Like the spork or Bosch corkscrew/screwdriver, Marlon Darbeau’s Peera is not a bench with just one function. It also doubles up as a toolbox and table, and probably even makes a sandwich if you say “please” and “thank you” kindly.
Darbeau works in Trinidad and Tobago, and has found success with the Peera design, exhibiting it as part of the Global Africa Project in New York, which is open until May 15 next year. Perhaps it’s because I live in such a small flat, but whenever I see clever uses of convergence like the Peera, I can’t help but want one. Even if I’m far from a handyman. [DesignBoom]