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FNP Shelving Configurator

by Axel Kufus, 1989
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FNP Shelving Configurator

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  • Create your individual FNP shelving system within only a few minutes
  • Choose from a number of different colours and surfaces
  • Adjust the gaps and spaces between the divider shelves to suit your needs
  • Equip your created shelf with a range of fitting accessories
  • Start the configurator by clicking on the "Open FNP Configurator" button above
PLEASE NOTE: For configurations with a height/width of more than 2.30 m, additional shipping costs may apply. Please contact our customer service team for specific information.

Available within 4-5 weeks
(standard delivery time)
Configure and design online in just a few clicks: The FNP individual shelving system by Axel Kufus sums up the design philosophy of the furniture manufacturer Moormann. With a reduced design language and innovative construction principle, as well as being easy to assemble and tool-free, the Moormann FNP shelving system offers countless furnishing solutions: whether as a simple bookcase, as a wall unit with a folding writing surface and drawers or as a large, stylish room divider, while with its folder friendly shelf depth of 34 cm the FNP is also suitable for both the home office and the large company office.

PLEASE NOTE: For configurations with a height/width of more than 2.30 m, additional shipping costs may apply. Please contact our customer service team for specific information.


Product type Bookshelf

(1) Height: 103,2 - 332,8 cm
(2) Width: 36,2 - 589,8 cm
(3) Depth: 34 cm
Material Unit sides and shelves: MDF or FU (birch plywood)
Structural rails: Aluminium

Please Note: The colour of the MDF can vary somewhat depending on the origin. Such variations can also be visible after surface treatments such, for example. treating with wax. To avoid major colour differences, deliveries are, where possible, composed of components from the same production run. Note: FU (birch plywood) is a high quality, multiplex, industrially produced, film-coated material. Colour and structure variations, small scratches, and occasional bruising are possible!
Colours MDF classic
Red waxed
Brown waxed
Black waxed

MDF bicolor
Bicolor white black
Bicolor black black
Unicolor grey


Functions & Properties Tool-free assembly
Can be subsequently extended with further sides and shelves

Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,3 MB).

Care Light, superficial, blemishes of the untreated edges can be removed using a fine-grained sandpaper. The surface can be wiped with a soft cloth. If necessary, use lukewarm water with a small amount of detergent.
For waxed surface only use a dry soft cloth, never use a wet cloth!
Awards & Museums interior innovation award cologne 2003 category: Classic Innovation
Sustainability The sustainability of Moormann products largely results from the use of natural materials and their processing into durable, often modular, products which offer the user the chance to adapt and modify them as required. For transporting and distribution an emphasis is placed on achieving small packing sizes and only using recycled / recyclable packaging material. Production of Moormann furniture is completed by regional workshops within a 40 km radius of the company headquarters in Aschau im Chiemgau.
Warranty 24 months
Datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 8,8 MB).


Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

What does the abbreviation FNP stand for?

The abbreviation FNP comes from the vocabulary of urban planning and stands for Flächennutzungsplan: land use plan. In 1989 the Berlin city authorities undertook a public consultation to help them determine their future land use plan. And needed a shelving system which provided a maximum of storage space with flexible compartments in which to file the responses. The result is the FNP.

Can FNP panels and shelves be repositioned at a later date or are their positions fixed?

The panels and shelves can be repositioned if so required.

How are the Moormann FNP shelves coated?

The MDF and Bicolor FNP shelves all melamine resin coated. The white FU shelves (birch plywood) are coated in melamine resin the red and black coated FU shelves in phenol resin

Can the Moormann FNP system be used in the bathroom?

The material FU is glued watertight, thus FU can be used in the bathroom.
The MDF, however, absorbs moisture and swells. Consequently FNP units in MDF are not suitable for damp locations.

Do I need a FNP stabilising set to secure my FNP?

For free standing FNP units a tightening set is always recommended, does however require a shelf combination of at least 3 columns x 3 rows (i.e s x h: 35 cm x b 33 cm)

Design Story

The Design

In the spirit of Nils Holger Moormann philosophy the designer Axel Kufus combines a minimalist shape with an innovative design principle in FNP shelving system. The simple design of the FNP Moormann shelving ensures the transparency of the construction remains clearly in the foreground. Since all parts stabilize each other, the shelf is very strong - yet always appears delicate. Moormann's FNP is functional and easy to build. Into the side walls are slotted aluminium rails which support the shelves. The shelves in turn fix and stabilise the rails. Thus the FNP shelf system, as with all all Moormann furniture exists without the need for additional connectors and can be assembled without tools. Through the intelligent construction principle the spacing of the side walls and shelves ans thus the size of the compartment can be easily varied and expanded at any point. The Moormann shelf thus has the variability to adapt to any conditions. Even free standing in a room. In such cases a especially developed FNP tightening set stabilises the structure. With the (smow) FNP Individual configuration you have the possibility to create your own personal FNP model. Side panels and shelves can be selected, colours and the shelf heights adjusted and accessories added to create your perfect FNP system.

Moormann FNP Individual

An FNP Moormann Bicolor unit with tightening set


The furniture manufacturer Nils Holger Moormann are based in Aschau im Chiemgau, Bavaria. Working with a roster of international designers and in collaboration with artisans from Aschau and surroundings Moormann develop all projects in-house from prototypes to market ready products. Sustainability plays a central role in all aspects of the Moormann development and manufacturing processes. In terms of the FNP shelving system, the side walls and shelves are made ??of veneered birch plywood, MDF or bicolor MDF produced from selected European wood harvested in FSC certified forests. Some ninety percent of Moormann's products takes place within a radius of thirty miles of the Aschau base, thus reducing tranpsortion, while for final delivery the company place a high value one ensuring the smallest pack size possible.


In 1979 FNP designer Axel Kufus both undertook a cabinet maker apprenticeship and began a collaboration with the sculptor Richard Meier. From 1985 to 1987 Axel Kufus studied design at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, a period which also saw the beginning of his work in the Crelle Workshop Berlin. There Kufus designed and produced items of furniture and experimented with different materials. Today Axel Kufus operates the agency "working studio" that he and his wife founded in Berlin in 1990. From 1993 to 2004 Axel Kufus taught product design at the Bauhaus University Weimar and is now a professor for "Designing and Developing in Design" at the University of the Arts Berlin. (smow) offers the Moormann FNP from the year 1989, the 2001 shelving system Egal.


The FNP shelf system is produced by the German manufacturer Moormann. Founded in 1982 by the autodidact Nils Holger Moormann as a one-man company, Moormann's first products were largely created by young, mostly unknown designers. Since 1992, Moormann as been based in Aschau im Chiemgau, Bavaria where it currently employs around twenty people. The majority of Moormann furniture is produced in Aschau and environs in collaboration with local businesses. This focus on regional structures is, in addition to the functional and innovative qualities of their portfolio, a central component of the Moormann company philosophy. In addition to producing furniture Moormann also run the auberge Berge in Aschau. where guests can relax surrounded by Moormann designs in an ecologically responsible environment.

FNP designer Axel Kufus

Berge in Aschau


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