Woodl: Accessories for Everyday Furniture

Designed by Belgian student Fleur Sabbe as a master project, Woodl came from observing how people used everyday objects in unconventional ways. Wanting to create objects that were born from these unusual uses that make our lives more comfortable, these quirky little pieces are meant to make things a little easier based on some of our daily habits. Basically, they are functional gadgets for your home.

Lay on (above) is an object built to lay the book that you’re reading on to hold the page for you. It also has storage underneath to keep other books.

Message is for people who like to leave notes for their loved ones without having to do it in lipstick on the mirror.

Stop is a doorstop to help free up your hands when trying to get something out of a closet. It can also be used to keep open your regular doors and windows and even as a bookend.

Hang down frees up your coffee or end tables of magazine clutter by letting them “hang down” underneath the furniture.

Secret houses your cutlery hidden away under the table but also allows you to easily set the table by holding onto the arm of it.

Footsie is perhaps the funniest piece in the collection. It’s a piece that allows you to slide your foot over to the other side to have a conversation underneath the table with your feet.

Hide & Seek is a tablecloth that allows kids to create a pretend playhouse under the table while still looking like a presentable item to cover your table with.

Rocking gives you the opportunity to rock yourself while rocking your child’s cradle along with it. You attach the “skis” to the chair and attach the rocking cradle to it and you can rock away. You can even use the skis alone to turn any chair into a rocker.

Hang on allows you to hang your clothes and handbag neatly on the back of your chair without them falling off or looking like a mess.

Side gives you the extra support you need when leaning on the back of your chair. Perfect place to put your head down on or even a drink.

Hug is a cozy sweater-like accessory that lets you wrap the arms around yourself like a big hug.

Lean back features two wooden blocks that attach to your average chair to allow you to lean back without any effort.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.