Design Daily: Nubo Wall Desk from Ligne Roset


As an editor, I spend inordinate amounts of time at my cozy desk at the office (and at home), pushing paper via my laptop, a red pen and a never-ending series of printed layouts. And as much as I love nesting in my workspace with just-so office accessories and inspiring images, I also dream of closing up shop each evening and taking a much-needed mental break from work. Enter the Nubo from Ligne Roset, a versatile folding desk that keeps your workflow intact while folding up into a design element inspired by the Pan Am travel cases of the 1960s. 

Composed of a simple, rounded box, the wall-mounted design features a 5-inch-deep shelf, document bracket and cable pass-through and is finished in a natural oak veneer over beech plywood. Aquamarine Divina wool upholsters the exterior, lending it a cloud-like appearance when closed. “It totally disappears,” says Guy Cnop, interior designer and owner of the Los Angeles Ligne Roset showroom where Nubo debuted in early December. “Once closed you are not reminded of work anymore.”

Nubo was designed by Danish duo GamFratesi and is perfect for anyone who dreads the inevitable work-from-home document metastasis, but the art-like feel is what Cnop appreciates most—its rounded shape, natural oak elements, and broad fabric choice (it is available in any Divina fabric). “Closed, it intrigues,” says Cnop. 

Pick up a Nubo, $1,890, in blue, at any Ligne Roset showroom: 8845 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles; 162 King Street in San Francisco; and 7726 Girard Avenue in San Diego. 

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