In designing a new workspace within a heritage building – an old church hall built in 1915 – I needed a cost effective way to create 2 separate spaces. On one side it was an existing coffee shop and on the other, a new shared workspace. I wanted a solution that would have minimal or no impact on the fabric of the building itself.
My solution was this vintage style room divider
I used 4 standalone shelving units from the BESTÅ range.
Each cabinet is mounted on MDF (for added stability) and industrial castors. It is used as storage on the workspace side, then clad on the back with ply and the same mouldings and VJ/panelling as the rest of the building.
The 4 units slot together (the mouldings overlap) and can be moved around as required. I added some vibrant wallpaper to liven up the coffee shop side of the space.
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