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Demco Mode Shelving The four-post steel shelving system for a contemporary ‘open’ look


Mode shelving with custom end panels, Colindale Library, North London


Mode shelving utilises the high tensile strength of steel to offer a lighter look in a system with heavyweight performance and durability.

A modern classic with traditional values The original Demco four-post system Mode shelving has been developed to meet the changing needs of libraries in service delivery and visitor expectations, to create aspirational spaces for today’s competitive environment. With its concealed supports, horizontal lines and seemingly floating shelves with slim flat fronts, Mode brings a modern aesthetic suitable for all kinds of libraries – from converted, eco friendly warehouses to modern, inner city new builds. Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK, Mode shelving offers sensible prices, easy accessibility and reassuring reliability.

Modular. Space Efficient. Contemporary. That’s Mode.


Practicality and aesthetics come together The four post design of Mode shelving doesn’t just look good. It’s practical and space-efficient, too, as double sided Mode bays can be butted together with no need for a central support, so its compact footprint allows storage density to be increased. Manufactured in the UK, from high grade steel, Mode is durable, sustainable and built to last – making it a great long-term investment for any library, institution or organisation.

Configure your space to meet your needs Mode is a complete modular system, available in a range of sophisticated standard colours with a huge range of steel and MDF accessories and components to meet individual needs. The accessories below can all be finished to match your Mode shelving or to tie in with your interior design. Mode shelving offers full BIM functionality. Download Mode BIM Level 2, Revit format files at

Browser shelf Designed for picture books and graphic novels, with an open front for increased visibility.

Perforated divided shelf A versatile unit with movable and adjustable dividers.

Flip through media browser The fixed dividers in this unit allow orderly stock management.

Multi purpose tilted shelf This is ideal for displaying DVDs and CVDs spine-on. Also suitable for popular fiction material.

Tilted magazine shelf For face-on display – alternatively a conversion bracket to convert standard flat shelves for this purpose.

Flip through media browser Adjustable dividers on this unit are designed to accept a mix of CDs and DVDs.

Lift up display and store compartments Top hinged tilted shelves allow easy access to storage behind.

Spine and face-on display This unit adds interest for attractive, attention-grabbing displays.


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The design details that make Mode stand out

Offset end panel fixings Stylish aluminium barrel fixings offset end panels for fine detailing and a contemporary look. End panels can be specified in laminates, painted colours to match shelving units, acrylic sheet or any of a variety of other materials.

Mobile Frame Ideal for multifunctional areas, double-sided units (up to 1500mm high and 2000mm long) available with lockable castors. This option is not available for single-sided shelving or for double-sided units above 1500mm in height.

Suspended or L Shaped Magnetic Book Supports Moulded from strong, flexible Nylon, the suspended book support fits all shelf depths. Alternatively, the L-shaped magnetic book support is available in finishes to match shelving.

Signage A range of acrylic and aluminium signage provides a variety of options for bay guiding. Top mounted and end-of-bay panel mounted signs and sign holders are available.

Mode standard colours All Mode steel components – shelves, brackets, uprights and feet – are supplied with a durable powder coated finish in any of the standard colours shown opposite. Special colours can also be supplied to order. Please note that printed or digital reproductions of these colours are subject to minor variations, for which we cannot be held responsible. The colours shown here are approximate. Please refer to RAL charts for accurate colour matching.

RAL 9005 Black

EP 402635M Yellow

RAL 9010 White

RAL 6018 Green

RAL 7035 Pale Grey

PF 436977 Deva Blue

RAL 9006 Silver

RAL 3020 Red

Matching end panels are available in all of these standard colours. RAL 2003 Orange

AL 1016 Lemon

RAL 4008 Lilac

RAL 5024 Ocean

RAL 7016 Anthracite


Mode shelving specifications & standard configurations Standards All Mode components meet and are approved to ISO 9001 quality Standards and hold certificates for the following relevant British Standards, B.S. 4875–7:2006, B.S. 4875–8:1998 for strength, stability and durability, (copies of which can be provided on request).

plain front edges, book support rail and insertable acrylic back stops. Shelves are designed to carry a load of up to 60 kgs, with a maximum shelf to shelf clearance of 330mm. Shelf depths: 250mm, 300mm and 350mm.

Material Specification All components are manufactured from high grade, prime quality, steel and epoxy polyester coated to give a textured, slip-resistant surface in a DuPont anti-bacterial coating, to a thickness of 35 to 60 microns. All surface treatment and powder-coating is carried out on state of the art equipment and all surface finishing is monitored to achieve the highest standards.

Crossbars Made from 2mm thick 60mm x 30mm tube section, crossbars are bolted to uprights for extra strength and rigidity.

Brackets Brackets are 2mm thick and are indiscernible when fitted, giving the impression of a floating shelf.

Uprights These are manufactured from 2mm thick roll formed, seamless welded 40mm x 20mm tube section, slotted on inward facing surfaces only giving adjustability at 25mm pitch.

Shelves Shelves are made from 0.9mm thick steel with 20mm high Single-sided starter units – 792mm, 942mm and 1042mm widths

Single-sided add on units – 772mm, 922mm and 1022mm widths

Double-sided starter units – 792mm, 942mm and 1042mm widths


End elevations – showing shelving depth and range of bay heights 518 518 518


Double-sided add on units – 772mm, 922mm and 1022mm widths










Our policy is one of continual improvement of design, material and construction. Therefore, we reserve the right to withdraw our product or alter specifications without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all data supplied. E&OE.




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Demco Interiors Mode Brochure 2017  
Demco Interiors Mode Brochure 2017