These desks were created as a response to the new design studio, GR&D LAB, at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. They were designed to accommodate a wide range of anthropomorphic dimensions, with Li Zeng, our shortest researcher at 4’11” at one end of the spectrum and Bryan Clendenen, our tallest at 6’3” at the other while still remaining functional and comfortable.
One desk was designed and prototyped to ensure a correct fit while insuring compliance with the institutional demand that they could be produced for 50 dollars or less. After minor design revisions which included a more functional cable-management system, the desks were put into production and a run of eight made.
The design is meant to be open source and flexible enough to fit a variety of systems and budgets.