Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Living Room vs Multi-media work at home office

Materials: Malm occasional tables, Expedit 2×4, Besta, Lillangen

Description: We needed a work@home desk to be included in our living room. But we didn’t want to see cables and PCs! We needed to fight against 2 desktop PCs, 2 laptops and 4 monitors. We opted for 2 Malm occasional tables (length 211 cm) to be used as shelves, without the legs. These 2 Malm have been hung between the wall on the right side and the Expedit 2×4 on the left. To do this, we used L profiled aluminium bars, screwed into the wall and into Expedit.

One Malm occasional table (length 191 cm) was used as sliding desk for hosting 2 keyboards a 2 laptops.
On the bottom, 1 Besta 20x120x64 with a Lillangen 20x60x64 contain 2 desktop PCs. We refined this base storage with Besta/Vara sliding doors with a structure 180 cm large.

When it is closed, cables disappear, as well as keyboards and laptops go under the monitors’ shelf!

~ FROLA, italy

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3 Responses to Living Room vs Multi-media work at home office

  1. selma says:

    Looks great. I will have to design something similar soon enough too. I plan to use the long side of a 1×4 expedit as a hanging door – or whatever it’s called – the kind you fix with a piano hinge to the shelf and when you open it it can become a desk … You open it downward and you fix it with chains. While closed it would hide the monitor/laptop, cables etc. Sorry, I don’t know if I described it correctly :S. We already have a 2×4 expedit to use as a base for this “desk”.

  2. Amy says:

    Looks amazing!

  3. I always love reading these types of post. How people gradually shape a space is real and inspiring.

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