Published on February 24th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Corner workstation

Materials: Corner workstation MIKAEL, some small paper or cd boxes MACKIS

Description: In the original corner worstation, I disliked the metallic storages, not useful and fast shambolic.

That’s why, instead of, I fixed some small paper or cd boxes. Then, I painted facades to match them with the wall. To finish, I added LEDs to light the work-surface and fixed my internet box.

~ Fraineau Nicolas, France (Toulouse)

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9 Responses to Corner workstation

  1. Beto says:

    I like the desk. I have one myself. I made the mistake of putting cups and glasses of water/tea on it and now it’s rotting/bubbling. I wanted to re-buy the desk or find something to hide it with but nothing so far. I like your set up. It’s nice.

    • VFleary says:

      I made the exact same mistake and am looking for the exact same thing. The rest of the desk is sturdy, but the desk top (beyond the cups and bubbles) has creepily worn away from sheer use (you can see where my arms rest and where things move around on it. If you’ve found a solution please share. I’m considering getting some clear acrylic and cutting it custom to cover the front portion at least.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very nice indeed. Good inspiration for when I get mine. Thanks!

  3. SneaKers says:

    Sympa le support pour la freebox :)

  4. Fraineau Nicolas says:

    Thanks to all for your compliments !

    Yes, it’s well FIRA (Photo) and MACKIS (Photo) boxes, and 4 Leds (Photo), one under the glass sculpture on the right ;-)

    For the chair, it is a NOMINELL Ikea Swivel chair with armrests of origin with a pair of jeans, sold in France, a few years ago.

  5. meerkat says:

    love the overall aesthetic. did you reupholster the chair with a pair of jeans. if so, can you do a tutorial on that. thanks meera

  6. IKEA Spotter says:

    Sob. I miss the FIRA and MACKIS. Why IKEA, why?

    On topic: Lovely hack. Simple, practical and well executed. Looks great.

  7. Serena says:

    That is a great looking hack. I love the colour matching scheme of the boxes with the orange wall. Nice indeed!

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