Materials: Pine Wood, Birch, Nails, Screws, Hinges
Price Point: $1000-$1200
"At first glance, it looks like a bookshelf with storage compartments. Then at a closer look, with the doors at full swing, they reveal a work space with enough room to store boxes of paints and art supplies. With a retractable desk on the bottom that could also be used as a bench..."
"I also attached two Ikea bookshelves to make a "L" desk for my music recording, and have the wiring organized neatly into the compartment space of the storage unit, including the amplifier.
At night time, I use it as a home theater simply by placing a blank canvas onto the center. Then after the movie, I just slide back the bed that was placed on the opposite side of the room during the day to save room. I'm a 23 years old college student that lives in my family's living room, which is only about 8x8 feet. The bed fits 1.5 persons, so when my girlfriend comes over, we cuddle comfortably. This was created out of the frustration that I lacked my "own space" and by placing up simple partition walls I'm able to use the corners effectively. It is also my first furniture project. "
Designer: Ilin Chung
Location: Flushing, NY
Panic Table by Joseph & Andee Hess
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