Designer Heinrik Ng Chak Kwan has crafted a desk in response to the modern disconnection with nature. It aims to reintroduce the wild world outside the city to urban users by changing the typically flat surface to one that mimics a natural landscape. According to Hypebeast, the designer wants to help the modern man reconnect with nature. The surface of the desk is made to resemble Earth’s natural topography. And flat working platforms are designed to be placed on top of the artificial environment so the user is free to arrange to fit their needs to a certain extent. Just like in the real world, the layered design simulates the structure of the earth crust. These coaster-like platforms are designed in proportions of 5, 10 and 20 percent of the total surface area—imitating the proportions found in macro-sized urban development. The piece thus invites the outside world back into the work space, instead of distancing them from one another. So, would you work on this desk?
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