Deskitecture is a line of architecture-inspired desk appliances that use various structural motifs to form mini cityscapes on your desk.
Architecture is an endless pool of inspiration for some designers. Spurred by the layers created by superimposed buildings and city structures, creatives aim to replicate that through their product designs. Covering several different design avenues, those products might come through as interior design elements or even outdoor decorations.
Designer: Hyerim Kim
Whatever the case might be, architecture serves as a staple source of inspiration for designers across industries. For young designer Hyerim Kim, architecture-inspired their line of desk appliances, Deskitecture.
Comprised of several different appliances, Deskitecture is built from different building materials as well. Using basic architecture as the blueprint for each piece, Kim broke their line of desk appliances down to four categories: concrete, wood, brick, and steel.
The appliances made from concrete are generally the ones that keep desk objects in place, like writing utensils, books, and pieces of paper. Deskitecture’s line of concrete appliances includes a pen holder and magazine crates that doubly function as bookends.
The wooden desk objects also include slotted magazine holders that are lengthier than they are sturdy, promising to hold flimsier items in place, like magazines and paper mail. Deskitecture’s brick appliances are mostly composed of bookends that also function as vases for writing utensils and other EDC items to be stored.
Finally, the Deskitecture steel appliance appears as a micro-sized H steel beam to provide an organizer for various items that can be found on any desk, like rulers, miscellaneous books, and binders.
The brick-inspired bookends doubly function as vases for items like writing utensils or even floral decorations.
When put together, the appliances of Deskitecture form miniature cityscapes.
The H-beam-inspired steel appliance functions as a desk organizer.