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This thoughtfully designed desk was made in response to our modern disconnect with nature. It aims to reintroduce the wild world outside the city to urban users first by changing the typically flat surface to one that mimics a natural landscape. Flat working platforms are designed to be placed on top of the artificial environment so the user is free to arrange to fit their needs to a certain extent. Just like in the real world, the layered design simulates the structure of the earth crust. For example, the working platforms are designed in certain proportions to the table surface, 5%, 10%, and 20%, just like the proportion of urban development. In turn, the user is reminded of the city’s footprint in nature and not the other way around!

Designer: Heinrik Ng Chak Kwan

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1 Comment

  • Mete says:

    It is a great idea to bring nature on our desks. However I’m not sure if it is the best way to use a rocky surface when since sometimes we put our whole arms on the table e.g. typing. I think the designer can focus on usability also and then it would be perfect.
    Also how about bringing some green on the table also, that would look also nice I think 😉

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