This project was designed for students at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology to create and develop a desk organizer for the school’s staff with an emphasis on wood as a primary material.
In a team of three, we wanted to explore how an object can balance a minimalist aesthetic but still be function-driven to meet the needs of the target audience. This led to our primary objective to design a desk organizer that was clever and delightful in its interactions.
Material selection played a critical role in the overall design of the desk organizer. We chose pine wood and carbon fiber based on their complimenting properties and their ability to juxtapose one another. Pine wood is raw, light in colour and soft while carbon fiber is a composite material, has a dark pattern and stiff.