Wall Used As Storage, Storage Used As Wall
Efficient use of space is an important factor when buying furniture. Taylor Miller Architecture and Design designed an office for Echoing Green using plywood boxes to create walls. That may sound weird, but it creates a lot of storage space. Even benches can be lifted up to reveal storage space underneath. For example, the meeting room consists of such benches. Some boxes have a backboard and some don’t, providing the option to hold different items. Walls created with these boxes create partition, offer privacy, and are convenient. Imagine reaching out to grab some folders without the need to get up. Matching the box walls, the rest of Echoing Green’s office uses birch colored desks too.
This design to use boxes as the base structure is very smart. Walls become useful for once. On the flip side, everything being birch colored can be quite bland. The pictures show lots of available storage space, but imagine when all the boxes are filled with files and folders. Employees would feel claustrophobic with so much work piled around them. At least the boxes are made from plywood, otherwise there might be a problem with stability. Imagine playing a life-sized version of Jenga. Some readers of one of the sources pointed out the problem of dust. Right. More surface area was created with boxes which means more surfaces for dust to accumulate on. Good luck to the cleaning lady.
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