City dwellers who are lucky enough to have a balcony (or maybe just a fire escape) and who also work at home now have the perfect setup for the warmer months. German designer Michael Hilgers created a brilliant balcony desk that hooks onto the railing to hold a laptop or papers. Dubbed BalKonzept, this extremely lightweight design comes complete with an integrated flowerbox, so you can have both a perfect outdoor workstation and a garden.
Selling at Rephormhaus, a German design company that specializes in space-saving furniture, this legless makeshift design takes up hardly any room. Made from solid recyclable polyethylene plastic, it measures 23.6 inches x 21.2 inches x 13.7 inches. The height will depend on the height of your balcony minus eight inches.
It comes in a wide variety of colors, adding a bright spark to your new outdoor office. Weatherproof and versatile, it can also be used as a shelf or small table to hold a book or serve as the perfect bed for your four-legged friend. And when the sun sets, BalKonzept can hold some drinks; fill the cavity with ice cubes, and you’ve got a balcony party.
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