Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

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Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

This desk by Japanese studio Torafu Architects looks like a doll's house, with little windows in the walls and a pendent lamp inside.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

The hatches can be left closed for greater privacy when you need to concentrate, or opened up and used as shelves.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

There's a round hole in the top to hold a plant pot and a matching stool includes storage space beneath the seat pad.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

The Koloro-desk was designed for plywood manufacturers Ichiro to showcase their polyester-coated plywood.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

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Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

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Ichiro-iro is a series of furniture designed for the decorative plywood maker Ichiro.

Ichiro creates in-house blends for the paints used in its polyester plywood, demonstrating a consistent dedication to supplying the right color that involves a willingness to custom-tint even single sheets.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

The concept for the ichiro-iro series is that of 'tools for the real you', where 'iro' is the Esperanto* word for‘tool’.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

The first items in the series are the koloro-desk and koloro-stool.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

‘Koloro’is also an Esperanto word, meaning color, and the koloro pieces have been designed to make optimum use of the vibrant polyester decorative plywood at which Ichiro excels.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

koloro-desk – a place to 'nest' at ease

The koloro-desk has windows at various locations, opening to give a more open and accessible feel while a small private room where no one can disturb you is created when closed.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

Lighting and potted plants can be added, and there are windows for displaying the occasional ornament, hooks for bags, and a cord manager allowing PC use.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

Arrange the koloro-desk to make a study for Dad, a play area for a child, a hobby space or however you like it to be.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

koloro-stool - complete with storage capacity

Designed to complement the koloro-desk, the koloro-stool is shaped like a vaulting horse, and under the soft cushioned seat is a box for storing toys and other small miscellaneous items.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

* Esperanto was devised as a common international language allowing people all over the world to communicate more easily.

Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects

  • https://www.facebook.com/jeslaineh Jessica Helmandollar

    Wow that's exactly what I was looking for in a desk. Perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1601935746 Chris Held

    Rad. Perfect combination of private escapism and in-school suspension!

  • Nobody2

    We're always trying to open up our desk's view to get away from the workplace. This desk turns that idea on its head, and is able to transport the workspace into a different realm with a smaller enclosed space, and even adds some privacy. Pretty damn creative.

  • Jerzy K.

    No chance to think outside the box with this one…

  • http://originofcool.com David Lowe

    This reminds me of the Zoetrope, an early style of film where you rotated a cylinder to see the image move. This is a very cool idea and I love the way that you can have your own environment wherever you are in the room. Really inspiring.

  • Fede

    get focus! or die trying!