Lofts and live/work spaces evoke the bohemian lifestyle of the city-dwelling creative. Often industrial in flavor with open floor plans, lofts allow their inhabitants to wake up paces from their workspace and indulge "aha" moments mid-morning routine. The template is perfect for a bespoke blend of work and home life.
This kind of freedom has had broad appeal, inspiring some to carve out homes in atypical places. From the Dwell Magazine archives, we bring you myriad iterations of the modern loft.
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Offi Mag Table
The multifunctional Mag Table (1999) serves as a table or stool that holds magazines in its "elbow." And that’s not all this hybrid furniture form can do – position it vertically, so it’s standing on its narrow end, and it works as a laptop stand you can use when you’re seated. A continuous sheet of molded birch plywood forms this bentwood table. The wood veneer or white laminate surface is durable and easy to maintain. The Mag Table offers an inexpensive yet distinctive solution for home or office; use it next to a bed or sofa, or as a compact workstation for computing. Made in Latvia. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach
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