Futuristic Divide

Industrial designers turn to interactive methods to organize space

Implications - Room dividers and partitions have the very practical function of separating space; however, industrial designers have been rethinking this traditional furniture piece in order to reflect a more futuristic aesthetic. By pursuing distinct designs and interactive elements, designers are attempting to not only organize public space, but use it in a way that is more engaging and dynamic.
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This Year and Hot 2,655 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 17
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This Year and Hot 1,631 Clicks Pub: Nov 7, 17
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