The Snaptastic Room Divider is an attractive modular wall made up of an array of panels that are fit together with slotted connectors to make a large freestanding room divider. It can be expanded or reduced to fit the space it's being used in.
It's always tempting to put up a project and only show the 'straight line' from concept to result- Get these materials, do these steps and voilà a finshed project! I don't know about you, but my path is usually a little more meandering. I thought I'd share the design process and some of the mess-ups on the way because it's interesting.
Step 1: Inspiration
I saw this picture of a cardboard room divider in a magazine a couple months ago and thought it was pretty cool. Originally I was thinking that I would make my divider out of cardboard too. I paged through a couple books on tiling and M.C. Escher for inspiration then moved on to Google to research various paper folding techniques.
I was looking for some sort of modular interlocking design. The paper folding patterns I found were very cool but a little too intense to imagine making in cardboard on a room sized scale. I scaled back my ambitions and started sketching some ideas.
I ended up with two designs that called to me. One looked sort of like large dominoes and the other had a star design made out of the negative space where the pieces came together.