Stefan Borselius has developed for Swedish manufacturer Abstracta, an acoustical screen system that allows more room for reflection and conversation. The classic screen really lets the details speak for themselves. The minimalist design, bevelled edges, and modern colours offer workplaces an elegant solution to privacy, peace and quiet.
The details are what give Domo its unique appearance, making it stand out from other screen systems. The series includes wall panels, table screens and floor screens – all with straight or rounded corners. The screen’s sound-absorbent filling is mounted inside a solid wood frame, which is then upholstered in fabric. The table fittings are made of polished aluminum to give the design a sleek look.
I’ve applied the furniture industry’s principle of rounded corners to give Domo a visual expression all its own. But the aim isn’t just aesthetic, it’s also functional. The screens can easily be combined and joined without using brackets, which might otherwise compromise the overall impression. Instead I’ve developed an invisible magnet connection.
Abstracta has developed a unique storage solution with a magnetic bearing strip that becomes part of the whole system. There are three different accessories to the list in white ABS plastic.
The technical design also invites playfulness. For example, the different colours on the different sides of the screens can be played with to create an interesting combination.
Domo offers a variety of options, such as rounded or straight corners, different colours for the inside and the outside of the screen and various functional storage solutions. The concealed magnet connection makes it possible to create screen combinations without using corner brackets, allowing for elegant solutions.
The aim of the system is to make it possible to work undisturbed while preserving the openness of the room. The bevelled edges create an enchanting interplay of light and shadow, while the variety of colours create new dimensions and transform the workplace in a playful environment.
*All images and information courtesy of Abstracta.