Sorting out the Design Library

Sorting out the Design Library

After working at a design studio for a few months I resolved to take a cue from my previous organization system and take a crack at coming up with a better system of organizing the textiles in the design library. I wanted to keep the first order retrievability system that made the paint organizer so helpful, but at a much larger scale. After some research I discovered the Ikea Trofast system was the perfect foundation for this project. Originally designed as a flexible storage system for toys the Trofast system was the perfect building block being both expandable, customizable, and economically reasonable for our purpose.

I split up the bins into two distinct areas. The designer fabrics that we use at work, which were then organized by the use (architectural, panel, seating, ect) and grade. The second area was made up of random textiles organized by color. I found that it was very important to leave room open for future expansion.

 

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2015-09-16 16.21.06 HDR

 

Textile Sorting System
  • Yellow Orange
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Orange
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Red Orange
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Red
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Red Purple
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Purple
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Blue Purple
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Blue
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Blue Green
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Green
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Yellow Green
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Yellow
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Black
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Gray
    • Solid
    • Print
  • White
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Gold
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Silver
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Beige  (Because I just don’t know)
    • Solid
    • Print
  • Brown
    • Solid
    • Print
Thanks for reading and let me know if you find this system useful!