How this modular desk lets you design your ideal workspace without breaking a sweat

People have recently become more conscious of the tables they use for work, whether it’s for a work-from-home setup or with employer-provided furniture in the office. It’s clear that there is no one size that fits all, but even the plethora of options available doesn’t always work all the time. Circumstances can change, like moving to a new flat or rearranging the office space, that would make that carefully selected desk unusable. Rather than a perfectly designed piece of furniture, what we need is one that can change and grow to our needs and environment. That is exactly the kind of flexibility that this modular, customizable, and long-lasting desk is offering, and you won’t even need tools to make it happen!

Designer: Den

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Ever since work-from-home setups became a thing, the number of customizable desks started to rise rapidly. But while these let you add or remove some compartments, they often retain their basic shape that was dictated by their design and production. A corner desk forever remains L-shaped, while a square or rectangular table will be that way until it’s broken. When your situation or location changes, you’re pretty much out of luck if your sophisticated desk won’t even fit your room.

What the Den Desk does differently is to offer you the building blocks to assemble your own desk just the way you like it, almost like playing LEGO. You can start with the most basic setup and then grow your desk by adding other parts or accessories, from monitor mounts to even a cabinet on the side. Want a corner desk? Simply slot it in another desktop at an angle and you’re good to go! Should space suddenly become a problem, you can easily separate the pieces to go back to a more space-efficient and minimalist workspace.

What’s even better is that you can assemble and disassemble these pieces with relative ease, almost like playing with those toy bricks. Thanks to the innovative Den Mounting System, you can slide parts into each other with specially-made metal connectors and then secure them with thumbscrews. Say goodbye to the days of hunting for screwdrivers and wrenches to set up or take down your desk with an almost effortless system that might even encourage you to change your desk every so often.

The wins don’t stop there, either. Each piece is an elegant work of craftsmanship and durability, made from furniture-grade Baltic Birch ply for the wooden desktop or black or white powder-coated 6061 aluminum for the legs and privacy panels. As a testament to its sustainability and durability, the Den Desk even comes with a lifetime warranty, relieving owners of the worry that comes whenever they have to move homes or offices. With the Den Desk, you can finally design a workspace that grows with your needs, allowing you to do your best work all the time.

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This colorful writing desk brings energy and playfulness to your busy work

The desk has always been associated with serious activities, whether it’s work from the office, school work, or anything else that requires your utmost concentration. That, unfortunately, gives this piece of furniture a solemn and almost emotionless atmosphere, something people would avoid under normal circumstances. That’s why most people try to add photos, toys, and knickknacks to their desks in an attempt to inject some life into their workspace. Of course, there’s no rule that says that desks need to be somber and serious affairs, as this multi-functional writing desk tries to prove with a dynamic composition of lines and colors that radiate vibrancy and energy that will hopefully help prime your mind for the work that lies ahead.

Designer: Alessandro Mendini (by Porro)

We’ve seen our fair share of desks here at Yanko Design, and most of them take the form of flat horizontal planes with plenty of room for papers, computers, and stationery. There is, however, also a class of desks, particularly writing desks, that are practically vertical shelves with retractable or fall-front/drop-front panels that transform into areas for writing, typing, and any other kind of work. The Linea writing desk is this latter kind, but it goes beyond the typical monochromatic wooden writing desks to add a bit of life to your space.

Based on rediscovered designs by famed postmodernist Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, the Linea writing desk utilizes dynamic lines and bright colors to catch your attention and tickle your mind into activity. There are now gentle curves or circles here, just lines that cross each other to form geometric patterns usually associated with dynamism, such as triangles and diamonds.

Of course, lines aren’t enough to really make a design pop, and Linea also employs bold colors that complement and contrast with each other. The shiny cellulose acetate surfaces bring these hues to life, while the chiaroscuro effect of contrasting dark and light colors gives it more depth. The Linea writing desk goes against the flow of beautiful yet lifeless minimalist desks and makes an ode to boldness and creativity in the hopes of inspiring the same.

