Future living lab SPACE10 invited Opendesk to collaborate with them for their inaugural 3-day festival, Made in Space. I was invited, with 5 other designers, to participate and design locally-made additions to Tom Dixon’s pre-release Delaktig sofa/bed, designed as a modular system for Ikea.
We no longer think of work as a desk, office cubicle or study. Technologies allow us to be more mobile and organisations empower us to work in ways that suit individuals. ‘Work’ as a mode of living is closer than ever to what might be considered ‘leisure’. Toolbox is a storage solution and light workstation for the home worker. The perfect companion for Delaktig- slide boxes under the sofa or stack multiple boxes to create a light workstation ideal for laptops and notepads. Inside each box is a tool tray designed to accommodate the ‘tools’ of the home worker from laptops and charging cables to stationary. Discreet ball castors allow Toolbox to be moved conveniently around the home or office.
Each Toolbox was drawn in CAD software before 2D cutting files were produced for manufacture via 3-axis CNC milling. A technique called “kerfing” was used to achieve the box’s curved edges. This involves scoring the material (in this case birch faced plywood) to a precise depth to achieve the desired bend. The spacing between each score is also important to achieve the correct bend. Once cut, jigs were used to assemble each box.
-Smile Plastics (Various)- 100% recycled plastic.
-Solid Wool- a unique, composite material made from wool and bio-resin, made in Devon (South West England).
-Birch faced plywood- the staple ingredient of any workshop.
Photography by Niklas Adrian Vindelev and Josh Worley