This Lovely Pop-Up Desk Does a Bad Job At Hiding Its Secret

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Oddly enough, this isn't the first desk we've featured that uses an accordion folder for extra storage space. But Magdalena Tekieli's Secret Desk puts it to more of a conspicuous use as a way to hide its pop-up storage.

At the turn of a crank a series of wooden drawers and cubbyholes rise up from the back edge of the desk, while at the same time the leather accordion folder underneath retracts. It leaves no mystery as to where those drawers magically disappear to, but when the desk looks this lovely, no one's really asking.

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Sadly, as is most often the case in the world of design, the Secret Desk is a one-off creation that would probably come with a massive price tag if the artist ever decided to sell it. And while you could probably convince her to build you one, you better be prepared to sign a check with plenty of zeros. [Magdalena Tekieli via Freshome]

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Looks like if she had just made the base about 50% thcker (to where it is with the black accordion piece anyways), she could have dropped the back part in without any issues and got rid of the black accordion piece. That is how I would have preferred it anyways.

Nice idea, but less than ideally and ascetically executed, IMHO.