Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on January 11, 2010
Recycled wood gets a big thumbs up from me. As does great design. Especially when it’s for the office, where I seem to be spending most of my time these days.
But this “Xcetera” desk isn’t working for me at all. Designed by Basten Leijh of Bieijh Concepts & Design, whose aim (according to his company’s website) is to “combine esthetics and function”, this new line of furniture was created with Westra, a Dutch company with a flair for office funkiness. And this desk is the first of many offerings in the collection that be brought to market in the hopes of visually jazzing up the workplace through its use of lively colors and groovy shapes.
On the “G” side, it’s constructed of recycled wood and held together by steel hardware that can be recycled at the end of the desk’s life. But I still don’t get it. It looks like a card table. And a funky one, at that.