The Black Desk by Sigurd Larsen

Architecture and minimalism combine forces in a sleek piece

By Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi The sleekly minimal Black Desk is the latest offering from Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen. The pared-down aesthetic of the Black Desk is a far cry from Larsen’s multifarious labyrinth of the Shrine. However, what the Black Desk lacks in complexity is offset by a responsiveness to the limitations of space in urban cities. Larsen addresses this struggle by delivering a desk …

KANZ Field Power Desk

Recharge off grid with a portable desk powered by lithium ion batteries and solar panels

For intrepid travelers, the ability to actually send an email, upload a video or simply maintain power remotely is essential. After the success of their Field Kitchen, KANZ Outdoors introduces the Field Power Desk to do all that. The desk features GoalZero lithium iron batteries and mono crystalline solar panels and provides 12V and 5V outputs for constant juice on the road. The built-in power …

12×12

Bulldozed buildings transformed into furniture at WantedDesign

Among the focused components of the 2012 WantedDesign event calendar, 12×12 stood out as an inspiring exhibition of upcycling and repurposing. The idea was simple—supply 12 designers with timber from 12 demolished New York City buildings to create a piece of furniture. While the work presented by a juried group of Big Apple-based designers made for an impressive collection, there were four that resonated strongly …