Sunday, October 24, 2010
I challenge you to do a post about offbeat room dividers. -- Marcie Lovett, Organized by Marcie
Marcie was kind enough to send me a link to an interesting product; unfortunately, in the few days since she wrote to me, that link has stopped working. But I enjoyed the challenge - so Marcie, this one is for you!
There are two companies that provide readily-found room dividers that also serve an organizing function. One is Oriental Furniture, which makes the 6-foot-tall shoji screen with pockets shown above.
Oriental Furniture also has this shoji screen with cork board panels.
The second company is Adesso, which makes the Pocketz Folding Screen.
Adesso also makes the Hang It Up Folding Screen.
If you have children, you might like this divider from Jonti-Craft: the mobile library bookcase.
Now we're going to head over to Italy - and look at two dividers that are very cool, but might be harder to find - and more expensive. The first is the WGS Wall from Gallotti & Radice - which I'm not finding under "products" on the company's web site. But it's in the Salon del Mobile 2010 Milano catalog of 15 New Products - and in photos from that event. [via Architonic and DigsDigs]
Then there's the Softwall from B&B Italia; the company does have a branch office in New York. [via Architonic]
And Abstracta, in Sweden, makes Airflake News - with pockets that can store magazines. The product can be configured with your choice from the five shapes and seven colors available. The first photo above is the regular Airflake, so you get an idea of what the product is; the second is a close-up of the Airflake News.
Finally, if you're the do-it-yourself type, you might be inspired by the room divider screen the Cindy Dyer made, starting with a bi-fold closet door.