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Smith Pro by Jonathan Olivares for Danese

American designer Jonathan Olivares has designed a mobile, metal storage unit for Italian brand Danese.


Manufactured in two sizes, the products can be used as informal seating and low tables.


The unit can be suspended from the edge of a desk or wheeled around the workspace on castors.


Constructed from sheet metal, the pieces are finished in white, red, black or grey.


Here's some more information from Danese:


Smith Pro

Smith Pro is, like Smith, a moveable multifunctional storage that differs completely from any other classical type of furniture and stems from contemporary needs of living in both work and home environments.  It belongs to the new generation of hybrid and versatile objects developed by Danese, in which the user changes his/her perception of the object. Like Smith, it represents the mobile extension of our territories and can store anything. It is a private space in which you can arrange your own world of objects and with which you can live your daily life.


However, Smith Pro is most of all a secondary worktop that you can put next to your working position to add a useful working surface and support all the other technological devices that, nowadays, are essential to our working environment. It is perfect to hold a printer and the shelf down below is big enough for A3 sheets of paper. This is why it can be seen as an extension of classical worktops and can be used in other situations and for multiple purposes. It replaces the classical chest of drawers and it is suitable for all those working circumstances in which the digital pieces of equipment finally have a dedicated space.

The possibility to use two different containing spaces helps achieve better organization.

The first one, the smallest, is given by the space between the two tops. It is a sort of “open drawer”. The second top is more protected and reserved but easily accessible.


On the contrary, the bottom area is wider so that it can easily contain several ring-binders and can be used as a small “mobile archive”; very useful in modern working situations.


In a mobile work scenario, Smith Pro can be used as a temporary desk positioned next to two informal seats. It is a little shorter than a traditional table.


On the other hand, if it is used as domestic support, it can turn into stand for a TV or game console. It can replace a cart or a table with the addition of interesting functional options.

materials & finishes:

painted metal sheet in white, red, black, grey