Slim Office by Bertjan Pot



Cologne 09: manufacturers Arco launched a collection of office furniture by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot at Design Post in Cologne, Germany, yesterday.


Called Slim Office, the range is an adaptation of Pot's Slim table design, made from oak veneer on steel.


Accessories are attached with magnets and include a drawer, pen holders and privacy panel.


Pot also designed a wall-mounted magnet board and a chair called Skinny for the office range.


The following information is from Arco:

Slim Office
design Bertjan Pot

The innovative character of Bertjan Pot’s Slim table has already garnered numerous prestigious awards, including the Dutch Design Award 2007 and the IF Gold Award 2008.


The secret to this whisper-thin yet very solid table is its unique steel-sandwich construction, which features a layer of wood.


Steel also plays a leading role in ‘Slim Office’, which employs the Slim table as a desk: magnets are used to attach all of the functions and accessories to the table and therefore everything can be moved around.


This combination of elegance and high tech innovation presents the utmost freedom and user-friendliness. The quirky design of the Skinny Office chair ties it all together.


Material: oak veneer on sandwich construction
Dimensions(cms): 190x90x75 / 210x90x75 / 240x90x75 / 280x90x75
Accessories: privacy panel, cable management magnets, drawer, adapter storage unit, wastepaper basket, magnet board with magnets and pen holders





  • One

    Nice and neat,… Good idea to mount drawer by magnet… yes? Fantasic looking wood, as well. The chair is a bit silly for this fine table.

  • modular

    This is a it 80-ish…

  • omar

    nice stuff.

  • Cr

    I am loving it !

  • stefan

    yeah great idea, magnets+electronic equipment=love. and don`t forget to put your credin card on this table.
    the chair is quite ugly

  • Will

    Forgive me for my ignorance to nuance, but it doesn’t seem overtly unique. Boring, even.

  • ieva

    Very nice. I like it!

  • charlotte

    mmm so lovely !
    I <3 Bertjan Pot

    although I’m not too fond of the chair either

  • saitoh
  • eyes

    Shock horror, hold the front page ! ……………….”A corner bin also discovered on the Fukasawa website. Design world bears up to harsh reality of co existing products”.

    Thanks Saitoh ;)

  • sluggo

    the wastepaper basket needs a flat side to attach. It’s an outgrowth of necessity.

  • Azm

    YUMMY its cool, except the silly chair.

  • step_out_of_a_triangle_and_into_striped_light

    i’m scared that the magnets might damage my iphone or ibook or imouse as pictured above. iconcerned

  • Will

    Nice system, chair needs to be killed though really not in harmony with the considered design, looks like a school chair by KI or steelcase. As for the bin comments above, Fukasawa was certainly not the first to do this, try brabantia’s cupboard bin plus many more. This is a really nice development of an age old idea.

  • Richard

    Clever sandwich construction to keep the materials ‘whsiper-thin’. Now I know how to design a wooden panel to be magnet-friendly.

  • http://none hilde koenders

    like the short armrest, is reminds me of the fixed bikes handles