Tables by Raw Edges for Arco

Posted on 25th April by admin

London design studio Raw Edges presented its dressing table and a desk with hinged drawers for Dutch brand Arco at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last week.

The piece is a development of the designers’ Pivot project for the brand, originally launched with a cascading two-drawer unit in 2008. Two drawers hinge, rather than slide, out of the body of the cabinet, which is made from lacquered oak. The desk and dressing table versions have shorter legs and either a deeper table top or recess for a mirror along the back.

The highly successful Pivot, a wall cabinet with two drawers, launched by Arco in 2008, has since been publicized and exhibited worldwide and has won various awards. The designer, Shay Alkalay, created the prototype in just three days. The fact that the drawers hinge rather than slide makes it possible to open both drawers at the same time, creating a new typology.

There are now two different versions of the Pivot. Alkalay: “The Pivot is ideal if you don’t have much space, and also for things that don’t require much space. It also makes a very handy little work table with drawers – a writing desk that is just the thing for a laptop.”

The original cabinet has been made slightly lower and has been given an integrated desk top to create the Pivot Desk. The Pivot Vanity is a make-up table with a recess for a mirror in the top.

Raw-Edges is the official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay which started after many years of sharing life, thoughts, ideas and everything in-between. Yael’s main focus includes turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Now is their work they share a common goal to create objects that have never been seen before.


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