Primary Desk

Primary Desk blurs the line between eras. While it references mid-century furniture and the largely forgotten practice of letter writing and paperwork, it also speaks of the future with its dynamic angular form and suitability to laptop use. It was designed not as a worktable, but as a small desk for emailing, processing domestic bills, and so on. Its composition of two overlapping forms forgoes the typical desk format of four legs and a tabletop. A beam runs from side to side at the point where the two forms cross, establishing structural stability. The fronts of the drawers each feature a tab reminiscent of a diary or perhaps an internet browser window. With the placement of labels on these tabs, the desk could function as a filing system.

Client: Design Within Reach (USA)