The Tambour Table: A work space with a simple design and hidden storage

Furniture that can do more than one thing usually is a great find, especially when the features help you to get on with the business of being productive. The Tambour Table by Michael Bambino is such a find. On the surface, it looks like a regular table, but when you push aside the tabletop, you’ll find a hidden area for storing pens, your notebook, tablet, cables, or the important things you need to have at your fingertips.

The Tambour also hides an outlet and a USB hub. The simplicity of the design makes it very easy to use.

The table in action:

Thanks to Swiss-Miss for giving us a head’s up about this table.

11 Comments for “The Tambour Table: A work space with a simple design and hidden storage”

  1. posted by Karol on

    How long is it possible to use such a table? I saw video and it seems to me that after some months it must break in the junctions. Do somebody have practical experience with simmilar furniture?

  2. posted by bloom on

    Interesting, but they’ve already invented something called drawers to stash away your things.

  3. posted by Kait on

    It’s pretty, but all of the storage in the middle seems wasted. I prefer drawers.

  4. posted by JustGail on

    Interesting concept for the minimalists. For me, unless there are dividers in the compartment, I can just see what I want to get out rolling to the center back. Not to mention the back corners are where I put things like files.

  5. posted by Zac on

    Beautiful desk, but I agree w/Kait. Center storage seems hard to access or wasted. I am sure this kind of thing will populate art galleries and furniture stores across the world that have little need of storage but need to flaunt the latest Mac.

  6. posted by Neil on

    Sorry, not buying the concept. Push aside the tabletop with an iMac on it? Every tried pushing a table with an iMac on it? Beautiful machines, but a bit top-heavy. You’d have to push VERY slowly.

    Further, everything on the table’s rear corners would simply drop to the floor! Perhaps the idea is the minimalism such a design would enforce.

  7. posted by Linda Varone on

    The one thing I love about this desk is the hidden outlet and the power cord that emerges from the bottom of the table leg. A variation on this on a “standard” desk could go a long way to managing cord clutter.

  8. posted by Anna Hopkins-Arnold on

    I’m always looking for furniture that does two jobs and is beautiful as well, but it also has to be durable and able to stand up to a steady traffic of kids and teens.

    If it can move, they will move it. If it has grooves they will end up clogged up with (oops! Sorry Mom) sticky liquid and corn chip crumbs. I’m afraid that might keep it from working as well as it does in the video.

  9. posted by Dana Moore on

    Why bother?

  10. posted by ninakk on

    I’m surprised there was only one comment on heavy, expensive desktop computers on a turning table. I think it’s one of those design products that has no decent function at all; looks fine but that’s it.

  11. posted by thethirdcoast on

    It looks very nice, but I see tons of ergonomic issues in this design.

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