Power-up interior walls with TheWall
Imagine walls with built in powered strips for holding devices such as phone chargers, lighting or even a television screen that can be moved to wherever you want to position them.
That is the brainchild of Johannes Falk and he is looking for worktop fabricators in the UK to supply such systems.
Under the trademark of TheWall, based in Germany, he supplies the patented, ready to go ‘plug and play’ frame and all the accessories that can fit into it. The fabricator adds the decorative surface and fits it.
Johannes believes it is a way of adding value to splashbacks and wall linings in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, bedrooms and living areas. It has already caught the imagination of kitchen companies including the new owners of Lechner in Germany and Dekker in The Netherlands.
Now TheWall is coming to the UK, where the company is being represented by Philip Winter, who has previously worked with Italian Luxury Surfaces / Stone Italiana and before that was the UK MD of a German kitchen company.
In the UK, the worktop market is more fragmented than in some mainland European countries and Johannes hopes to work with a number of first rate regional companies being identified by Philip Winter.
Johannes wants to limit the number of fabricators involved because he wants to be sure of the quality of the work, as TheWall products are up-market and poor workmanship would compromise that position.
Johannes says the idea for TheWall came to him from Vitra rail lighting used by shops. They lack the aesthetics to be used in kitchens, bathrooms or living areas, but a trip to a lighting company in Austria resulted in the development of a powered rail with lighting that could be moved to any position on the rail and just clipped in place for up or down lighting.
That was the start of TheWall. Since then Johannes has developed a whole range of quality products, powered and not powered, that just clip into a frame. “We want to bring hundreds of interesting items to TheWall,” says Johannes. The accessories are bought online only from the-wall-shop.com.
Johannes says he once worked for Apple, where he learnt that what people want most are products they can unwrap and use straight away, and that is what TheWall offers.
He says it is totally safe, and even if fingers or anything else are poked into the gap that the accessories fit into it is not possible to get an electric shock.
Philip Winter says: “It's an innovative, flexible rail system that brings functionality to 'inert' splash-backs and wall installations. The finished products are delivered as 'plug and play' ready to install units, including all electrical connections. The precision alu-frame creates a very stable platform for 6mm ceramics.”
He says once the surface has been added to the frame it becomes exceptionally robust.
The frame and electrics do add to the thickness of the installation and 46mm clearance is required.
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