tom schuster undulates contoured surface on blidu office furniture
tom schuster undulates contoured surface on blidu office furniture tom schuster undulates contoured surface on blidu office furniture
may 16, 2014

tom schuster undulates contoured surface on blidu office furniture

tom schuster landscapes blidu office furniture with wooden surface
all images courtesy of tom schuster




‘blidu’ is a multifunctional table created by german designer tom schuster that features an undulating wooden surface. the furniture serves as a workplace with necessary technology elements integrated into it, such as a docking station for a smartphone and tablet, as well as four USB hubs. a drawer on the side makes it possible for the user to place the notebook away and clear the surface for other activities. developed with a 3D program using low-poly designs, the surface’s material is cherrywood and its grain enhances the contours to achieve a more wavy-look.


closeup of the contoured table surface


the side drawer


smartphone and tablet docking station





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  • technology has finally reached the point of total authoritarianism – now we have desktops that completely preclude the use of paper and writing instrument?

    dbkii says:
  • I really like this but is it actually practical? Where do you put all your notes and bits & bobs? I love the wood though. Such a nice colour.

    Hudson says:
  • Where do you put your cup of coffee? Or your Post-It Notes? This is a totally useless, impractical “desk”.

    Kristine says:
  • This will sell to people with more money than common sense. not a pratical design, Now stand it up and make it a door and you have something cool and unique looking. Sad to see a tree cut down for such a waste of a product.

    AK0tA says:
  • The better ocean shipping trunks had rounded tops so other trunks couldn’t be stacked on them. Maybe the intent here is to have a desk that doesn’t get cluttered. It’s a concept! A variation of the design might incorporate an sculptural surface for the electronic gadgets, an area for writing and, yes, a cup holder!

    Tim says:
  • Beautiful but useless!

    Yabba says:
  • This can still work with a flat surface..the contoured surface is only decoration..

    Didier says:
  • Suggest integrating a few leveled-planes of differing sizes for those odd uses. Writing, coffee, occasional head-banging. Love the topographic feel, though.

    ben anglin says:
  • If you look at the first pic there is a flat area at the front to write etc. on so pretty harsh criticism! I guess this is the challenge when working with new ideas.

    Milon says:

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