A modular furniture system having at least one rail that has a grooved surface, at least one clip adapted to cooperatively engage the grooved surface of the rail(s), a fastener for securing the clip(s) to the rail(s), and at least one fixture mounted over the clip(s) and onto the rail(s). The clip(s) have a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end having two arms facing each other separated by a channel. The arms are capable of being biased toward each other as the clip is inserted into the grooved surface and maintains the clip in the grooved surface after the clip is inserted. The fastener is dimensioned to pass into the channel to secure the clip(s) to the rail(s). Several fixtures can be used with the furniture system to provide a number of different configurations, including surface mounted furniture systems, mobile furniture systems, and furniture systems that are either integral parts of other pieces of furniture or stand alone systems.
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