In the search for pieces that marry form and function in innovative ways, designers have sought out solutions ranging from integrated technologies to rather obscure sculptural objects. But the old, architectural dictum “less is more” still holds true, especially when it comes to shelving and storage.
With a minimalistic, compartmentalized design, B+N Industries’ System 1224 can effortlessly customize a range of interiors. A variety of panels and shelves can create weight-bearing walls, adding dual functionality to dividing partitions. The system also can be used to draw people to a space’s perimeter, dividing a room to create safe physical distancing. As for aesthetics, fully electrified panels feature hidden wiring for LED illumination. Recessed downlighting is also included, highlighting the contents displayed on shelves. Silicone edge graphics (SEG) enable designers to upload custom images to lightbox panels, which can make an especially big impact in commercial and workplace settings.