Versatile Desks and Tables for Small Spaces

Tiptoe France WALL DESK with clamp-on metal legs.

The same great-looking legs cropped up recently in two different Paris projects on Remodelista: a starter apartment and Merci’s new showcase residence. Intriguingly, these legs are made of powder-coated steel and designed to turn just about any thin, flat surface into a readymade table. We had to find out more.

The Inspiration

Marianne Evennou design, Lola's Paris bedroom desk Gregory Timsit photo.
Above: In a bedroom for a medical student who shares An Enviable Starter Apartment with her musician brother, designer Marianne Evennou included a wall-mounted desk from Tiptoe.

The Paris company was founded in 2015 by two friends with a mission to create durable, modular furniture—the metal parts are manufactured by a factory near Chamonix, a third-generation business that belongs to the family of one of Tiptoe’s co-owners. The solid oak Wall Shelves with steel brackets are also from Tiptoe.

Merci Paris Second Residence Shaker Room home office.
Above: The desk legs reappear in a Shaker-inspired home office created by Merci: see Cult Emporium Merci Reinvents a Paris Apartment. Tiptoe sells its legs à la carte and with tops: here, they’re paired with the customer’s own desktop (it’s Le Pavé, a speckled material entirely composed of plastic waste).

The Source

Tiptoe France table with clamp-on legs noma bois ancien noir.
Above: Tiptoe’s Noma Desk, €829, has a top made from recycled old wood. The legs come in  8 colors plus patinated steel.
Tiptoe France WALL DESK with clamp-on metal legs.
Above: Tiptoe offers a range of desks, dining tables, and coffee tables that work with its clamp-on legs. Shown here, the model Marianne Evennou used: the two-legged Wall Desk, €479, with a top of sustainably harvested oak. Tiptoe’s SSD Chair, €239, is composed of five parts held together with a single screw.

The owners of Tiptoe are environmentally minded: they use responsibly sourced materials and all of their pieces are designed for easy assembly, deconstruction, repair, and recycling.

Tiptoe dining table and chairs.
Above: The Tiptoe Wall-Mounted Dining Table, €599, is ideal for small-space living.
Tiptoe steel clamp-on table legs in yellow.
Above: Tiptoe’s legs come in a range of lengths and colors, all with incorporated clamps and cut-out logos. Tiptoe ships globally. Its collection is also available from the Finnish Design Shop.

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