It features the new "Neutral" palette with MDF-core panels which make for a less expensive option over the walnut-ply panels. I'm really liking the contrast of the lacquered-MDF against the gloss white and matte black and it might be my new favorite combination.
When assembling this, I was reminded of how nice it is to work with these materials. The MDF — when lacquered — takes on an almost leather-like quality with a slightly galvanized-looking sheen and the maple is wonderfully figured. Unlike birch (also an option) which is nearly grain-less, the maple has all sorts of fun artifacts including wavy grain and a few knots.
I've also been able to better standardize the selection to 11.5in, 14in and 18in deep shelves with 23in wide "bays". This is a 2X2: 2 bays wide and 2 bays high — the most popular option, it seems.
With the neutral color-way, this 11.5 in deep unit will retail for $375 — a good bit less than the original color-way with walnut panels at $425 in the same size.