December 3, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Cable tie stitching joins together the modular shelving units for Melbourne designer Alex O’Connell’s Cross-It system.
The 600h x 600w x 200d boards have circular cut-outs to accept flower pots, making it nice for indoor plants (though I would make sure they are adequately drained before placing them so they don’t drip onto anything below that you’d like to keep dry.). If one were to create a grid using only those pieces with the holes, the result could work as a great indoor vertical garden.
Cross-It could be used in any number of configurations as a room divider or against a wall.
Designed to ship flat-packed in a variety of materials ranging from veneered plywood to OSB (Oriented Strand Board), Cross-It is simple to assemble and versatile enough to change its configuration on a whim. I think the design would work nicely fashioned out of sheet metal so it could be used indoors or outdoors–maybe even in different powder-coated colors enabling one to mix and match not only the configuration but the colors too. What do you think?