The Wall Unitizer is the ultimate landing strip — and home office, and bookshelf, and display cabinet. A custom storage and living solution for a family on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the built-in unit designed by architecture firm HWKN wraps around the walls of the entry and family room uniting the space and providing a custom solution for nearly everything normally reserved for traditional stand-alone furniture.
Besides looking amazingly cool, the Wall Unitizer includes:
- bench to put on shoes
- seemingly endless bookshelves and cabinetry
- place for keys, mail, mobile phones, etc.
- home office with integrated cork board and task lighting
- file storage drawers
- display shelves
- integrated space for media and entertainment needs
The unit is primarily made of MDF. Check out the small details that make a big difference in the success of this design:
- use of angled supports near the floorboards create the feeling of more space — not less
- diversity of shapes and angles creates a unique interior texture, downplaying the boxiness of the rooms
- massive scale of the Wall Unitizer anchors the room
- single color unites the space and allows the owners' own objects and collections to be the focal point