Urban deck space is a rare commodity and cluttering your deck with furniture is a difficult thing to justify doing when you have so little room for anything. The obvious solution, yet one so easily missed (except by industrial and furniture designer Sandy Lam) is to integrate your deck furniture pieces with the deck structure itself – to hide your needed seating and work spaces in plain sight.

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A bench and a table are one set of things but the possibilities for shaping furniture and exterior spaces from hidden and recessed panels in your deck surface are relatively limitless. One could imagine space-saving designs that would actually provide modular shelters, storage spaces and auxiliary surfaces for as-needed functions that go well beyond the basics.


Spaceless is a balcony decking concept with integrated furniture. The furniture can easily be hidden away to allow for more balcony space while maintaining a clean aesthetic. This system uses cedar wood, a nature element, as major material to create a balance from the cold, concrete environment. The purpose of this system is to maximize condo living space and to enhance the concrete city look.”

About Sandy Lam:

“I am a multidisciplinary designer with a strong interest in colors, unique spaces, and interactions. I play with shades, forms and typography; and apply them to create clean designs with clear communication. I study researches, prototypes and interactions; and employ them to create unique and meaningful experience. Born in Hong Kong, studied and worked in Canada, and now living in Germany – knowing and experiencing the different cultures has cultivated my interest in juxtaposing ideas. My work uses design as a medium to connect people.”