The writing desk is actually just one-third of a set that makes up this Linea line. Also part of that family are two low cupboards, one with hinged doors and another with an open face and a drawer. Regardless of the form, all three embrace the same design of lines and colors that capture not only the eyes but also the imagination, giving the brain a little exercise to help get your creative juices flowing for the work you’re about to face.

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The Ultimate Space-Saver: Table Expands 7X from 2 to 12 Seater in Seconds

We live in a time of small apartments and large social circles. Although it isn’t possible to have furniture to entertain a group of 10, the folks at Transforming Table are using clever design tricks and engineering to build the most clever table of all time. Now in its fourth design iteration, the Transformer Table makes a pretty bold claim – it can go from an 18-inch console table to a 10-foot table long enough to feed a party of twelve people. The table’s unique expanding design is so mesmerizing to look at, it still holds the title of the most-viewed product video on Instagram with 131 million views and counting. The fourth iteration now comes with 6 new solid wood finishes to choose from, and with the same expanding framework underneath.

Designer: Transformer Table

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It takes a lot to be able to claim you’ve made the ‘best table in the world’, but with design awards, the highest view-count on Instagram, and the reigning title of being the highest-funded furniture campaign on Kickstarter, the Transformer Table certainly has receipts! Designed for small apartments, the table uses a telescopic sliding mechanism to expand nearly 7x in size, going from an 18-inch console table to a banquet table for up to 12 guests. The table is also accompanied by a self-storing bench that expands in size too, fitting an entire group of people without you needing to buy and stash folding chairs all over your apartment. The table can also support up to 750 pounds, allowing you to lay out an entire Thanksgiving feast on it for friends and family.

With One Panel in Scandinavian Oak

With Two Panels in American Walnut

With 3 Panels in Smoked Hickory

With 4 Panels in Canadian Birch

With 5 Panels in Brazilian Sequoia

Now in its version 4.0, the Transformer Table boasts of 6 new wood finishes inspired by the colors and textures of nature: Scandinavian Oak, American Walnut, Brazilian Sequoia, Canadian Birch, Smoked Hickory, and Aged Elm. The wood is designed to be liquid, heat, and scratch-resistant, and is reinforced by the table’s steel telescopic mechanism which comes with its own lifetime warranty. To expand the table, simply pull its two halves apart and the table expands, revealing the telescopic rails underneath. The table legs on the left and the right are further aided by a set of middle legs that help support the weight of the items kept on the table. After the table is extended by pulling its sides apart, wooden planks are added on top to create a long surface. When the table’s closed, however, the wooden planks can be stacked on top of each other into a separate coffee table, giving you an extra piece of furniture.

Transformer Bench When Closed

Transformer Bench with 5 Panels

The Transformer Table is also accompanied by an expanding Transformer Bench that has its wooden panels stored inside its hollow center. The bench’s height allows it to fit under the table too, making the arrangement utilitarian yet incredibly compact.

The Transformer Table made its debut in 2016, taking the world by storm with its clever expanding design. Seven years and more than 70,000 sold units later, the folks behind the transforming furniture are just getting started. The tables are perfect for people in large cities and small apartments, giving you the option of expanding and accommodating for the occasional set of guests, while still maintaining a compact framework. The new wood finishes are gorgeous, and are designed to last for years, making the table perfect for your first matchbox apartment as well as the 3BHK home you end up buying after a couple of years. The Transformer Table 4.0 ships for free to 35+ countries, and you can grab yours now (along with the Transformer Bench) right before the holiday season.

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The Ultimate Task Chair For Your Home Office Is Designed Using The Insight Of Wheelchair Users

We often underestimate the importance of finding the right office chair. When in reality we really shouldn’t. We spend the majority of our day sitting on chairs, whether we’re working in our home office or a corporate one. Hence, this piece of furniture needs to be not only comfortable but ergonomic, and aesthetic as well. These innovative chair designs are not only a boon to your back, and help you maintain a healthy posture, but are also super comfy to sink into, and will perfectly match the interiors of your modern office. And, one such excellent design is the Anthros Task Chair,

Designer: Anthros

Besides being ergonomic and comfortable, the perfect office chair should also provide maximum flexibility. Since people differ in sizes and preferences, it’s important for the chair to be able to cater to the needs of different people. A variety of modifications must be made available. Anthros has spent quite a lot of time working with wheelchair users, so they know how important the right seating is. They utilized this experience to create a new and improved modern task chair.

