Studio Manzano – Phone Tablet

Studio Manzano - Phone Tablet

That’s Studio Manzano’s Phone Tablet – from the looks of it, it’s probably a powder-coated bent-metal piece – a shelf for your mobiles or electronic gadgets.

The detail that really stands out is the cut-out in the center, which are slots for the wires and adaptors to pass through. This is also the part of the design that I really liked – while it serves its functional purpose, it’s also very neatly and poetically integrated into the shelf. I especially prefer the this version below:

Studio Manzano - Phone Tablet detail

The color of the finishing feels a tad more sophisticated than the white one, and the cut also looks very elegant – is that a tree blossoming, or could it be a subtle reference to coat hangers, or even a subtle hint at circuit board connections?

Studio Manzano - Phone Tablet 2

If you look at the front view, you’d also discover that there are hooks formed out of the sheet metal for you to hang your bags. This, however, didn’t appeal to me: the angular cut felt a bit too brutal – almost like a CAD model with too low polygon count – that I thought did not fit well with the rest of the aesthetics.

Details of this product (and more of others) can be found here – in French though.

[via Design Milk]


5 comments so far

  1. sophie on

    This phone tablet is exactly the kind of thing I’d need — my bags AND geek gadgets are always all over the place! LOL.

    I like how the idea is just so simple, and sophisticated too. πŸ™‚ My favourite has got to be the second one – feels more fluid somewhat.

    Now if only I can get my hands on this. :p

  2. Gems Sty on

    Hi Sophie – same sentiments for me too~ This site here seems to be selling it, but it’s currently out of stock. Not cheap though – 109 euros!

  3. sophie on

    thanks for the link to the site. 109 euros is wayy out of any budget of mine, however useful and pretty it may be. Not to mention the extra charges for international shipping. Guess I’ll just drool and resign to the fact that I’m not gonna be owning one of those anytime soon. πŸ˜‰

  4. Gems Sty on

    Make one! πŸ™‚

  5. oliver on

    this product can be buy here :

    (in french)

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