Living Room Refit, Houston

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Before installation

Bao Loi installs VL-03

VL-03 close up

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Licensed architect-turned furniture designer, woodworker and content creator, Bao Loi of Design Craft Workshop, found Fastmount’s Very Low Profile Range instrumental in the redesign of his living room.

Having specified Fastmount into office spaces and conference rooms previously as an architect, Loi understood that Fastmount could help provide a clean, minimal look on the feature wall, which provides storage for the TV, blankets and pillows, toys and crafts, plus everyday access to purses, backpacks and a hidden tech closet.

With a strict budget that meant that altering the existing structure would be out of the question, the panels were laid out based on the existing conditions of the space, creating a wall space of 16’-6” x 7’-4” (5.03 x 2.13m) that is split into a 55.25” (1.4m) tall top section and 32” (0.8m) tall bottom section, with each panel 16.25” (0.41m) wide.

“The problem we wanted to solve was to have a wall where no hardware or fasteners were exposed. That meant no door pulls, locks, latches, or screws. We thought of a cleat system, but to install a cleat system, we needed to provide a gap at the very top of the wall in order to mount the panels in place. With the VL-03, we were able to avoid that gap and have the entire panel flush up to the ceiling. We used the CP-03 centrepoint tool, which help locate the clips on the backside of the panels and made the entire installation process so much easier,” says Loi.

For areas that have storage, Loi used doors that were laminated using Formica ColorCore2 in White Gloss with concealed hinges and a magnetic catch from Sugatsune. For the panels behind the TV, they were fixed only to the wall using Fastmount’s Very Low Profile Range VL-03 clips.

The VL-03 clips were supplied by Sugatsune America, Fastmount’s technical experts and distributors for the architectural industry in the United States.

Take a look at the installation process below, and follow Design Craft Workshop for more projects on Instagram and TikTok.