The L.O.F.T. Workstation

The L.O.F.T. Workstation

Gregory Han
Sep 4, 2009

The L.O.F.T. Workstation is a jungle gym of wood, plywood and steel, designed by Maciek Wojcicki with customizable elements for work surfaces, lighting, and shelving/storage that are easily modified depending upon need of the user...

Maciek Wojcicki describes his L.O.F.T. Workstation:

L.O.F.T. Workstation is an adjustable platform designed to be customized according to demands of space and performed tasks. It consists of work surfaces, lighting, shelving, screens, boards and other accessories. Elements of the workstation are fixed there with help of grooves in its surfaces which are designed also to be used as a cable management feature.

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.

The structure made of wood, plywood and steel may be assembled without using tools by one or two people. It is designed to be used in an intuitive way by simplest operations of wedging, tying or hooking. It construction is reliable with the feel of simplicity.

Looking at the design, we could easily imagine a DIY version using common lumber, wooden ladders and fluorescent lighting. Time to raid the as-is section at IKEA!

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