This witty idea belongs to Swedish designer Ola Giertz. The simplistic Clamp lamp, produced by lighting brand Oriva, can be attached to many different types of furniture easily. Inspired by a classic clothespin, the piece bears a familiar form and offers an equally familiar function. Just clamp it to any shelf or edge and let there be light.
Another coat hanger caught my eye this week. This multifunctional piece has been envisioned by Portuguese-born and UK based designer Gonçalo Campos. In the Wallmonds hanger he created a solution for keeping things at hand, in a simple and elegant way. The wave-like curves allow you to hang your clothes and accessories, and the frame can house your mail, phone, keys and other small items. The hanger is made from birch plywood and treated with natural olis. Sold here.
This 20sqm (around 215 sqf) studio apartment has been transformed into a workspace for an artist. Authors of the project, architects Ranaan Stern and Shany Tal, equipped the space with many versatile details and, most importantly, ample storage. The drawers and cupboards were designed to accommodate contents of various sizes, perfect for oversized paintings and posters. The smaller compartments can be taken down from the larger units and placed on the table for easy access. The sliding panels feature peg holes and can serve as bulletin boards, art displays or modular easels. The studio also includes a folding bed, that is completely invisible behind the sliding door when not in use.
This streamlined clothing rack, aptly called Line, is definitely a looker. Created by design studio Apartment 8 for home interiors brand Schönbuch, the piece appears more like an art object than a utilitarian item. Line features a pull-out hook for larger things like outerwear and a series of smaller hooks in the middle, for your bags, scarves etc. When not in use, Line folds completely flat, allowing flow even in a tightest areas of your apartment. The hanger comes in 44 colors, so it should seamlessly blend with any decor.
This beautiful minimalist piece has been created by German designer Felix Stark. Weightless and neutral, the secretary desk can fit in any corner and blend with any style – a great idea for a small apartment. In spite of its size and transparent design, the desk provides ample storage. And thanks to the hidden compartment on the back, it reduces cable clutter as well.
The Nubo desk, created by Copenhagen-based design studio GamFratesi, has been inspired by vintage Air France luggage of the 60s. Space-saving and aesthetically pleasing, the piece is a perfect contender for a small apartment. It provides enough room for a laptop or occasional filing. In its open state, Nubo features a functional work surface equipped with a cable slit and a retaining bar for documents. When closed, it turns into a pin board.
As a gal, I’m very excited about this design. Tabeau dressing table by Belgium-based designer Nicole Brock is comprised of volumes and materials that are connected by magnets. You can combine them in various ways to fit your space and your habits. It can be sat up as a console (some women prefer standing while performing their beauty routine) or as a classic vanity table. The piece is easy to put together and take apart. It even has a little detachable suitcase that can be taken to other destinations. Wishlisted.
Roll is a versatile piece designed for children’s rooms by Danish company Utzon Kids. Playful and interactive, it transforms into many different shapes. One minute, it’s a chair, then a lounger, and next a little cave to hide in. Thanks to its ability to change shape and purpose, Roll can help children to develop their creative sides and motor skills. It can grow with its owner too. When the age of pillow castles is over, Roll can be upcycled into a lounge chair or a pouf.