Monday, September 28, 2009

acoustic divider panels by ruckstuhl


These felted screens by Ruckstuhl come in several different configurations - freestanding, desk mounted, and suspended. Besides making great space dividers, they serve to dampen the transmission of sound from workspace to workspace.



Acoustic Panels by Ruckstuhl, desk mounted, freestanding, suspended

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

homework desk by Robin Grasby Design


A very cool home office desk with a modular design, hanging map pockets, sliding tiltable work top, and a built in book end. And Saw Horse legs to boot! I like this desk - modern and functional, and still warm and comfortable. Check out the image sequence that shows how it goes together.

Homework Desk flash site, but this will get you close

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

dare studio writing desk

katakana desk, dare studio

Just a beautiful wood writing desk. Probably the cost would make this impractical for any workplace on a budget, or a home office for full time work. But so nice to look at. It actually is designed for use with a laptop, with special compartments for power supply and wires.

katakana desk, dare studio

Katakana Writing Desk by Dare Studio

Thursday, September 17, 2009

studios to die for, a flickr gallery

studios to die for gallery on flickr

Flickr has a new feature: Galleries, which allow members to curate images from other members to make themed galleries of images. This came to my attention when one of the images posted for the workalicious blog was entered into a gallery called studios to die for. Its just begun, with only a few images, but one to watch in the future.

studios to die for, a flickr gallery

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

long barn studio, architect's workplace

long barn studio , Nicolas Tye Architects

This purpose built architectural office by Nicolas Tye Architects looks like a terrific place to work. It appears to be located in a fairly rural setting in the UK, and the studio spaces have floor to ceiling windows to allow the landscape to enter the office. The office appears to be a perfect mix of modern and farm yard as well which also makes it feel inevitable. The workers look to be rocking on Big Table Desking to boot. My eye can't quite ID the vendor, but I think it reminds me of Knoll's Crinion system.

long barn studio , Nicolas Tye Architects

See more images at the Contemporist blog

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

nj coworking organizing new community


Readers in New Jersey should be aware that there is a new CoWorking site being organized in the Garden State. They are not clear where they are looking to locate the site, but I suspect it is in the NY metro area, rather than southern NJ in the Phila metro area. But I could be wrong.

Update: They are in Union NJ and will have 5000sf at Kean University as of November 2009.

NJ Coworking

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

jack trestle, by naughtone


A clever table trestle - made of laminated birch, it packs flat and is held in an open position by the cross piece. The photos should make it clear - the legs consisting of half the thickness of the full lamination, split from the foot up, are spread and flex to a wide and stable stance.


I like the way the table can present just two legs on the side where you pull up your chair to use it as a desk. The wide spread of horses always cramp the desk side but in this case they do not.

Jack Trestle designed by Will Smith for naughtone

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

l.o.f.t. workstation via mocoloco


This curious workstation is posted today at MocoLoco. It looks to me like its made up of parts of old school wood painting ladders. But there is more to it than that. The designers describe it as:

The platform forms a new typology of furniture. It is not a desk-like object though the table top is a feature of it. The platform/frame becomes a toolbox for a different occupational needs, different job characteristics. This type of furniture is a feature bearer, not a one purpose unit as most of today's furniture, which impose certain way of work while it might not be the most efficient one. This opportunity-giving kind of design is becoming a new strategy for tight spaces where more and more diverse action are undertaken and where the traditional desk might not be the best solution anymore.

L.O.F.T. at MocoLoco

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