The original looking Homework Table explores new dimensions in home office design. Envisioned by Tomas Kral for company super-ette, the project was fabricated from aluminum and ash, resulting in a fresh indoor furniture piece. Its size is 1560 x 800 mm, just like that of a common home desk. The minimalist style that it showcases and overall lack of drawers is partially compensated by clever extra storage.
Aside from the traditional flat surface that any desk has, the Homework Table displays an interesting addition: “an aluminum cloth is placed on a wooden table then folded to form a refined extension, a toolbox to store documents, objects, photos…that you need or simply desire to work. The tilted surface enables you to lay down open books and continue reading like with a desk“. How would you comment on this home desk design? Find it as creative as we do?
The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.