You know the old saying: “Give a man a router, and he’ll turn a piece of wood into a perfectly-designed desk for the iPad-toting Mac user”?
Or was it “Give a man a router and he’ll set up a wireless network in your home office”?
No, wait, it was “Offer a man a router, and he’ll be forced to infer from context which device you mean to give him.”
Anyway, it’s a good saying, and it might apply to Artifox’s Desk 01, a desk which is equal parts beautiful and functional.
At first glance, the Desk 01 looks like noting more than a simple two-tone wooden table. But then we get to the concealed cable storage in the back, hidden by a panel that’s attached with a piano hinge. We see the dowels that stick out of the legs like the foot-pegs on stilts, perfect hangers for headphones, cables and bags.
We see the slot routed out on top for propping up iPhones and iPads, as well as holes for cables and plugs which can be “resealed” by felt-lined wooden pucks.
And finally, that white panel in the right is a dry-erase marker board, complete with a felt-lined puck for dry-erasing.
It’s so well though out, and yet so simple in execution that the result looks almost inevitable. And yet it costs just $1,100 or $1,300 depending on whether you choose maple or walnut.
Now, where’s my toolbox?
- Source Core 77