There are few things more pleasing in the world of furniture design than seeing a designer successfully replicating a winning form in a new object from another product genus.
Seamlessly translating an idea developed for one project into a new context.
If we’re honest, when we saw the PS 07 on the Müller stand at IMM Cologne 2013, although we noticed a certain familiarity in the almost wave like, steel curve, we couldn’t quite place it.
Only in conversation with the Müller team did our 1 and 1 finally make 2.
It’s taken on from Delphin Design’s 2010 V44 roll container/side table!
In the V44 the curve is somewhat more exaggerated and deeper, intended as it is for newspapers, magazines and the like.
In the PS 07 it has been ever so slightly flattened to allow it to function as a storage space for all those bits and bobs you need/want close at hand but not necessarily on the desk surface. Or of course as a cable trough.
We know several desk systems with a similar storage space, most however are fully open meaning that not only is dust likely to accumulate, but the risk is that the ease of access means it inevitably gets used as a general storage space. Or a makeshift paper bin.
With the PS 07 the largely closed form should help ensure a little more order and cleanliness than is the norm, while the “back-end” of the curve can be used as a raised shelf. As a further storage level on your desk.
Aside from the repetition of the curve the other striking similarity is of course between the PS 07 and numerous classics of the Bauhaus era.
However while we’re fairly certain that no Marcel Breuer or Mart Stam would ever, in their opinion, sully a piece of pristine sheet steel with such a wantonly decadent organic form, we’re delighted Delphin Design choose to.
Not least because in doing so they have created a very modern, practical object that although probably not suitable for all day, every day work is perfect as a casual desk for all those domestic tasks one has nowadays and/or for occasional home office stints.
And as with all Müller Möbelfabrikation products the PS 07 is available in an almost limitless range of colour combinations meaning it can fit in any space.