Design company Layer has created a new modular system capable of replacing rubbish plasterboard walls and temporary partitions. Named Scale, the quick-to-assemble, environmentally-friendly system is claimed to be sound-absorbing, and therefore could prove a promising option for startup incubators. As it's supposed to be easy to install, fast-growing companies could increase the size of their workspace at any point, rather than wasting time trying to find a new home, all while blocking out their neighbours' brainstorms.
Scale comprises pressed, recycled hemp tiles that clip onto an injection-moulded ABS framework, which is mounted on aluminium base plates. The framework clips together with a polymer bolt system, and the tiles are held in place with magnetic fixings. Layer says you can use Scale to build either solid walls or fenestrated ones (walls with windows). As it's available in a range of colours, you won't need to worry about painting either.