Looking to the world of architecture and his background in steelworking when creating the Rail Desk for MENU, Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa explored the way in which we use space and the way in which design elements can be adapted to serve different functions. The neat, precision-made piece in natural or stained oak conveys a sense of serene practicality.
With multiple functions – as a desk, counter, or shelf to store books, hung at any height you choose – it lends itself to almost any setting and fits neatly into living areas as well as bedrooms where space is at a premium. The minimalist steel bracket is inspired by the handrail of a staircase and the wooden platform provides a tactile contrast.
Materials and Finishes
- Materials: Oak veneer, MDF, steel
- Tabletop Color: Dark stained oak
- Frame Color: Black (RAL 9005)