Pure Elegance creates more space for exclusive lifestyle

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Following the good performance of the imm cologne 2013, the international furniture and interior design fair is creating space for its continued qualitative and quantitative development. The Pure segment plays a key role in this. With Pure Elegance, the new format for the luxurious high-end sector, and the stronger focus on young creative design in Hall 1, the trade fair is consistently continuing on its way towards an interiors show.

A flat-out winner – Flatmate by Müller Möbelwerkstätten


Like a real buddy or a good fellow lodger in a student flatshare, the Flatmate bureau from Müller Möbelwerkstätten makes itself scarce when it isn’t needed. When closed, it has a footprint of just 0.09 m² and is thus a likely contender for the title of smallest fully equipped bureau on the market.

Thanks to its shallow depth and simple, inconspicuous design, it can even turn long hallways in older buildings into a home office if required, provide a private place for writing letters in the bedroom or serve as a temporary workstation in a weekend home. Flatmate thus manages to make sensible use of leftover spaces and unused corners that are not suitable for more conventional furnishings. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this new interpretation of the bureau is also ideal for users with a mobile lifestyle – a bureau to go, as it were.

The integrated and flexible interior features provide storage space for both traditional writing instruments and a tablet PC & Co. and combine the characteristics of a classic type of furniture with the new forms of networked life and work. With the addition of a Bluetooth keyboard (not included), a mobile tablet PC can thus be transformed into a stationary and ergonomic workstation with an integrated power supply; the mobile phone can be discreetly charged behind the closed desktop.

Both the glare-free lighting and concealed power socket are supplied by the elegant two-metre-long, anthracite-grey textile cable. Behind the flaps on the sides there is enough space for two 8 cm-wide standard folders, a 17” laptop plus accessories and CDs. On request, one of the flaps can be supplied with a lock. Besides black and white, the Flatmate is also available in jazzy colours like yellow, green, red or blue.

Width 71 cm
Depth 12.2 cm (+ 1.0 cm wall clearance)
Height 113.5 cm
Desktop: 71×42 cm

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