Home Office, Hideaway desk, Workstation in a cabinet, Magic Box in Black and Blue (Alexander)


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Complete home office with desk and work station hidden away in a super stylish cabinet, complete with gold octopus pull handles – WOW!   An ideal solution for working at home!

“Magic box”,  “hideaway office”, “home office”………..whatever you choose to call it, I call this magnificent iconic piece of mid century furniture, “Alexander” – yes he’s great, but he would also be an ideal companion if you’re working from home!


Inspired by the original designers, Mummenthaler and Meier, and manufactured circa 1950 – 1960 by London based Newcraft Ltd, this superb cabinet unfolds to reveal a complete office workspace, with a desktop that slides out and extends to 1160mm wide, two wide drawers, countless pigeon holes, shelves, suspension file area and an original adjustable lamp.


The whole piece has been given a fab and funky makeover.  The interior has been painted in Wise Owl enamel, the back panels have been decoupaged with a rich geometric deep blue pattern and sealed for protection, and the original shelves have been sanded and treated with hemp oil and furniture wax to bring out the original colour and grain.  


Once your working day is over, close the doors and feast your eyes on the stunning black and blue cabinet, painted in jet black enamel, which is a hard wearing satin finish and Cornish Milk paint colour Squid, a deep blue matt finish.  Who would have thought that black and blue could be so attractive!  Add to this the coolest of pull handles – an octopus, oh yes, a huge gold and bronze painted octopus!!!  


This unique statement piece of furniture proves that there’s no need to sacrifice style for function when, I’m sure you will agree, this stunning home office shows that you can have both.


Size closed:

840mm wide

535mm deep

1160mm high 


Size open:

1675mm wide

710mm deep (with desk top pulled out)

1160mm high

750mm to top of desk


·      Solid quality built piece of vintage furniture by Newcraft Ltd

·      Professionally painted, hand finished

·      Pull out desk

·      Two drawers

·      Pigeon holes

·      Suspension file compartment

·      Shelves

·      Legs on castors for ease of movement

·      Hard wearing & long lasting waterproof paint

·      www.fabandfunkyfurniture.co.uk

·      FREE mainland UK delivery


At Fab and Funky Furniture we specialise in sourcing only quality pieces of furniture, saving them from clogging up our landfill & bringing them back to life in a unique and creative way. We use high quality, specialist paints and equipment and every piece has a unique design and finish.


Furniture Care – Freshly painted furniture can take up to 28 days to fully harden, we advise taking additional care during this time, whilst the products used are still curing. The paint used on this piece is waterproof, however we still recommend using placemats/coasters when in use. Treat with care as you would with any other high quality piece of furniture.

Please note that this piece has been restored skilfully, with high attention to detail, however it may have a dink here and there showing signs of a previous much loved life.


Delivery is free to mainland UK.  Contact us with your postcode for a delivery price if you are outside the mainland

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