#006 SideSeat by Studio Makkink & Bey
for Proof


Product news: Dutch designers Studio Makkink & Bey have combined a desk, shelves and swivel chair to create a flexible workspace in a single item of furniture.

006 SideSeat by Studio Makkink and Bey for PROOFF

Designed for Dutch Brand PROOFF, the chair can be spun ninety degrees so the arm can be used as a side table and partition while reading, or a surface for desk-based work.

006 SideSeat by Studio Makkink and Bey for PROOFF

The seat is raised above the chunky base so it can move independently from the rest of the piece.

006 SideSeat by Studio Makkink and Bey for PROOFF

A shelving unit propped on two feet sit at one end and extends out past the seat so legs can fit underneath. Surfaces can be mixed and matched with shades of beige and bright blue.

006 SideSeat by Studio Makkink and Bey for PROOFF

The product was first shown at last year's Super Brands London event during London Design Festival and has since gone into production.

006 SideSeat by Studio Makkink and Bey for PROOFF

Other designs by Studio Makkink & Bey on Dezeen include a shoe store full of seemingly infinite staircases and a house built from scaffolding.

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  • Looks extremely functional. I could see this being used by a lot of people!

  • Takashi Aito

    What is the purpose of the chunky base? Why all the trouble to create such a redundant piece of furniture? Wouldn’t a simple table with a swivel chair serve the purpose?

  • Iikka

    Looks more form than function to me. It wouldn’t be very comfortable to use as a desk with your right leg pinched against the angled underside and you can’t reach the storage cubbies without getting up and walking around the thing. The base of the chair seems to mainly serve the purpose of preventing you from moving your feet around like you’ll want to do after sitting for a while. The idea here is fine, but the design is getting in the way.

  • mlk

    This thing looks like some weird degenerate. Put it in the street; people will give it money.

  • Michael

    Finally, someone has solved the issue for students not having enough surfaces to graffiti while in class. I like the one-size-fits-all right-handed oriented desk. I can completely see myself getting pinched in this version as a way to shake up comfort.

    This is off on so many impractical levels. Leveling such a piece of furniture, dual orientations, lack of ergonomics, separated usages, weight and intended user. I’m not sure what this desk wants to be.

  • amsam

    It looks sweet, but I hope offices are moving in the opposite direction – more fluid, more standing desks, less boxed into small modules.

    • Juan

      The only sensible comment. Thanks.

  • Denis

    A message from the 1970s.