POPULAR TODAY DESIGN

raw edges: deskbox for arco
apr 26, 2012
raw edges: deskbox for arco


‘deskbox’ by raw edges for arco

‘deskbox’ is a small wall-mounted desk / cabinet unit which has been designed for interior settings where this limited space available for furniture.
conceived by israel-born UK-based designers yael mer and shay akalay of raw edges studio for dutch furniture company arco,
the unit is ideal for working on one’s laptop. it can be extended outwards to reveal a larger work / writing surface, and easily retracted to form a closed,
compact box which ends up half the size of the table top when not in full use.

in 2011, raw edges participated in a workshop with arco whereby the company challenged ten designers to develop new ideas based on the
production possibilities of the furniture manufacturer. the first outcome of the collaborative project was ‘breadbox‘.
‘deskbox’ can be seen as a continued exploration of this form which is based on the parallel mechanism seen in the sewing boxes
which arco used to produce.


the design is based
on the mechanisms which arco used to implement in their sewing boxes


‘deskbox’ in its closed state


view of the ‘deskbox’ and pencil holder


demonstrating the work station’s retraction system


front view of the work station fully retracted


3/4 view


detail of the unit which accommodates cords and wires of various personal devices


possible installation


model making and experimentation

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library