Desk designed with simplicity & elegance in mind. The concept was inspired by minimalism, thus the stripping away of all unnecessary elements within the design. Black was selected for its inherent visual intensity and muted elegance. The intention was to create a piece with just the vital amount of visual volume, while still retaining some storage space. It doubles as a decorative piece that is both functional and visually striking.
STEEL. was used as the base material for the structural frame of the design. Its inherent strength and durability were factors that contributed to the decision of selecting this material.
TINTED.MIRROR.was used to create a starck contrast between the matte paint used to spray the frame, and the gloss and reflections produced by the smooth surface finish of the top.
WOOD. was applied to the bottom of Minimal. Though hidden, the material creates a hidden element of surprise for the user, and ties the industrial look of the piece with a rustic; yet polished grain.
The geometric nature of Minimal was intentionally designed to produce a sense of visual sharpness constrained within a rectangular three-dimensional volume.
Several jigs were created in order to ensure that the steel would be welded at the exact angles and points of convergence within the design.
Made using MDF, and laser-cutting techniques, all jigs were produced once only- all of which were used to replicate the design and ensure the same outcome every time.
One jig was created to produce all four legs, one was produced to join the legs to the supporting structure (hidden by the tinted mirror), and a third one was created to join the internal supporting structure to the side frames joining all four legs. Once finished, the jigs were used to weld the steel together and create a steady and perfectly-shaped end product.