Two Modern Desks With a Place for (Nearly) Everything

Two Modern Desks With a Place for (Nearly) Everything

Gregory Han
Jan 3, 2013

Christofer Ödmark solves the problem of keeping the focus on your work, whether it be a laptop, papers, or a book, instead of cable and cord clutter by corralling them all into The Desk's hidden eight power socket storage section hidden in the back...

Then there's The Laura Desk by Phloem Studio, a desk which takes obvious cues from the George Nelson Swag Desk, but builds upon its inspiration by making decluttering a focal point of the desk's design. An elegant design constructed for the Portland, Oregon furniture show, ShowPDX, the desk sits between the realm of now and yesterday (another inspiration: Shaker writing desks) with a work surface sufficient for a laptop or iMac and an iconographic storage system revealed upon opening the drawers.

Each desk is handmade, made to order with the options for walnut, cherry, ash, or white oak.

There are three open cubbies at the back end of the desktop, hiding two cord ports back in the shadow.  The front edge of the desktop contains two angled drawers that pull out to reveal themselves as simple storage solutions for small items like pens, paperclips, smart phones, and notebooks.  The drawers are actually wedge shaped to follow the profile line of the sides of the desk.  They have playful shapes routed in the front to help with organization.  It stands 34 inches tall to the top of the cubbies in the back, the writing surface is 30 inches off the floor, it's 42 inches wide and 30 inches deep.

(Images: As linked above)

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