The client’s beautiful collection of automata mechanisms and toys was the focal point of the design for a bespoke plywood moving wall and display case in a London town house.

The built-in piece of furniture served as an openable dividing wall that allowed for dual functions within a small space - a lounge on one side of the room and a painting studio toward the rear. Divided into a series of frames with interchangeable glazed and solid fronts, the wall also provides adaptable opportunities for displaying the unique collection alongside other treasured items and books.

One third of the bookcase rotates, transforming it from a physical barrier, between the two spaces, into a doorway. When the door is shut, the adjustable backs to the shelving compartments can be transparent to allow a visual connection to continue. Integrated lights highlight the details within the one-off ply bookcase and the ornaments that sit within it.