Licensed architect-turned-furniture designer, woodworker, and content creator, Bao Loi of Design Craft Workshop, found Fastmount’s Very Low Profile Range instrumental in redesigning his living room.
The problem we wanted to solve was to have a wall where no hardware or fasteners were exposed. That meant no door pulls, locks, latches, or screws. We thought of a cleat system, but to install a cleat system, we needed to provide a gap at the very top of the wall in order to mount the panels in place.
Having specified Fastmount into office spaces and conference rooms previously as an architect, Loi understood that Fastmount could help provide a clean, minimal look on the feature wall, which includes storage for the TV, blankets and pillows, toys and crafts, plus everyday access to purses, backpacks and a hidden tech closet.
With a strict budget that meant that altering the existing structure would be out of the question, the panels were laid out based on the existing conditions of the space, creating a wall space of 16’-6” x 7’-4” (5.03 x 2.13m) that is split into a 55.25” (1.4m) tall top section and 32” (0.8m) tall bottom section, with each panel 16.25” (0.41m) wide.
With the VL-03, we were able to avoid that gap and have the entire panel flush up to the ceiling. We used the CP-03 centrepoint tool, which help locate the clips on the backside of the panels and made the entire installation process so much easier, says Loi.
For storage areas, Loi used laminated doors using Formica ColorCore2 in White Gloss with concealed hinges and a magnetic catch from Sugatsune. The panels behind the TV, were fixed only to the wall using Fastmount’s Very Low Profile Range VL-03 clips.
The VL-03 clips were supplied by Sugatsune America, Fastmount’s technical experts and distributors for the architectural industry in the United States.