The idea for this project was conceived while reflecting on handicraft and its re-emergence in modern times. The first workbenches were designed in accordance with the requirements of small manufacturers, but today they are created in response to a new lifestyle which cherishes handcraftsmanship as something worth experiencing. They are often associated with jewelry making, pottery, sculpting, illustration, clothing production, etc.
The Workbench is created as a functional workspace suitable for working with smaller objects. It was originally intended to function as a workspace for jewelry makers, but the concept evolved into a modular workbench well-suited for a wide range of activities. It comprises a fixed raster on the upper table surface. Boxes designed for easy, practical storage of work materials and other equipment are inserted into the ras- ter and are easily accessible during actual work.
Modularity is achieved by inserting additional bars which create a new raster within the existing one. This enables insertion of boxes of four different dimensions, in various combinations.
It is made of oak a material traditionally used in everyday construction whose interesting grain markings combined with semi-transparent surfaces make for unique, contrasting patterns on the table surface.
The central part of the table has a fixed surface, and materials can be stored on the left or right side. The users create the visual structure of this workspace themselves, changing it and adapting it to their current needs, making this product not only versatile, but also quite distinctly individualistic.
client / self-initieted project
year / 2016
production / Stolarija Presker
photographs / Pavel Posavec
First round winner of the "Young Balkan Designers 2016: New Analogue" Competition