ICFF 2007: Thout Design

ICFF 2007: Thout Design

May 24, 2007

Deck the walls!

That's the phrase that came to mind as we entered the booth of ICFF newbie Thout Design.

This just-launched Canadian design group was showing their UtiliTILEs, a line of beautiful, functional wall panels that make the most of small spaces, particularly small or narrow landing strips, with compact open storage for everything from keys to coats to cutlery.

We loved the fold-out wall hook panels, above, which is not a new idea but is executed so beautifully by Thout that it even looks good with coats-a-hanging. But our fave was this amusing silverware storage tile. Designer Patrick Turner says it was a re-channeling of the impulse to hurl knives at the wall. Chalk one up for anger management.

Check out Thout here.

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