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Arend Vandenberghe
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Short Description

A standing desk, designed for makers where the function determines the form.

Detailed Description

This standing desk is a place for makers to create and develop ideas.
The mechanism is the center of attention and determines the shape.
The desk is made for assembly by the user and gives the user a better understanding in how the object functions. The user can also change parts once they are damaged.
The materials that are used are monomaterials (Aluminium, PP & POM) that are easy to be sorted after use and are not fixed with permanent connections, only bolts, snap-, and friction fits.

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

In our day and age where products have evolved so far and have often a very high complexity, most people don't care to understand any more about how things work/are made. In this lies for me the beauty of it all. My objects show people how things work and are put together, connections are not hidden but rather put up front. With this, I hope to spark peoples intrest and let them think more about the things they use and how they function, because that's where beauty in objects lies for me.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

The simpleness and openness of my object go hand in hand with non permanent connections, no coatings and a patina of use. This makes all the materials easy to dissassemble and recycle once they are unusable.

Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?

The object is fully flatpackable and made to be assembled by the user.
I think this desk could definitely be opened up to an open source project as most parts are easy materials to work on and start from standard/widely available parts.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

As said earlyer, the object is made in a certain simplicity so it's easy to grasp and open up the mind of the user to think about the function of a product, see the beauty of the craftmanship, respect the product more and in the end be more of a responsible buyer due to the respect that has grown between the user and the object just by understanding it.