The furniture collection «Con-Temporary Furniture» is a system of desks and shelves that is easy to transport and mountable without any screws, nails or tools. A new definition of the notion home office is presented.
Offices become classy but jovial like homes, while aesthetic home furniture easily turns into an efficient work place. Its design is rational and lives on the reduction to the essential. The clever dimensional units offer an unlimited flexibility for interior design.
The collection of «Con-Temporary Furniture» allows for a number of diversified desk and shelf arrangements.
Besides the archetypical freestanding work and meeting desk there are narrower models that can be placed directly against a wall and offer more legroom due to a lightly shifted support bar.
Shelves for the orderly home office archive can be found in different heights and corresponding number of rack bays in ring binder height. Additionally, there are sideboards that optionally can be used as work space extension, because their height is adjusted exactly to the desktop level. The modularity offers infinite liberties.
With MADE HERE «Con-Temporary Furniture» pursues a global-local goal to reduce unnecessary transports and costs by using local raw material as well as manufacturers. The ecologically and economically meaningful result gains additional value by establishing an estimable connection between the customer, producer and the product. Following this philosophy con.temporary furniture combines sophisticated and practical design with sustainability.
«Con-Temporary Furniture» - easy to move and simple to assemble. There is no need for screws or tools to put them together and they are made from the most renewable resource – wood! «con.temporary furniture» is composed of clear-cut plywood panels that can quickly be put together.
The furniture is available in two different versions at corresponding values. First – for people who love it genuine - the simple and natural raw finish, planed and grinded plywood. Second, there is the lino finish. It includes panels and / or desktops covered with black linoleum.
All furniture is made of «FSC certified» multiplex plywood.
Multiplex plywood is made of laminated veneer lumber. The characteristic lines of the front face originate from the crosswise glued layers. The count of the veneer lumbers is always an odd number, which makes it very strong. For both finishes we use FSC certified silver fir multiplex plywood panels.
The measurements are based on the Japanese «tatami» grid system. The primary unit values we use are 85cm x 170cm – just the size of the desktop. For the slim shelf the unit is divided lengthwise (170cm) by 4 = 42.5cm x 85.0cm. For the broad shelf the unit is divided width ways (85cm) by 2 = 42.5cm x 170.0cm. Each furniture height results through the addition of the layer height which is equivalent to a folder height. This measurement limitation makes sure that the furniture can easily be hauled by personal means of transportation.
All products can be ordered online. Once an order is placed, it will be relayed to our selected local carpenters.
Every customer will receive the order directly from the respective factory, in order to ensure a most direct and personal contact between manufacturers and customers, and to avoid any unnecessary travels or intermediary stations.
I'm not from Japan or Switzerland. Can I still order «con.temporary furniture»?
Yes, you can. There will be additional shipping costs, however. Please place your inquiry via contact form.
Will there be more production sites in other countries?
We are currently looking for further carpenters in other countries and new areas - but «Rome wasn’t built in a day». If you know of any interested and talented candidates, let us know.
Can I store vinyl records in the shelves?
Sure, the depth of a shelf compartment is 32cm and the height is 33cm. Vinyl disk cases are 31.5 x 31.5cm and therefore fit perfectly.
What is the difference between the T-723-X1 and T-723-X3 table?
The cross-beams of the T-723-X1 end right under the table top, whereas with the T-723-X3 they go through the table top and are visible on the desk top. The X3 version is slightly stiffer.
How long does it take until I get my furniture?
Your placed orders will leave the factories within the following periods: 3 days for raw finish versions and 8 days for lino finish versions. After that the carrier's terms of delivery apply.
Can I sit or lay on such a table?
«Con-Temporary Furniture» was not conceptualized for that purpose, but we know of some people who have successfully done it. We assume no responsibility for any accidents caused by incorrect use.
Are the furniture stain-resistant?
That depends on the finish.
Raw finishes maintain their natural wood characteristics and will keep any adjustments to the surface. Lino finishes are more resistant and can easily be cleaned with a moist cloth.