Designed by Fix Studio‘s for Lapellah restaurant–both located in Vancouver–this room divider is made of vintage dishes that have been submerged in a bed of epoxy and then framed. Heavy? I’d imagine. But that heavy-duty hardware seems to be keeping everything in its place.
I love to walk through the reserve section of my local library…the books, records, and DVDs are lined up in the back corner, with these huge dividers, each with an oversized letter in Helvetica, organizing the reserves by the last name.
Matthew created this how-to on Flickr: unusable vinyl LPs augmented with stick-on letters slid in between physical media to keep ’em alphabetized and easy to find.
Japanese sewing machine company Janome offers a great tutorial and a bit of info on noren (æš–ç°¾) : traditional japanese fabric dividers that are hung on walls, windows, doorways, or in between rooms. Simply join the pieces, hem, then reinforce by sewing a triangle. They provide tips for adding traditional embroidery, but I think they look mighty sharp in a basic mod fabric, as below, from Whip Up.
There's all sorts of online companies producing large scale vinyl art stickers for your walls. But DVider goes one step further and offers you a place to put them. These modular walls “are adjustable to fit virtually any open space. Personalize your divider with our unique line of removable wall decals. The decals work just as well on bedroom walls, refrigerators, and windows…”
B & B Italia’s Soft Wall, designed by Gerhards & Glücker, is a room divider, space definer, sculpture and storage unit. How’s that for multi-functionalism? Crafted of felt on a metal frame, the wall provides pockets for all those magazines, brochures, invitations and such. An added bit of news: B & B Italia has taken up shop in the U.S. in SoHo at 138 Greene Street as of March 07.