In this day and age, as homes seem to be becoming smaller and smaller due to the rise in real estate prices, any idea that maximizes the available spaces is more than welcome. Designer Robert van Embricqs has created a piece that might as well become a landmark of functional design—one that is also in touch with the times as dozens of fields have moved to a work-from-home format. The Flow Wall Desk is a piece of wall art that doubles as a wooden desk. One can turn the wall hanging into a functional desk and then just as easily put away their workspace, regaining a living area once it's time to log off.
“Van Embricqs was inspired by recent global events and the longer-term trends that precede them, to devise a statement piece that lends dignity to the digital workspace through craft, warm textures, and durably engineered fastenings,” the project states. However, its potential doesn't stop at tiny urban apartments; they could also be a welcome addition to libraries, hotels, schools, and any other indoor area with limited space where a desk might be needed.
To Van Embricqs, usability demands that an everyday object—such as a desk–should be created taking into account the user’s psychology. “This led to the notion of a transformation in form and purpose achieved through a single, simple gesture that everyone can familiarize themselves with,” writes the designer. To achieve this, the vertical slabs emerge from the wall like a hand-held fan, supported by specifically placed hinges, which Van Embricqs chose to leave exposed to establish a visual rhythm and ensure that the form can follow its function.
“With a single turn by hand around its axis, a tabletop is created and once in its horizontal position, the tabletop is supported by wooden slats, creating a more natural look and organic effect that also serves as a screen for more privacy,” says Van Embricqs. “And when it comes to functionality, each part of the Flow Wall Desk has been specifically engineered without losing the appeal to attract, just like a folding magic trick with a well-kept secret.”
If you’re interested in purchasing the Flow Wall Desk, it is currently available for €2,195, (approximately $2,323.43) on Van Embriqs’ website.
Designer Robert van Embricqs has created an amazing piece of functional design—the Flow Wall Desk doubles as piece of wall art and a work station.
One can easily put away their desk with a simple gesture, regaining a living area once it's time to log off.
“Van Embricqs was inspired by recent global events and the longer-term trends that precede them, to devise a statement piece that lends dignity to the digital workspace through craft, warm textures, and durably engineered fastenings.”
Its potential doesn't stop at tiny urban home living; it could also be a welcome addition to libraries, hotels, schools, and any other indoor area with limited space where a desk might be needed.
See how the transformation of the Flow Wall Desk works in the video below:
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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Robert van Embricqs.
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