At first glance, the Schiebepuzzle looks like any regular cube-shaped side table. And you can use it like one, using it to hold drinks while you watch soap operas in the afternoon or hold the alarm clock that never quite succeeds at waking you up by the side of the bed. Except, it actually comes with a neat slide puzzle on top that leads to plenty of storage spaces.
The tabletop is actually made up of multiple sliding tiles, each of which can be moved vertically and horizontally to give access to a 3 x 3 matrix of storage compartments below. Each tile leads to one walled compartment, too, so you don’t have to worry about the items getting mixed up as soon as you drop them in the hatch.
Designed by Herr M, the Schiebepuzzle makes finding stuff a bit of a game, with nine different tiles that each lead to a different storage area and the ability to only slide two tiles at a time. Did Tracy hide the remote here? No, that’s a bottle of wine. How about here? Nah, these are the neighbors’ magazine subscriptions that I stole from their mailbox. What about this one? Oh, so this is where I left the potted herb sprouts I was going to surprise Tracy with. Yeah, it’s dead now. See, it’s awesome. Kinda.
Construction is MDF for the body, with the tiles made from a white compact laminate. Dimensions are 55 x 50.5 x 50.5 cm (h x w x d), with a weight of 28 kg.
Available in gray, burgundy, and petrol, the Schiebepuzzle retails for €520.