daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011
daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011 daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011
sep 19, 2011

daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011

‘shifty’ by daniel schofield

‘shifty’ is british designer daniel schofield‘s modern interpretation of the classic writing desk.
created for use within smaller living spaces, the wall mounted solid ash writing surface has a hidden compartment
whereby one can keep all of their personal documents and electronic equipment safe and out of sight.

upon first glance at ‘shifty’ one might presume that the storage area is the draw inset at its front,
but what they don’t know is that by gently pulling the entire work surface forward, the entire top slides open
to reveal a section with various recessed areas in which to put your belongings. in this way the work space
also extends giving one more room to work.

‘shifty’ is being presented at designersblock during london design week 2011.

daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011
the entire writing surface pulls forward revealing storage compartments

daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011
front view

daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011
one might be fooled that the drawer inset at the front is the only place in which to put your belongings…

daniel schofield: shifty at designersblock 2011
front drawer detail


  • love it; just hope that if you’ve bought one you don’t get burgled by a designboom desperado…

    nicey says:
  • hope there are some damn good wall fixings to support such a slim shelf !!! I would bet a few quids it wouldn’t last 6 months.

    archic says:
  • It as a suport bar painted in white. good job.

    Pinus says:
  • it would be much nicer without the leg. There are ways to fix something like this to wall.

    trimtab21 says:
  • I love it! I think the support bar is neat. Also, I’m sure the designer has thought about and tested the support system, don’t you?

    tamram says:
  • humour in design plus practical, my daughter would love this in her room!

    bhoy67 says:
  • would have been interesting to make it a doubled surface desk when unfold. Not very useful in this present way.
    @trimtab21 : not all the walls could bear it (like BA13) without the leg.

    okbut? says:
  • i really like this!….very useful. i like how it opens up both ways- with the front smaller drawer. the only thing that stands out to me is the leg. i don’t feel that it follows the clean squared off-ness of the rest of the piece. i’d like just two or four simple wooden legs.

    nice says:
  • well thought, to keep things out of sight of some maids that break stuff while cleaning,those heavy hands.
    leg doesn’t look firm enough but the thing is lightweight so nothing requiring big change i think

    !emalosho says:
  • love this.

    rottor says:
  • Love it!
    Particularly being a person who lives in a small London flat who would love to have a console table in the Hall.

    Would a couple of small wheels on the bottom of the support bar help with the sliding in and out? If so it would probably need some kind of discrete locking mechanism on the side to stop it from sliding unintentionally.

    dextersdragon says:

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