Problem definition, industrial design, fabrication
This desk is designed to reflect daily habits and optimize productivity. Inspired by origami and streamlined forms, it uses a singular fold to create a functional nook. By utilizing the proportions dictated by the walnut wood to guide the desk dimensions, this balancing design principle offsets the asymmetry to bring each design element together.
Creating functional seperation
The workspace is divided into a private and public space by a fold in the wood. The intentional shelf allows for a seperate pocket to to distinguish between objects permanence and inpermanence.
Motivating focused productivity
Dividing the surface dictates that the larger surface becomes the space for working and productivity. It creates a spatial barrier which encourages both increased productivity and concentration.
Encouraging social interaction
This workspace encourages the need for collaboration without abrupt interruptions. The short surface invites users passing by to passively interact with the workspace and offers the user the optionality to engage or disengage with the the external interaction.
The fabrication process
Step 1: Walnut wood panel lamination
Step 2: Shelf peg joinery detail
Step 3: Steel pin legs placement
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