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shutter up

Lasalle College of the Arts | 2018

Co-working spaces have been gaining popularity giving freelancers and small teams the ability to work in a professional environment. These spaces tend to give a sense of community, motivating one as they are surrounded with goal-oriented and high-achieving professionals. However, such spaces also intrude on one’s privacy.

Shutter-up is a modular screen that can easily be installed in any co-working space. These shutters are sound proof and can be pulled up when required, giving the ability to seclude individual workers or a team that is working together.

Material: Wood + Plastic

Size: 53” x 6” x 25”



  • Product Design

  • Design Thinking

methods used

  • User Analysis

  • Research

  • Ideation

  • Prototyping


  • Rhinoceros 6

  • Keyshot

  • 3D Printing

  • Table saw

  • Adobe Illustrator

project brief

  • To research and find scenarios that require screens for either sound-proofing, privacy, or division and design one using motors, gears, or manual kinetics.

  • Material Constraints: 80% of the product must be wood


  • Screens meant to segregate tables in co-working spaces and classrooms - providing privacy and sound-proofing.

  • The screen can be pulled up using the string 

  • The screens are modular - the can divide one, two or three tables in case there are multiple people of startups working on one table.

  • The panels are made of acoustic plywood for sound-proofing. 

process documentation

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