The perfect, clutter-free minimal desk that tends to appear in design publications always make us wonder just how much work can be accomplished in such a pristine environment. Isn’t trying to keep that workspace clean a little distracting? Finally, though, there is a desk that inspires neatness in a most unusual and completely doable way. Designer Manuelsaez created the Slimdesk, a work station designed to hide all of your day-to-day work clutter.
Rather than situating the drawers in the leg space, the Slimdesk puts them under a movable cherry veneer desktop. The top slides back to reveal a surprising amount of storage space for all manner of office detritus.
The desk includes a power strip and USB ports beneath one of the three movable top panels. It seems that using any of these outlets would be a tad uncomfortable, though, as the desktop must stay in the moved-out open position to accommodate the cords.
For computers, monitors and other desktop electronics that will stay permanently plugged in to a nearby wall outlet, the designer has incorporated a rather elegant solution to reduce visual clutter. One of the desk’s hollow legs is dedicated to managing cords and keeping them neatly out of sight and out of mind.
About designer Manuel Saez
“Clarity of vision and direction is genuinely an incredible superpower. Today, I have a clear vision of what I want. I am building Beyond, a company designed to simplify how people access & own e-bikes and scooters while minimizing environmental impact. Working in product development, I saw the large amount of waste created in manufacturing, and I fundamentally disagree with consumption-driven capitalism. This vicious cycle drives us to produce, consume, and discard in a continuous loop.”
“I wanted to use my design skills to create a different kind of company, one that fights overconsumption, promotes re-use, and inspires other founders to do the same. Beyond grew out of those ideals.”