The Diag Desk is a minimalist, modern desk built to optimize desk space while incorporating storage elements like removable leather compartments.
When it comes to desks, the simpler the better. Desks that are rooted in simplicity, either through a minimalist approach or by embracing Scandinavian aesthetics, typically offer a lot of practicality while maintaining a stripped-down design.
Designer: Marek Błażucki
Considering its minimalist build, more space can be devoted to the desk’s tabletop, where most of the desk’s purpose is reserved. The Diag Desk from Polish designer Marek Błażucki is one kind of minimalist design that integrates storage systems into its build, ensuring that users have ample desk space while still keeping their necessary stationery within arm’s reach.
Recognized with an Honorable Mention from LOOP Design’s 2021 award season, the Diag Desk consists of a wooden desktop supported by four steel legs. The rectangular desktop is cradled by raised wooden lips that help organize your stationery items into a grid and prevent them from falling off the desk.
Along the backside of the desk, users can find integrated cavities where leather organizers can be strapped for extra storage. One cubic leather organizer can be used for loose items like writing utensils and measuring tools, whereas the rectangular organizer can store slimmer accessories such as business cards and smaller notebooks.
Offering plenty of leg height and room, the desk is raised to the average height of sitting desks. The desktop itself is conceptualized in either veneer/solid wood or lacquered MDF wood fibers, while the legs are constructed from brushed stainless steel or an anthracite structural lacquered base.