‘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.

raw edges: deskbox for arco the design is based on the mechanisms which arco used to implement in their sewing boxes

raw edges: deskbox for arco ‘deskbox’ in its closed state

raw edges: deskbox for arco view of the ‘deskbox’ and pencil holder

raw edges: deskbox for arco demonstrating the work station’s retraction system

raw edges: deskbox for arco front view of the work station fully retracted

raw edges: deskbox for arco 3/4 view

raw edges: deskbox for arco detail of the unit which accommodates cords and wires of various personal devices

raw edges: deskbox for arco possible installation

raw edges: deskbox for arco model making and experimentation