Inside the Architect’s Toybox: Tudelü Retractable Walls

One of the most practical new building products on display during ICFF, held at the Javits Center during the NYCxDesign festival, was a moveable wall system with the clever name of Tudelü. Designed and engineered in Brooklyn, Tudelü’s retractable roll-up walls create privacy or more space at the touch of a remote-controlled button. Intended for both residential and commercial projects, the material-layered wall comes in a variety of colors and materials, including felt, wood, faux leather, and two soundproofing options.

Rita Catinella Orrell Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell was previously products editor at Architectural Record and the founding editor of Snap, a quarterly building products magazine. she launched DesignyThings.com, a curated list of gifts, gadgets, and gear for consumers, in 2011, and Architects-Toybox.com, a resource for architects and designers looking for the latest building products, in 2013. This post originally appeared on Architects-Toybox.com.

One of the most practical new building products on display during ICFF, held at the Javits Center during the NYCxDesign festival, was a moveable wall system with the clever name of Tudelü. Designed and engineered in Brooklyn, Tudelü’s retractable roll-up walls create privacy or more space at the touch of a remote-controlled button. Intended for both residential and commercial projects, the material-layered wall comes in a variety of colors and materials, including felt, wood, faux leather, and two soundproofing options.


The Tudelü booth at ICFF. © Rita Catinella Orrell.

The customizable wall takes less than 30 seconds to go up or down (there is a noticeable humming noise as it moves). Tudelü will deliver and install the wall, which arrives in three panels that snap into place within the wall cavity.


Tudelü can separate a dining or meeting space from a lobby or other public area. Images courtesy Tudelü unless otherwise noted.


A galley kitchen in a small apartment can be kept out of sight from the living space at the push of a button.



A faux wall of books.

This article originally appeared on Architects-Toybox.com. You can follow Rita at RitaOrrell on Twitter, designythings on Instagram, architectstoybox on Facebook, and designythings on Pinterest.

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