Monday, October 3, 2011

ravenscroft wood desk

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A very beautiful wood desk by London furniture designer Leonhard Pfeifer via Design Milk.

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I like the mash up of simple trestle desk, classic secretary cubbies, and stark modern detail that this desk brings together. Well done.

Ravenscroft Desk at Design Milk

Saturday, October 1, 2011

creative desks: new feature at blue ant studio blog

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The blue ant studio design blog has started a new feature they are calling creative desks. Once a week they will feature the desk/work area of creative worker. Here is how they describe it:

We are excited at blueantstudio! we contacted some of the greatest minds in the industry and ask them to submit a picture of the desk where they work. It's amazing the wide range of design ethos that goes into each individual, ranging from peaceful and minimalistic to organized chaos. We will expand on this series every week and look forward to more in the future.

I love features like this because of what the desks reveal about the individuals relationship with the workplace. In almost all cases these are set up by the user, not somebody plopped in a cubical, or a workspace designed for them.

So tune in to blue ant studio regularly to follow along:

creative desks: blue ant studio

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

vitra's ArchiMeda desk - stand to your heart's delight

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With the blossoming interest in standing height desks, I thought I would do a series of posts of desks available that readily adjust for standing height.

The ArchiMeda desk by Vitra includes a powered lift device that controls the work-surface height. It can be adjusted very rapidly from sitting height to standing height without disturbing your work in progress or your cabled accessories.

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via Tonic and archiproducts.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

standing desk buzz on the rise?

I'm starting to see some buzz about standing desks emerging, from the DIY realm definitely outside of the interiors and contract design circles.

All I can say is there are some great companies that have you covered here, and you'd be best served by a truly adjustable stand up desk over a coffee table stacked on a folding table. I know, real office furniture is expensive, but you are worth it. Anthro Carts has you covered. BioMorph has been doing this for years and probably has the best range of task tables that will stand with you.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

delta airlines new biz-class interiors

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From HOK's Work+Place blog, some thoughts are offered on the nature of work in the air, and work while you travel in general. Delta has a new business class interior that seems designed for privacy, to allow the business traveler some alone time to unwind with out obligatory mingling with your seat-mates. Or more interesting to us here, is this an effective airborne workstation?

Delta interiors at Work+Place

Friday, February 18, 2011

pivot desk

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An interesting wall mounted desk designed by Shay Alkalay. I like the drawer like storage trays. They nest, and tilt out to reveal their contents.

via MocoLoco

Thursday, January 6, 2011

desktop diaries - new series on npr's science friday

National Public Radio's Science Friday program has begun a new series called Desktop Diaries where they will visit the desk of the subject of one of their science interviews - often a scientist or other researcher. This series kicked off with a visit to Oliver Sacks, a physician and author.

He appears to have several desks within his office. One with a vast collection of items that keep him company, as you will see him describe. A standing height writing desk which is a very interesting work station. And another small desk by the window which he values for the visual interest of the view, and the sounds. There is much to ponder in his relationship with the workplace he has built, but we clearly get the sense that this is highly personalized, and highly effective workplace for him. The fact that it is so far from the office cubical in its form and disposition I think sheds much light on the fact that there is much improvement we can all make to the environment in which we work. Clearly Oliver's workplace is working for him in an exquisite way. We should all be so lucky.

You can view the video in slightly higher resolution at the Science Friday website.

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