Sofa with Built-In Shelves and Tables
Some people enjoy the full separation of work and play that a comfy couch affords, while others would prefer to be able to work while lounging on their own home or office sofa. For the latter, this remarkably simple design provides a series of flip-up wood-grain platforms that provide as-needed desk and shelving space right where you sit.
The Trio by Julia Hamid is named after the three panels that set this sofa design apart. Other than these, the design is quite simple, modern and conventional – a thin plywood band wraps around set of comfy rectangular modern cushions.
Whether you want to make it a primary work station or simply need more flip-open places to put meals or gadgets while you relax on your couch, this design uses a single set of elegant low-tech design moves to add a great deal of functionality.
“3d studio max rendering – ‘Trio’ is a sofa designed with a table that turns over from both sides and from behind of the sofa to allow users to use a laptop or dine in various sitting positions. It is ideal for people who often spend their time on the sofa relaxing and working on a laptop. Easy access to the table whilst sitting on the sofa, with finger pull along the side edges.
The outside faces are surrounded by veneered panels of American Walnut. The sofa is supported on a powder-coated steel frame.”
“Sofa prototype – Upholstered 2-seater sofa in beige, with fiber-filled cushions and foam seats. The outside faces are surrounded by veneered panels of American Walnut. The tables that turn over have a veneered finish on both sides. The sofa is supported on a powder-coated steel frame.”
About designer Julia Hamid:
“I am currently a student at Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design studying Furniture and Product Design. I have recently completed my second year of the four year sandwich degree.”