Common Desk

October 29, 2017
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Underlit work surface

Pasadena, California-based NONdesigns has created the Common Desk, a surface with an unexpected approach to illumination. The collaborative work space is perforated with a series of linear slots that hold acrylic panels, which function as movable dividers and bookends. From within these slots, the Common Desk glows, providing ample lighting for anyone working late.

The desk comes with three large and twelve small acrylic panels. Each panel channels LED light—the source of which is located under the desk surface—via glowing edges, collectively imparting a diffuse ambiance. A central trough also allows for cable and power supply storage. An imaginative approach to organization and dividing workstations, Common fuses the structure of file management with the emission of light—a novel way to illuminate work.

Contact: NONdesigns LLC, Pasadena, CA, USA.

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