Helvetica Wall Panels

Helvetica Wall Panels

Sep 14, 2006

With the recent explosion in new options for walls that have nothing to do with paint, we were intrigued by this tip, from Kristie in Mountain View:

"Something I found today - helvetica wallpanel - could be a cool-looking way to teach kids their numbers."

What's a wall panel you ask? It's a dimensional wall covering formed from laminate over a carved wood core, and it can be stained or painted, though it comes in a variety of colors as well.

Helvetica is part of a series of carved relief Iconic Panels from Burlingame design firm B+N. They're a clever way to add texture and drama to your walls if you live in a space that's devoid of any architectural detailing -- though they will also add nooks for dust.

We agree with Kristen that Helvetica is a worthy typeface for teaching the numerals. Tune in for the movie on its history, due in early 2007.

Helvetica panels range from $945 to $1000, depending on the finish, and can be ordered directly from B+N. Download the specs for details. (Babygeared also sells them but their e-commerce is not working for the time being.)

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