1652285545046 Claridge Markerboard

Beyond a Whiteboard: Markerboard, Living Wall, Game Changer

June 17, 2019

Whiteboards are boring. This new MIX line transitions a markerboard into a multi-purpose furniture line. The boards can serve as space dividers, biophilic walls, acoustic panels or even a game of PLINKO. Check out what Adrian Thompson from interiors+sources found at NeoCon 2019.

Claridge is changing the game for traditional markerboards. The certified woman-owned business displayed a complete line of writing surfaces, space creators and accessories at NeoCon 2019 that combine work, play and pleasing aesthetics into a sleek, customizable package. Could your office space use this product?

The new MIX line, in particular, truly showed the span of offerings Claridge has created since its start in 1947. Mix is more than just a markerboard—it’s a multi-purpose furniture line.

Not a Whiteboard: MIX Up Your Markerboard

A collaboration between Claridge and Q Design, MIX customizable mobile and wall-mounted markerboards can serve as space dividers, biophilic walls and sound-absorbing acoustic panels. The collection features three distinct styles: Industrial, Contemporary and Biophilic.

Nearly every component of the boards can be customized, including:

  • Color
  • Wood finish
  • Writing surface
  • Optional metal tray
  • Metal base
  • Accent strip

The biophilic style features a markerboard on one side and a green design element on the other, perfect for when the board isn’t in use. The all-natural biophilic panels retain their vibrant, fresh-cut look for 10+ years, which gives designers a creative, long-lasting option for nature-themed interiors.

The all-natural preserved plants do not require water, sunlight, soil, misting or irrigation. The biophilic style is available on the MIX Contemporary and MIX Industrial Mobiles.

[Related: Living Walls Bring Beauty and Serenity Indoors]

Responsibly Harvested Materials

Claridge also showcased a sustainable ash-frame for MIX that aligns with the company’s green initiatives. As an FSC-certified manufacturer, Claridge uses a proprietary harvesting and production process where in-house craftsmen construct MIX’s solid ash wood frames with portions of trees unaffected by the destructive emerald ash borer beetle.

The company uses landfill-destined ash lumber and integrates recoverable material into MIX’s hardwood frame.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Claridge’s products are different because they utilize both sides of the markerboards—even for when people just want a quick break. The PLINKO option is a non-bulky way to have some fun. When you’re done, simply flip it back to the markerboard side to continue working.

From the classroom to the boardroom, Claridge’s products turn workspaces into idea places.

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About the Author

Adrian Schley | Staff Writer

Adrian Schley has been writing for interiors+sources magazine since March of 2018 and creates content for the BUILDINGS team. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.

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