Anthros designed this task chair with a completely new approach. They utilized scientific evidence and research to create a task chair that not only supports your productivity, but minimizes pain points, and improves your posture. The Anthros task chair has been registered with the FDA as an official orthotic device to align your body correctly while sitting. The task chair features quite a few impressive features such as an adjustable two-back system to support different body shapes and sizes, as well as a lower support for the base of your spine. It has been equipped with 4D armrests to adjust the height, pivot angle, depth, and weight to create a completely modifiable experience.

The chair is made in the USA and has a 12-year limited warranty. It can be assembled within 5 minutes! Also, Anthros is helping the people who helped them design the chair – the disabled community. 100% of the proceeds raised by the Anthros Foundation will be given to disabled communities from all over the world.

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The Perfect Playground: Miniature Cityscape-shaped Furniture Designed for Inquisitive Cats

Cats are perhaps the most adaptable creatures around. They’re perfectly independent in the wild, have the same survival instincts in the urban jungle, and even when kept indoors, are just as capable of figuring stuff out. A lot of that boils down to the cat being an innately curious, hands-on animal that isn’t afraid to say no to a new challenge. Designed for these cats, the Mocats Multifunctional Cat Furniture lets indoor cats have a taste of the outdoor world. Shaped like a city skyline, the adaptable, modular furniture gives cats their own buildings, apartments, and roofs to explore and conquer. The modular design allows cat-parents to build out the kind of toy that fits their space perfectly. Undulating rooftops add a wonderful touch to the home’s decor, while providing a uniquely intricate piece of furniture for your cat to explore and rest in.

Designer: La Jato del Gato

The brains behind Mocats are a pair of architects and devoted cat owners who understand the delicate balance between feline comfort and human aesthetics. Their inspiration stems from the idea of creating adaptable spaces that cater to the ever-changing needs of cats and their owners. In short, when your cats grow in size or in numbers (or even when they get bored of the old layout), the Mocats can be expanded or altered to keep your furry friends engaged. These cat-scale spaces are built on the principles of flexibility and growth, ensuring that your pet’s furniture evolves with them.

Mocats takes the interaction between humans and cats to a new level. The act of assembling each module and configuring various circuits becomes a bonding experience between human and cat. Owners are given the freedom to choose the pieces and configurations that suit their lifestyle, enhancing the connection between them and their feline companions.

At the heart of Mocats is its modular design, which allows your cat to scratch, climb, hide, observe, sleep, and play to their heart’s content. But it doesn’t stop there – these eco-friendly furniture pieces seamlessly integrate into your home’s decor, adapting to your lifestyle and available spaces. Crafted from cardboard and plywood, Mocats utilizes a manufacturing process that excludes toxic additives, only relying on traditional fixtures like dowels and washers, and ensuring the safety and well-being of your pets. Digital design programs and laser cutting technology are employed to create precise templates and components, bringing down production costs while making assembly a breeze.

The Mocats Multifunctional Cat Furniture is a Silver Winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2023.

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Charmingly Minimalist Nightstand with a Bent Plywood Design holds your Books, Gadgets, and Essentials

Practically a master of his craft at this point, Teixeira’s ‘Cozy Night Stand’ showcases the designer’s creativity as well as bent plywood’s versatility with a block-ish form that’s still incredibly functional. The nightstand features a drawer for bulky items, a nook for hideaway essentials like your laptop, a flat tabletop surface for your phone, bedside clock, and glass of water, and a nifty wedge-shaped storage area for books, magazines, etc. Designed to hold all your essentials, the Cozy still manages to look minimal without abstracting or combining features and details into one form. With the Cozy’s bent plywood construction, there’s still space for nuance while looking slick and lightweight.

Designer: Teixeira Design Studio

You can position the Cozy Nightstand with either its iconic profile facing the front, or with the drawer (which is on the side) facing the front. Having the drawer on the front does take away the charm of the Cozy’s serpentine upper half, but lets you pack furniture into your room without leaving space for the drawer to open.

