Niemann’s Workspace: Plywood Picture Rails + Other Good Ideas

During a visit to Christoph Niemann’s website recently, we found ourselves smitten with the images of his workspace. They were full of decidedly straight-forward, practical ideas with a sort of deconstructed charm: back-to-back work tables on simple pipe frames, articulating task lights, flat files that serve as additional work surfaces. Niemann wrote us that the space was designed by “a terrific young architect named Martin Hoesl.” It is full of…SURPRISES.

Our favorite: the unfinished, edge-exposed plywood picture rails that hold artworks…

…little more than two strips of plywood screwed together at a 90′ angle and screwed into the studs…

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann

Unfinished plywood serves as shelves for the simple standard-and-bracket shelving system…

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann

The BACK side of his computer screen is decorated with a marker. We never thought of it as a canvas…

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann

And we love this great sign* from graphic designer Paul Sahre, which serves as an essential, enduring reminder to Niemann, the artist who created a Bouquet out of Abandoned Ideas

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann

*You can buy it here.

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