Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay Thursday 03 May 2012

The Deskbox is a practical small table/cabinet that is hung onto a wall and it is ideal for settings where there is little space available for furniture.

It is an elegant small work place, which is excellent for working on a laptop for instance, and it can be retracted to form a closed box, half the size of the table top.

The Deskbox represents a new typology in Arco's focus on tables, which is an area of specialisation that sets the company apart from others. Continuous research often leads to new inventions and solutions.

This design from Raw Edges originated from the project Arco Okay 2011, where Arco challenged ten designers to develop new ideas, based on the production possibilities of the company. Desk Box is based on the parallel mechanism from earlier sewing boxes, which Arco used to produce a long time ago.

designer biog

Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay

Soon after graduating from the Royal College of Art, Shay Alkalay became very well known with Pivot, a special type of drawers for Arco and the Stack for Established&Sons. He is most fascinated by functional items that can move and change and, in cooperation with his partner Yael Mer, they founded the design studio Raw Edges.