Dec 07, 2016 / Furniture
Everything but the Desktop by Daphna Laurens

Everything but the Desktop is a minimal collection created by Eindhoven-based designers Daphna Laurens. The collection consists of organizers, a lamp, and a chair, named ‘On Top Organizers’, ‘Above Lamp’ and a ‘Beside Chair’ respectively. For Everything But the Desktop, the two designers went in search of the extreme limits of malleability. With a desire to use the material in ways it wasn’t designed for, the duo glued together two layers of Forbo Desktop and thus created a two-tone and also double-sided, flexible material. The name of the material (Forbo Desktop) then guided the way in considering the objects that would ultimately take shape: as organizers, a lamp and an easy chair for work. These give insight into, and play with, the various properties (color, texture, malleability) of the material.