The drawer aside, the nightstand also has a nook to store essentials, along with the tabletop surface itself for keeping items like your glass of water, smartphone, charger, spectacle case, contact lenses, etc. A wedge on the side lets you keep books you may be reading or important documents you need to have with you for your WFH. Meanwhile, the extreme end of the wedge doubles as a pretty useful headphone stand or even a bookmark, should you choose to drape your open book over the table’s end!

The entire table is fabricated from curved sheets of plywood, giving the Cozy Nightstand a lightweight design and a rounded appeal that you don’t usually get from boxy plywood furniture pieces. Bent plywood is usually perceived as a budget material, but through Teixeira’s explorations, the Portuguese designer has uplifted its perception, building an entire movement of fluid yet functional pieces of haute furniture with them. You can check out all his work here.

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The Snowhouse Sofa Is What A Wooden Sofa Would Look Like If It Experienced Some Snowfall

A beautiful piece of furniture can complete a room. It can be the final piece that makes a space come full circle, building a comfortable and cohesive haven, rather than a random area. Furniture pieces make or break a home, they add to the essence or soul of a home, hence one needs to be extremely picky while choosing a furniture design. The design should be a reflection of you, and what you want your home to be. When you place a piece of furniture in a room, it should instantly integrate with the space, creating a wholesome and organic environment. And, there’s something about a simple, minimalist, and well-done furniture design that completely wins my heart – for example, the Snowboard Sofa by SUNRIU Design.

Designer: SUNRIU Design

SUNRIU Design’s furniture pieces tend to be minimalist, simple, and yet smartly functional. They always manage to incorporate clever storage spaces with maximum comfort and aesthetically pleasing visuals. And the Snowboard Sofa is certainly no exception. We’re heading into fall, and before we know it winter will strike us out of nowhere! Winter brings with it low temperatures, ice-cold snow, and cups of warm cocoa. When the snow daintily falls and accumulates on the ground, trees, roofs of houses, or even on top of our cars it leaves a soft, subtle, and lovely impression. Of course, ignoring the ice-cold bit. The Snowhouse Sofa is what a wooden sofa would look like if it experienced some snowfall!

The wood is covered with cushy white cushions to give the idyllic impression of fallen snow. The edges are rounded, adding a depth of softness to the furniture piece. The ends of the sofa are hollow, with nifty little spaces to store books, magazines, and other miscellaneous items.

The bottom spaces are intended for storage with a limited depth. while the spaces on the top are for structural support, which also function as passages for your cats! These sections also feature an opening to facilitate cleaning and maintenance – in case your cat leaves a mess inside. The various elements of the seats can be configured to create diverse configurations according to your personal needs and requirements, and the requirements of your home.

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Exploring the Jaipur Furniture Collection: A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity

When it comes to furniture design, there are pieces that simply transcend function and become works of art. The Jaipur Furniture Collection by Sonal Tuli is precisely that — an exquisite fusion of tradition and modernity that pays homage to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur, India.

The primary function of the Jaipur Furniture Collection is to serve as functional furniture. Yet, it transcends this purpose by encapsulating the spirit and legacy of Jaipur itself. It masterfully incorporates design elements derived from Jaipur’s iconic architecture and the intricate art of blue pottery. Each piece within this collection, including the Jaipur sideboard, chandelier, mirror, and rug, serves as a modern homage to the city’s cultural richness and traditional crafts.

Designer: Sonal Tuli

The true essence of this collection, however, lies in its craftsmanship. Handcrafted in India, every piece showcases the skill and artistry of local craftsmen. The strategic use of white marble and lapis lazuli, complemented by stone inlay and overlay techniques, adds an aura of opulence and timelessness to the furniture. These techniques, deeply rooted in India’s heritage, demand a level of expertise passed down through generations.

Beyond aesthetics, the Jaipur Furniture Collection effortlessly balances functionality and elegance. For instance, the Jaipur sideboard unveils a glimpse of pink when its shutter is opened—a subtle nod to Jaipur’s famous pink sandstone. When illuminated, the Jaipur chandelier and pendant breathe life into traditional patterns inspired by lapis lazuli against the backdrop of pristine white marble. Even the Jaipur mirror offers versatility through its backlit knobs.

