Name: Okum Desk
Designer: David Okum
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Okum Desk is a minimal design created by Los Angeles-based designer David Okum. David Okum is a product and furniture designer that founded his studio in 2011. Okum believes in a hands-on approach of experimentation in materials and processes to create resonating designs that are complex yet simple.
The Okum Desk was designed with ergonomics in mind and to conform to the angle of our bodies via a soft, slanted ledge that eliminates any abrupt edges. Using molded plywood, the principle design feature is the seamless curve of the low shelf, which provides storage for stationery and keeps things such as a task light out of the way.
The base is made with intersecting powder-coated steel rods and tubes, and continues the underlying exploration of structures that do more with less. The legs easily change heights without additional components. The Okum Desk is the distillation of familiar methods, materials and structure, translated into a form and function to address our present needs.