Shade by Swedish designers from Greatboys

Shade by Swedish designers from Greatboys

Stockholm-based designers at Greatboys sure have what it takes to come up with a creative piece of furniture. Apparently they’ve released a desk dubbed “Shade” that uses the classic plastic shades as center stage. A clean minimalist design that looks modern enough for any interior, the 1.8 m long by 0.50 m in height and 0.40 m deep piece of furniture is both functional and appealing at the same time. I’d sure make room for something like that in my home. – via


  • Lone May 29, 2009 at 23:56 PMLogin to Reply →

    The airyness works but the materials (blinds) will defeat the piece in the long-run. The novelty of the blinds will quickly wear thin and become a nuisance, like they are in any application. They degrade just as fast with regular use and that not counting a child or animal using them (badly). Blinds also afford one more place for dust to sit (pet peeve -_-). Suggestion would include a solid state approximation of the cross sections, maybe of multiple sizes or apertures..

  • jihanemo May 30, 2009 at 01:07 AMLogin to Reply →

    Looks like an enormous air conditioner.

  • Home Interior Tips May 30, 2009 at 07:58 AMLogin to Reply →

    Really creative furniture Design

  • Skandihome May 30, 2009 at 15:05 PMLogin to Reply →

    Not the most practical I would imagine…but certainly cool in looks!

  • trimtab21 May 30, 2009 at 21:23 PMLogin to Reply →

    this is nothing new – Miami designer Dennis Jenkins did this in
    the early 1970’s – but did it much better!

  • Tina of Pfeiffer Photos May 31, 2009 at 03:57 AMLogin to Reply →

    First look at it said: “Giant Oreck air cleaning unit” but this one will be a dust magnet. No thank you.

  • Tim May 31, 2009 at 06:21 AMLogin to Reply →

    This is absolutely brilliant, It pushes the envelope for what objects
    are used for, it mixes different ideas to create a whole new one.
    This is what design is all about.