Tomas Kral’s Homework Desk: Drawerless, with Drainage

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Switzerland-based designer Tomas Kral’s Homework Desk is unusual: Made from cast aluminum sandwiched between two sheets of ash, it contains a sort of gutter that runs around three edges. Rather than being for drainage, it’s meant to store desktop items, well, off of the desktop. For his part, he describes the wraparound as “A toolbox to store documents, objects, photos that you need or simply desire to work.” No drawers necessary.

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Here’s a shot of an early mockup made with cardboard and particle board:

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