the unit offers storage and plenty of it, both exposed and closed. And it’s a style statement too – with both wood and coloured finishes available, along with a choice of metal or pedestal legs.
Not exactly cheap at £6,000, but if you’re looking for something to be around as long as you (and to earn its keep), this is certainly worth a look.