These indoor shelves are made by a German company called MIKILI and are designed for the urban cyclist.
MIKILI’s bike shelves are great for any bike owner but the product is particularly useful for small apartment owners or city dwellers, where interior space is hard to come by. These shelves can save a ton of space while storing your bike in an attractive manner.
This isn’t just one product though, the seller’s website has a number of different styles. Some of the variations include a fold-out shelf, a shelf with drawers, etc. There are also dark and light color options to fit any interior.
Check out these photos for a few examples of the different variations:
This variation offers a pull-out drawer for a bit of storage (keys, wallet, books, etc.)
One of the most complex and interesting designs. This could be the right choice if you need more storage space for a helmet, a backpack or other gear.
Picking which style is best for you will depend on the size of your home/apartment, how much storage space you need, and how noticeable you want the shelf to be.
The shelf pictured at the top of this article is probably the least intrusive and least noticeable. When you’re not using it for bike storage, you can fold up against the wall.
Other options are bulkier and more eye-catching (this could be good or bad depending on how you’re trying to design your home). If you need more storage, one of the bigger options might be a better choice.
No matter which you choose, you’re getting a great hand-made product with a huge emphasis on quality. These bike shelves are carefully made in Berlin with a lot of thought/effort going into not only the creation but the design too.
We’ve talked a lot about putting this product into your home or apartment thus far, but it’d be great to have in the workplace too. Install one in your office and you no longer need to leave your bike outside or lean it against a wall during the day.
Finally, it makes a great gift idea as well. If you know somebody that recently got into cycling, or recently moved into a new home, they might appreciate something like this.
There are currently no retailers selling these shelves in the US, but orders can be made through MIKILI’s website. If you live throughout Europe, you might be able to visit a retailer before ordering the product. MIKILI’s website has a list of retailers. Click the ‘Get it now’ button below to check out their homepage.