Clopen is a simple little floating shelf with the neat storage compartment. Creative minds at Torafu Architects envisioned it looking like a solid wooden piece. The illusion breaks when the face panel slides open, revealing a hidden storage area. Designers explain:

This shelf panel is constructed from elaborate aluminum parts, and at 34mm thick, it looks as if it’s made of natural wood. Attaching sliced veneer to a thin structure, we made space between two boards which can be opened using magnetic keys.

You will not get a lot of storage capacity from this shelf, but it will give you enough space for some jewelry, documents and other valuables. Also – an ultimate secret stash item!

Photography by Yosuke Owashi