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.