Keiji Ashizawa Design
MENU’s new Rail Desk, imagined by Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa, explores the way in which we use space and how design elements can be adapted to serve different functions. Looking to the world of architecture, the neat, precisionmade piece 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 attaches to a wall and takes its cues from the handrail of a staircase. The wooden platform, available in natural or stained oak, provides a tactile contrast to the precision metalwork.
“Neat. Serene. Practical. This small desk has multiple functions; as a little library or workspace, or as additional counter space. The beautiful design fits into any space, and the combinational of tactile wood and lightweight steel create an expression of minimal beauty.” – Keiji Ashizawa
H: 21,2 cm, W: 92 cm, D: 45 cm
Our wooden furniture is offered in two different types – natural wood veneers and solid wood – equal in beauty and with only minor differences in look and durability. Wood veneers are made from thin sheets of natural wood that are applied to a base of MDF, plywood or chipboard, giving the surface the appearance of solid wood. The final product is then varnished with polyurethane for a durable, easy-care finish and to prevent spills damaging the surface and underlying design. Wood veneer furniture uses less wood than its solid counterparts, making it a more affordable option. Furthermore, wood veneers are less prone to splintering and warping that can result from a solid wood design.