ISSUE 23  |  Summer Color

5 Favorites: Wall-Mounted Space-Saving Furniture

June 04, 2012 2:15 PM

BY Janet Hall

Wall-mounted furniture: a saving grace for small-space living. Here are five of our current space-saving furniture favorites, from outdoor bars to desks to dining tables.

Above: From Mash Studios, the LAX Series Wall Mounted Dining Table is made in California of English walnut with a natural oil finish; $420 at Yliving.

Above: Here's an innovative space-saving furniture design for outdoor entertaining: The Loll Wallbanger. Designed with Urbancase, the Loll Wallbanger is intended for outdoor cocktail parties. The fold-open bar is made of 100-percent recycled high-density polyethylene, and comes in a choice of eight colors; $399 at Horne.

Above: A longtime favorite, the LAX Series Wall Mounted Desk from Mash Studios is made in California of English walnut with a natural oil finish. The sliding cabinet doors are made from folded white powder-coated aluminum that slides freely on a grooved track. The corresponding LAX Wall Mounted Shelves can be hung high for over-desk storage or low to act as a buffet or credenza; $720 and $730 respectively at Design Public.

Above: The Ledge is a clever space-saving cord-management system, drawer, and pullout shelf/work surface from Seattle-based Urbancase. The wall-mounted desk is available in red lacquer or walnut; $1,300 and $1,500 respectively at the A+R Store.

Above: The Clever Wall Hanger, designed by Markus Boge and Patrick Frey, is a wall-mounted drawer that works equally well as a night table in the bedroom, a phone table in the hall, or a storage table in the office. The steel mount is fixed to the wall, and the drawer slides onto it. The birch plywood drawer can be ordered in white, red, or black. Available in small and large; €125 and €145 at Manufactum. (N.B. For more wall-mounted shelves, see "10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems.")

Above two: New from UK-based design duo Raw Edges (creators of the Stack for Established and Sons) is the Deskbox, designed for Dutch furniture brand Arco. A hit at the recent Salone Mobile in Milan, the Deskbox can be fixed to a wall and acts as a shelf and container (with a clever single pencil holder) when closed. Unfold the top and you have an instant writing desk or laptop station.