Folio by Cate & Nelson is Compact, Crisp and Conveniently Light

 - Feb 9, 2012
References: catenelson & mocoloco
Modern man appreciates a bit of flexibility in his domestic environment, and this shift in preference has produced more and more pieces like Folio by Cate&Nelson. Its small, lightweight and mobile nature is very appealing in contemporary spaces, but this bedside table also delivers the freshness of a truly unique furnishing object.

The unusual shape of the curved surface expresses the designer's wish to explore the special properties of the material makeup. Although it isn't explicitly stated, it looks as though the unusual units have been carefully molded from cut sheets of metal and powder coated to produce a range of delightful colors.

Two main folds in each panel create a C-shaped profile and the consequent suggestion of an open compartment within. The width of the horizontal surfaces invites you to freely arrange various items on top and below, so that it functions as a set of transitional ledges.