I recently found out about a local company, Artifox, and their gorgeous desks. I love every single detail – the removable writing surface on the end, the super strong magnetic pegs (and peg holder) that can be positioned to hold objects like books in place.
I love the integrated device holder, and the way power strips and cords are controlled within the piece.
And I’m always a sucker for a well placed peg.
At my previous job, we still drew everything by hand. We had large standing drafting tables with tall stools. We kept the tools we needed most to the right or left of the parallel bar cables, and attached hooks to the edge of the desk to hold electric erasers and triangles and circle templates. I still really miss those drawing days. I can look down at the callouses on my fingers and remember them quite clearly.
I’m taking lots of mental (and real) notes on how our new kitchen will be laid out. The piece I’m most excited about designing is the central island – I’d like for it to be movable, and transition from kitchen to dining room if necessary. I’d also like for it to be adjustable in height, break into pieces for maximum flexibility, tuck away when not needed. And like a transformer – ready to be anything and everything at a moment’s notice: dinner prep, homework station, cookie factory, dinner buffet, and a beautiful backdrop for all things delicious.
I’m rambling a bit off the subject (big surprise), but the things that I see in things that I like are usually the result of a rigorous design process. You can just tell when an object emerges from this process – it’s not difficult to imagine the dozens, hundreds, thousands of ideas, sketches, prototypes that came before it.
I’m looking forward to following this group and watching what they unfold next. Feeling encouraged and inspired to continue thinking about objects and space within our house as a design opportunity rather than merely expanding our house as an opportunity to fill space with uninspiring things.