This unique piece is an ergonomically designed desk for a Missouri customer who wanted to stand for his daily reading and writing. This beautifully designed piece is part of a trend of furniture for people who prefer to stand while they work. It is made of Black Walnut with a reading surface and drawer front of remarkable Laurel Burl.
The design collaboration with the client resulted in a desk tailored to his specific requests and ergonomic needs. He wanted a clean contemporary look with no visible hardware. The height and angle of the reading surface were made to his preference. The rear of the bookshelf was canted downward so gravity would assist holding books in place with no need for a bookend. The shelf was moved back to clear knee space, and an aluminum-lined foot rest was added. For storage space, I included a large drawer and partitioned space under the hinged reading surface. Sections within both sides of the tabletop extend for additional space, for things like a coffee mug.
The interior’s partitioned space has ‘free’ office supplies with marquetry images of pens, pencils and a paper clip inlayed in the surface.