Semblance™ Modular System Takes Versatility and Design to New Heights

BDI introduces modular shelving collection with added home office and theater applications.

Jul 26, 2012, 12:30 ET from BDI

CHANTILLY, Va., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Furniture innovator BDI introduces the Semblance Modular System, a fully customizable collection that meets a multitude of needs by combining shelving and enclosed storage with workspace and technology components. Designed by Matthew Weatherly with versatility in mind, the Semblance Collection can be used to create storage systems, room dividers, offices or home theaters – a complete solution in one design.


"The beauty of Semblance lies in its endless versatility," said Bill Becker, BDI's Design Director and CEO. "The individual components can be configured in countless ways to create a variety of looks – either as a shelving unit for collectibles, books and storage; as a unique room divider; as a versatile office space; or a complete home entertainment system. The possibilities are endless, but the outcome is always the same: a unique and sophisticated design that will enhance any room."

A Semblance Storage system combines beautifully finished wood panels, glass shelves, storage cabinets and other elements that can be configured in countless ways. Partnering shelving and enclosed storage, Semblance creates versatile wall systems and room dividers. When used against a wall, Semblance can span any length. When used as a room divider, Semblance is recommended for lengths up to 100"/254cm.

Semblance Office components are engineered to integrate technology into the workplace with two desks and two storage/file drawer modules, allowing the user to create endless configurations to meet a range of office needs. The inline and peninsula desks both provide smooth and luxurious work surfaces while their built-in cable management systems keep wires organized and out of view. The inline desk includes a flip-down, neoprene-lined multifunction keyboard tray with storage for rechargeable items. Both desks include a removable kick panel for easy access to concealed wires and/or wall outlets and an optional back panel for use as a room divider. The office collection also features single-width or double-width drawer units that include a shallow storage drawer and a file drawer for hanging letter or legal-sized file folders.

Semblance Home Theater components can be used to create a flexible home theater system. An open system can be created to showcase electronics, or the Semblance edition of BDI's Mirage™ cabinet can be included to provide storage for a host of AV components while keeping everything remote control accessible. The AV shelf is engineered to support a flat panel TV up to 65", a center speaker or soundbar and additional multimedia components and includes a wire management channel to keep cables organized.

The Semblance Modular System is available in Natural Walnut, Espresso Stained Oak or Natural Stained Cherry hardwood veneers. The shelves incorporate fingerprint-resistant, micro-etched black glass, and the cabinets feature micro-etched glass doors and soft-close hinges. While the shelving system is recommended for use on hard-surface floors or low-pile carpet, all panels include levelers to provide a sturdy foundation even on uneven floors. The steel and tempered glass construction assures strength and durability.

"Semblance modular shelving can be used as the central design element in a room, providing a multitude of storage, display, office or entertainment uses," added Becker. "The versatility and functionality of Semblance as not only a shelving design or room divider, but also as a customizable office space and home theater center making this an ideal collection for many rooms in the home."

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