Sebastian Schönheit is a Berlin-based industrial designer with a unique authorial approach and is behind the design of CHAPTER; a minimal wall-mounted foldable desk.
With the balance between working and living spaces being renegotiated, the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds blurring, and space itself at a premium, new solutions for work are required. CHAPTER—produced by German furniture brand LOEHR—is a reinterpretation of the historic typology of the bureau and answers this demand in its own distinctive way. The result is an understated, wall-mounted item of furniture, reduced in form to lines and surfaces. A fold-up, oak-veneered tabletop covers a compartment for hidden storage. The sloping aluminium rear panel is an exceptional place to feature books, notes, and objects, or keep utensils and other materials within reach. Made of single elements, the product is economically packaged, easy to recycle, and straightforward to repair. CHAPTER can be used as an individual work surface, a standing desk, or a sideboard. When arranged in a row along a wall it can be used to create whole workspaces.
The desk's load capacity is 20kg and is 100% recyclable. The body is composed of powder coated sheet aluminium, lacquered oak veneered fibreboard, and lacquered birch plywood.
Known for his iconic use of forms, Sebastian Schönheit's creations are distinguished by conceptual design, clean aesthetics, and a formal strictness that reveals careful thought and development. In Sebastian's work, echoes of minimalist aesthetics meet sensuality and softness. His creations emerge from a profound understanding of simplistic yet functional design. And CHAPTER exemplifies this.