Mobile Shelving Case Study

The world renowned auction house came to Oracle Storage needing to update their existing storage system to house their ever growing collection of bound catalogues, dating back to 1766.


Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful.

Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more.


Mobile Shelving System

The challenge we had was to design a bespoke system that was sympathetic to interior finish and the needs of the client. The small space available was underground and difficult to access meaning a specialist delivery and installation was required.



The Solution

We designed a robust mobile shelving system, giving full consideration to the size and weight of the
archive, the available space including lighting conditions and the surroundings. 

Mobile shelving capacity is improved greatly by utilising every inch
of available space, including alcoves in rear wall. The infill floor enables easy trolley access to the system and prevents potential trip hazards.

The new system is exactly what we needed at a time when space was becoming increasingly scarce. Despite some unique challenges around stock and space, the Oracle team delivered a system that works with the space and for those using it on a day to day basis.
— Christies Head of Archives