When devising a new desk to add to Massproductions portfolio of offerings, lead designer and co-founder Chris Martin started by reconsidering the furniture piece’s most defining characteristic – the legs.
Recognizing the potential for them to be more than merely supports for the surface, Martin thought to make them intentionally shaped, placed and positioned in a way that improved the desk’s overall functionality.
This reconceptualizing led to the Homework desk. The front legs were given a round profile and placed as far into the corners as possible, a combination that creates ample and unhindered leg room for the user.
Conversely, the back legs are square-shape and positioned at an angle to significantly increase stability. Together, the straight and round and angles and squared legs give the Homework desk a compelling asymmetry with minimal components.
For the size of the desktop, it was imperative that everything was within reach so it’s been scaled to an accessible dimension; the front edge of the desk has a slight curvature for comfort. Homework desk – its name was inspired by the iconic Daft Punk album – is made from solid beech and available in three versions: uniformly oiled or stained black, or with oiled beech top with blue- and green-painted legs.