For Sonal, the journey from conceptualization to realization was not devoid of challenges. Originally envisioned with delicate blue pottery tiles, the collection had to pivot towards more durable materials, such as white marble, due to practical constraints. Furthermore, the Jaipur console underwent a redesign to facilitate ease of transportation.

The Jaipur Furniture Collection is a Gold Winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2023.

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The Bend Chair Looks Like Pure Chocolate But Is Made From Coffee Waste

A great chair or chairs is/are the backbone of your living space. A grave mistake we make is underestimating the importance of the perfect chair. When we really shouldn’t! We spend the majority of our day sitting on chairs, whether we’re working in our home office, enjoying a meal, or simply sitting and reading a book for leisure! Hence, this piece of furniture needs to be not only comfortable but ergonomic and aesthetic as well. The right chair is a boon to your back, helping you maintain a healthy posture, while also managing to perfectly complement the interiors of your home. And we may have found a pretty cool and sustainable one for you – the Bend Chair.

Designer: Waste is More

Designed by the Thai design brand Waste is More, the Bend Chair is built using coffee-based waste, recycled plastic, and wood. The simple and minimalist-looking chair’s seat, back, and arm are made from More’s signature PlasCoff material. The material combines recycled plastic with waste from coffee bean processing, making it a pretty sustainable option for your home!

The various PlasCoff elements are available in three neutral colorways – light beige Crema, a sandy-colored Latte, and a rich brown Espresso. The interesting part is that the deeper the shade, the higher the content of coffee waste. The tones contain two, ten, and twenty percent coffee waste respectively, so you can pick the tone that calls out to you and your living room.

The frame of the chair is built using locally sourced rubber tree timber, which is available in a wide range of finishes and treatments. The chairs can be equipped with a small or large backrest depending on the user’s needs and requirements. The users can also choose between an armchair or a chair without arms. The Bend Chair looks like pure chocolate, but unfortunately it isn’t edible. Its rich and decadent looks would make it a sophisticated and sleek addition to your home space, allowing you to add some wooden elegance without occupying too much space. The Bench Chair is the perfect chair to pick if you’re looking for a mix of ergonomics, functionality, sustainability, and good looks!

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Colorful Compact Furniture Design Alternates Between A Side Table & Stool Depending Upon Your Need

There’s just something about a smartly designed piece of furniture, that can meet a number of needs, that ticks all the checkboxes of me. And if they also manage to be space-saving, and somewhat transformative, that’s some additional brownie points for them. Since space constraint is a legitimate real-time issue in most modern apartments today, it’s become almost imperative to search and seek out functional, ergonomic, and compact furniture designs for our homes. And a furniture design that I recently came across, that would be an excellent addition to your contemporary homes is the S1 stool and side table by Alexander Lotersztain.

Designer: Alexander Lotersztain for Derlot

Designed by Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain for the furniture brand Derlot, the minimalist and simple S1 stool doubles up as a handy side table! The stool/side table has a simple form that is inspired by an I-beam, which is a structural member with an I-shaped cross-section. The S1 stool is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, owing to its versatile form and universal design.

“Strikingly minimalist, S1 captures the modesty of a stool yet quietly commands any space,” said Australian brand Derlot. “S1 can be both a stool or a side table for indoor or outdoor use – a solid reminder that simplicity equals versatility.”  The stool is crafted from a durable thermoplastic called low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which makes it a fully recyclable product that can be recycled at the end of its life cycle. The S1 stool and side table is available in a range of varied colors such as orange and green.

The furniture piece is also available in three heights to maximize its versatility. It is an adaptable and functional design that is an excellent fit for modern homes where space issues seem to reign supreme. You can alternate between the piece’s stool and side table form, switching between both variants depending on the need of the hour. All in all, the S1 side table and stool is a minimalist, utilitarian, and functional piece that can fit into any corner of your home. It occupies minimum space while providing maximum functionality.

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