This multi-award winning piece was launched by manufacturer Woodman at Maison & Objet in September 2010 where it picked up the "Prix Les Découvertes" award for the Loft category, being selected by the jury for its sleek design and small footprint.
The Farringdon Laptop Desk
Democratising the work-from-home concept, the genius of the Farringdon Laptop Desk is its proportion. Conceived for apartments and small spaces the desk can sit easily in a hallway or lounge where space is limited, and is ideal for inner-city urban living. With a sleek design and minimal footprint, the curving desktop floats lightly on solid Oak legs with an open shelf for papers. The sliding worktop extends to increase the work area and integrates cable management for a laptop or flat screen monitor, external hard drives and phone chargers.
The Farringdon Desk innovates by incorporating the functional aspects of a larger desk into a compact form, while maintaining simplicity and elegance. This makes the desk ideal for domestic markets, yet extends the market as it is available to apartment and inner-city residents. The proportions of the desk are similar to that of a console table, which allows it to sit comfortably within a living area. To meet functional requirements the worktop slides to extend the work area. In addition cable management is considered. Superfluous elements such as drawers are removed, creating a minimal form.
All solid timber and panel components of the desk are certified FSC and are sourced from sustainably managed forestry resources. The worktop is finished in white lacquer and the legs are solid American white Oak, with a finger joint detail.