Known for its award-winning kitchen system, which unite furniture craft with high function and good design, Henrybuilt developed Opencase based on these same core values. The shortcomings of most modular shelving systems stem partially from the use of ‘wall standards’, or some form of vertical support for shelving. The rod and panel design of the Opencase System allows for more seamless aesthetic integration into a space, while enabling great adaptability in terms of functionality. The system works in a wide range of applications and is designed to evolve with the user’s needs over time. Starting point configurations have been developed for entryways, libraries, offices, wine storage, pantries, wardrobes, utility closets, laundry, and children’s rooms.
The backbone of the system is an interchangeable set of precision-machined steel rod supports, which allow for a variety of elegant functional pieces to be attached to the wall – and to be changed out in minutes by anyone living with the system. The product is being released with a full suite of specialized components. Each component is handcrafted from the very best materials. The palette is broad, and includes steel, solid wood and leather fittings, as well as pieces sculpted from solid composite panels. A collection of proprietary softgoods adds warmth and texture and addresses storage needs such as laundry, recycling, and even includes small durable bags for storing tools.
To support the launch of Opencase, Henrybuilt has developed a website to aid in configuring the product. The configurator enables clients to view layout options and generate pricing based on a simple input of their dimensional needs. Pricing for the system starts at $2500. per full-size panel for basic configurations. The panels are available in any size from 21-48″ wide and 18-96″ tall. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Henrybuilt]