raw edges: deskbox for arco 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

  • Nice.

    Could possibly be just a little nicer if it flipped up against the wall when closed…

    Allix says:
  • So simple, so cool. Love it.

    What? says:
  • Agree with Allix.
    Even so, it is really nice. Congratulations

    Fernando says:
  • up against the wall…

    actually, I find this quite lovely

    dbkii says:
  • Love It! Great design and beautifully simple

    Goodwin + Goodwin says:
  • simplicity is always beautiful. Love it!

    Pele 04.28.12 says:
  • Don’t think this would be very ergonomic, given the height of the vertical but nice for a casual computing space. Flipping up against the wall would cause everything inside to fall with it!

    Roo says:
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    http://trendpill.com says:
  • fantastic, I love it

    ronaldo says:
  • How do i get one…? Was looking for a small flip down desk/table but all had no design factors just a plank with a hinge! Any help would be much appreciated as this is a perfect piece of kit for my bedroom.

    dwight says:

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