.ORG: a folded, durable, lightweight, laser cut desk organizer
within the context of the present-day office, desks can become cluttered with post-it notes, pens, pencils, markers, books, and virtually anything else people can fit within their limited dimensions. in order to rearrange the cocktail of objects, people purchase heavy and thick appliances overloaded with compartments and mechanisms. providing a need for change, ‘.ORG’ is a minimal construct that has been laser cut from 0.8mm-thick carbon steel.
the desk organizer without objects
the material properties of the alloy minimize the amount of waste created during the manufacturing process. in fact, the designers studied how the shape fits within a standard 1-by-2 meter sheet as effectively as possible. the simple and geometric lines that form the folds and tabs reduce the cutting time down to a mere five minutes.
the thinness of the 0.8 mm carbon steel allows the design to be flat-packed
anticipating coffee spills, food debris, scratches, and other mishaps, the surface is coated with a special polymer paint which provides a pleasantly soft touch and protects devices from scratches. the lighting element can be configured into two different positions, depending on the needs of the user, and is powered by 16 LED light bulbs. other compartments have been designed to accommodate a smartphone, a tablet, a space for small stationery items, and a larger space for a scissors and a stapler.
detail of the creases
the minimalism of the design anticipates change throughout the day
the empty organizer
full of everyday items
organizer without lamp