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The Flatmate: A desk that fits into literally any apartment

By 12.14.12

Got a tiny apartment? Many do. So small you can barely fit a bed and a chair into it, forget a desk? Not anymore, thanks to the Flatmate.



The Flatmate is actually some cleverly designed furniture. To start with, the whole thing is just 27″x44″x4″ when completely folded up, which is about as discreet as furniture gets before getting into the realm of inflatable couches.

When you need your actual desk, the top portion folds down on a hydraulic spring and locks into place. Built into the top is a laptop charging cord, a workspace light, a table stand, and a few small shelves for storing office related stuff. It’s not design for a desktop… but who has one of those anyway?

The bottom portion is designed to store discs, documents, and the other office related stuff that you might need but don’t want lying around. Once you’re done, fold up the top and go about your day.

It’s a fairly elegant solution to an incredibly annoying problem. It’s not yet in the States, but if you must have one, they’re available for order now.

Flatmate [Mueller]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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