Air Vent Grill

This product was designed to fill the need for a nice-looking cooling vent for electronic equipment enclosures, which would incorporate a screen, and a flange to finish the edges of the cutout without requiring handwork. Co-authored with one of my shop employees, this was a Doug Mockett Design Competition winner. The original concept consisted of a molded plastic frame fitted with a perforated aluminum grill. However, market research revealed that customers wanted grills of many different sizes, and so instead of a making a fixed size product, the final version became a system of metal extrusions and connectors, making assemblies of any size possible. This has become one of Mockett's most popular items, and is now offered in a variety of styles, colors and materials. GT