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The final form.
Final rendering before CAD and build. You'll notice several changes between the photos and this marker rendering.
All buttoned up with everywhere to go.
Large format paper and tool storage directly under the desk.
The computer desk opens up to reveal tool storage after you slide your keyboard and mouse under the computer shelf.
Render for the second iteration. Pen and copic marker.
Early form studies for both the top and legs. Pen and copic marker.
Ideation sketch for top and legs. Pen.
A cord management idea utilizing magnets and a fitted block of wood. Pen and copic marker.
Quick and dirty early form work. Pencil.
This is the first show model, or Version 1. The desk, legs and details are hard rock sugar maple, while the rich brown wings are american black walnut.
This version of the desk is shown in with the asymmetric wing option. Many other options will be available when the second version Launches in August of 2014.
The mechanism was designed and built in-house using a worm and worm transmission which is self-locking. Simply turn the wheel and start drawing.
As you rotate the hand wheel, a small gear box translates the horizontal rotation into a vertical rotation which spins a shaft. Attached to the shaft are two nautilus shaped cams the raise the desk smoothly.
45 degrees is the maximum angle that we allowed with this desk.
The desk at approximately 30 degrees.
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Geek Chic Drafting Desk

For those who get to be creative for a living, as well as those who want to be more creative.
Most of the work seen here is for the second version coming out in August of 2014. The notable exception are the photos of the full size prototype, or Version 1.

Comments (2)
  • Adam, thanks for the feedback. I will be finished with the latest version next month, check back to see the changes!

    7 years ago

  • Truly beautiful design and fabrication work. Very well done.

    7 years ago

  • Truly beautiful design and fabrication work. Very well done.

    7 years ago

  • Adam, thanks for the feedback. I will be finished with the latest version next month, check back to see the changes!

    7 years ago

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Kip Nordby
Industrial Designer Seattle, WA