Worknest: Simple Wooden Multi-Functional Desk
Its designer no doubt wants to impress you with the various features and accessories available along with this desk, but first: step back for a moment and admire its detailing instead.
Wiktoria Lenart used a recognizable set of table saw cuts to create functional grooves running parallel to each edge, but these in themselves are somehow also pleasing to the eye, their usage aside, and seem to fit the unfinished look of the piece.
In a similar fashion, by using dimensional lumber there is a tie-in to wood in its semi-raw form usually found hidden behind the walls of buildings, or relegated to planks on an exterior deck left to weather in the elements.
But to be fair, Lenart has a larger purpose in mind: this rawness is meant as a backdrop for clipping, hanging and otherwise attaching elements that will enhance the usability and appearance of the desk on demand, from side panel shelves to hanging flower pots.
She also shows off images of her inspiration, which while not always obviously relevant, are certainly engaging and perhaps of an aesthetic spirit with the finished product. That said, the reader will have forgive this author for still thinking the desk as an object in itself is the best part of this project.
Here’s what the designer has to say about this modern transforming desk project:
“This set is designed to improve working conditions by adding a little bit of personal touch to the work environment. User can easily addapt the workplace on his/her creative way. By moving accessoires the Worknest becomes a great place to work solo (when more closed) as well as in collaboration (when it’s more open).”
The Worknest desk is not yet available for purchase, but hopefully someday it will be, or it’ll at least inspire a similarly thoughtful design with just as much intrinsic beauty.