17 Nov Il Pannello System from Designs of Distinction
This is a new accessory hardware system for high end retail and custom homes. It’s a clever system that uses a T-shaped hook on the end that slips into a slot in the wood and is then locked in place by tightening threaded parts together. There are supports for glass shelves, wine bottles, clothes pegs and the like. The form and shape is elegant, and the metal parts come in aluminum and platinum finishes. At this time, Designs of Distinction (a division of Brown Wood, Inc.) is offering Il Pannello with veneered MDF backboards, and they can be spendy – prices for complete systems are in the $600 to $900 range. But this system is going to be hard to beat when it comes to displaying expensive merchandise. It’s clean, classy and pretty darn cool. Hopefully it will soon be available where woodshops can just buy the hardware and provide their own boards, so that it can be customized to work in designated spaces.