Haze ‘Desk with Three legs’

Designed by: Wonmin Park

Wonmin Park as seen on the Product Edit

This whole series of furniture is dreamy! Haze is the right name for it. Wonmin Park have been adding to the Haze series on and off since 2013 and the more recent pieces, like this desk, are in a more toned down pallet of navys and ghostly greys.

Wonmin Park as seen on the Product Edit 1

Spacial balance is toyed with throughout Haze. Darker colours are used as a subtle counterbalance. You can see this particularly well in some of the earlier tables like ‘Long Low’ below.

Wonmin Park as seen on the Product Edit 6

If we imagine the overhang on the left to be red and the opposite leg to be white, you can really see how important the placement of colour is on a product. We would feel like the table was far less stable! It can make us feel really safe or dead uneasy, depending on how colour is arranged.

Wonmin Park as seen on the Product Edit 5

Wonmin Park as seen on the Product Edit 4

Image Credits: Carpenters Workshop Gallery via Wonmin Park

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AA Desk

Designers: Spant Studio

(Troels Thorbjørnson and Kasper Baarup Holmboe)

AA Desk at WOUD Stand in IMM Cologne

This pretty little thing is designed for people who spend the majority of their desk time on their computer, tablet and phone.

AA Desk by Spant Studio 005

As you’ve probably guessed it is actually suited to analogue work too, as it is still, ye know… a table. But look how pretty it is!

AA Desk by Spant Studio 002

With integrated lighting and plug sockets the only thing that irks me is that the lighting chord isn’t recessed into a grove in the wood, same goes for the plug chord underneath the desk. Both chords run parallel to a beam, which would make this a cinch. There is a time and a place for artfully awry chords (glass lamps with thick, red chords balled-up inside spring to mind) and this desk is not it.

AA Desk by Spant Studio 003

Bugbears aside, where this desk sings is in the edges. Which, to me, means it’s a bloody good piece of ass furniture. Very slightly bevelled wood. Ooh-Eer. The soft tapering of the A-frame at the top, after the light fixture, is really good design and draws my eye up the A-frame and off the top of the piece.

Viewed front on, the ‘lean in’ of the frame adds to its stability and sense of purpose. A sneaky little storage shelf, out of view, ticks my box too. Give me all the storage.

AA Desk by Spant Studio 004

There is an LED all the way along that top beam to make sure there is even light over your work and it is angled properly too. I constantly get ribbed for having ‘all the lights in the world’ on in order to work properly (Sorry bill paying lover!). I was definitely told and re-told as a child that I’ll ruin my eyes reading in the semi-dark.

I don’t think I really believed them but the need for bright light has seeped in to my core and is going no-freaking-where. This desk enables me in my light addiction. I must have it.

AA Desk by Spant Studio 001

AA Desk is currently doing the trade show rounds* and will be available soon from Danish company WOUD who “work hard to deliver products where perfection and simplicity shines through in all aspects.” Oouf… Hire me.

*Northmodern, Copenhagen, IMM, Cologne, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milano

Image Credits: Igor Josifovic (image 2) / Spant Studio (all other images)

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