Forwards, sideways, backwards
by Anna Moldenhauer | 1/25/2019
Whether as a desk, a console or a make-up desk, sol is truly multi-talented. Two perfectly interlocking extendable shells – one made of natural wood, the other upholstered with leather – form the basic concept. Three unique versions are available: Hanging at any height, supported by two legs, four-legged or even free-standing in the room, sol is virtually bursting with excitement.
Tender details support the feminine character such as the delicate wood vein on the front edge of the leather-upholstered upper shell and the lightly flared legs. The technical ingenuity remains discretely concealed until the design elements softly float apart. Available in all types of wood, the organizational system expertly translates classical form language into current design. Designer Sebastian Desch expertly plays with the tension from the rounded and angular contours; exposed cross-cut wooden edges impressively highlight the solid wood character. Used as room furniture, a leather-upholstered rear panel charmingly comes into its own.
The secret helpers in day-to-day life are housed modestly. An outlet with a USB port, the innovative charging function Qi for mobile phones as well as small speakers in a channel provide order and contemporary functionality, offering a gap as a cable outlet on stand-by even when closed. TEAM 7 is already thinking ahead with sol: cables can be bundled together with a tube made of Stricktex; furthermore an attachment with integrated lamp is available.