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Opencase Wall System
Winner - Silver
Designer: Henrybuilt Design Group
Design Type: Storage System
Company / Organization / School: Henrybuilt
Team Members: Scott Hudson, Graham Jackson, Todd Hewitt
The Opencase System works in a wide range of applications and is designed to evolve with the user’s needs over time. The interchangeability of the product allows the system to be specialized without being limiting. A single Opencase panel can easily be adapted to a wide range of uses. Starting point configurations have been developed for entryways, libraries, offices, wine storage, pantries, wardrobes, utility closets, laundry, and kid’s rooms. The backbone of the system is an interchangeable set of precision-machined steel rod supports, which allow for a variety of elegant functional pieces to be attached to the wall – and to be changed out in minutes by anyone living with the system. The shortcomings of most modular shelving systems stem partially from the use of ‘wall standards’, or some form of vertical support for shelving. The rod and panel design of the Opencase System allows for more seamless aesthetic integration into a space, while enabling great adaptability in terms of functionality. The product is available with a full suite of specialized components. Each component is handcrafted from the very best materials. The palette is broad, and includes steel, solid wood and leather fittings, as well as pieces sculpted from solid composite panels.