A New Habitat for Homework
Immediately after graduating from design school you pay your loans with the unfulfilling creative expression of swirling hearts of foam on lattes and bias-cut limes for infused cocktails. If you’re lucky, maybe an internship at a company where you’ll consider redesigning the stapler and hole punch for a year. The chance that you’ll commission a piece of furniture to a respected company like Habitat, that produces furniture for 32 countries, is as probable as visiting Willy Wonka was for Charlie. But for London-based Robin Grasby, a recent 3D furniture and product design honors graduate at Northumbria University, his desk concept ‘Homework’ won him the golden ticket.
Homework. Designed by Robin Grasby. [Image via MoCo Loco.]
Developed after interviewing designers, architects, illustrators, teachers, and students, and following a photographic study of successful and unsuccessful work spaces, Grasby’s modular desk system was born. Grasby says, “I’m interested in developing systems that bring added value to the user, rather than purely aesthetic objects.” Such a thought is one that fits perfectly within the mentality of Habitat, developed by Terence Conran back in 1964 that seeks to challenge the way we think about our living space.
Homework. Designed by Robin Grasby. [Image via MocoLoco.]
Although Homework’s multi-functionality appears to be geared towards the creative professional, it can be constructed to one’s individual preferences. Beginning with a basic beech trestle and a desktop surface, the following can be added: felt storage slings, drawers, book supports, a laser-etched wooden ruler, monitor shelf, cutting mat, a desktop whiteboard, space for vertical filing, various caddies and media/charging ports for small gadgets.
Who would have thought that working from home could get any better with a bit of Homework?
via MoCo Loco