MyBox Desk Prototype by Iiro Viljanen for Martela

MyBox Desk Prototype by Iiro Viljanen for Martela

Aaron Able
Sep 9, 2009
Two MyBox prototypes on display at the Martela showroom and offices in Helsinki, Finland.

The idea behind MyBox is simple and straightforward — a desk or workstation that can be put away.

Designed for use with laptops and accessorized with castors, a bulletin board, cord management and a locking lid, the MyBox prototype by Martela designer Iiro Viljanen is an ideal solution for small spaces — while the desk's everyday mess can be put away, the closed lid still provides the function of a table or work surface.

The hinged lid (made from thin, powder-coated steel) supports a built-in, upholstered bulletin board. MyBox is surprisingly easy to move on lockable castors and its proportions allow multiple units to quickly converge into a larger conference-sized table. Transforming furniture with multiple functions is always a good idea in our book!

Iiro Viljanen also designed the James task chair shown in the pictures.

(Images: Aaron Able)

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