Designed for Life – Modular Wall and Floor-Mounted Shelving Systems

This course will discuss a modular, wall-mounted, and freestanding shelving system that has quickly become a modern classic in retail stores, hotels, offices, and other commercial applications. The system provides the perfect background for shelving, signage, space definition, and product display, while also providing hidden and accessible storage. With a range of design options in finishes such as fabric, metal, or wood panels, light boxes, and power integration, these modular systems can be specified to match virtually any brand’s aesthetic. The course will examine the history of modular shelving systems and explore the components, design options, and applications for the product.

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Design that Fools the Senses: Replicating Wood Slats and Louvers with Aluminum and Non-PVC Film

Whether in wooden form perched above centuries-old Moroccan marketplaces or as extruded aluminum with a non-PVC film delicately delineating spaces, volume, and depth in Japanese architecture, louvers and slats provide architects and designers with myriad design solutions and contribute to sustainability goals. This course will review the use of louvers and slats in both historic and modern times while analyzing case studies and exploring design options, applications.

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Adaptability and Space Division with Modular Shelving

With the fluid nature of almost all industries today, partly due to societal disruptions caused by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for businesses to be able to pivot their models and accommodate future changes with ease. Flexible design is imperative for adaptable commercial interiors, as is being able to divide space for different uses down the line.

This course will discuss how modular shelving and storage systems can help meet these important objectives. We will explore the components and design options for flexible shelving and storage systems and how they can help future-proof offices, retail stores, and hospitality facilities.

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