We love a good space-saving design and when we stumbled upon Nubo, manufactured by Ligne Roset, we were in love. The wall shelf metamorphoses into a treasure box, evocative of a suitcase with its bar of soap-like lines – like the Air France blue fabric traveling case of the 1960s. Its rounded cloud shape and luminous yet warm association of natural oak and sky blue wool fabric also fall into the same vintage Scandinavian register.
Its modesty of purpose (a space-saving little occasional desk for mini laptop or tablet) is ennobled by its functional and aesthetic treatment which recalls the luxurious sea chests used for the voyages of yesteryear or the folding furniture used on military campaigns (Napoleon). Such themes as are beloved of Louis Vuitton and Hermès, for example. A decorative wall-mounted element which takes up little space (depth 14 cm), Nubo offers, when open, a functional work surface equipped with a cable slit and a retaining bar for documents.