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Vintage Palaset Palanox Modular Storage Box Set of 8, Trenton Oy, Finland, 1972

US$5,900per set


Vintage Palaset modular storage box set of 8 Scandinavian Modern, Finland, 1972-1973 Palaset Palanox – multicolored stackable boxes that allow you to build your own shelf, only produced for a few years in the early 1970s. During his expansive career, Ristomatti Ratia (1941-) has designed almost everything, from clothing to jewellery and pots to coffins. One of his iconic works of modern design is the modular shelving unit from the Palaset collection made of polystyrene. The original colors of the shelves were white, brown, red, green and yellow. Ristomatti Ratia’s idea was to create a custom storage system for homes of different sizes. The cubes could be purchased individually and with a variety of accessories. They were produced by Treston Oy in Turku, Finland for a short period of time in the early 1970s (circa 1972-1973). The oil crisis of the 1970s put an end to the production of these gorgeous pieces. This set includes 8 boxes with a variety of accessories, as seen in the main image. These boxes can be arranged to your liking. More Palanox Sets, including a massive 41 box set, available in separate listings in my store. Each box measures 13” x 13” x 13”.


  • Creator
    Ristomatti Ratia (Designer),Palaset (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Overall very good vintage condition. Minor age appropriate wear possible.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4190321560942

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