Lian Li’s DK-04 electronic standing desk doubles as a gaming PC chassis. It has tons of cooling, room for an mATX or ATX motherboard, GPUs up to 320mm long, and up to eight 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives. Its height can be adjusted from 27″ to 46″. Drops 5/10/16 for $1500.
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Jonathan Morrison put together a modern, minimalist and crazy expensive desk setup that fits the style of fellow tech reviewer MKBHD. Skip to 4:39. The highlight is definitely the angular Furtif desk. Check out the video’s description for links to the showcased products.
Designed by Harow, creators of the Black Skull Armchair, this very special edition is for supervillains with deep pockets. Its luxurious black velvet seat is surrounded by a handmade steel and fiberglass structure, coated in 24-karat gold, bringing its price to a cool half-mil.
Kagen Schaefer makes complex wooden puzzles. One of them is a desk that has over 20 puzzles and hidden compartments, which when solved give you pieces of sheet music. Put that together, play the notes on the built-in pipe organ and you’ll open a final secret drawer.
We can’t fathom the amount of work it took Frank Howarth to shoot this stop-motion video of a lawn chair crafting itself without a single carpenter. If it looks familiar, that’s because Frank’s bookcase and table saw posses the same magical properties. (Thanks Victor!)
A smart, space-efficient take on the standing desk, the modular wooden StandCrafted hangs on your wall, freeing up floor space. It holds any display with a VESA mount, has a keyboard and trackpad/mouse tray, a laptop holder, a place for gadget charging and even a cup holder.
After designing his own expanding table, Scott Rumschlag came up with a mechanical wooden standing desk that’s much faster to operate than motorized desks and withstands over 250lb. loads. It uses two wooden boxes filled with nails and sand as counterweights.
Vintage Industrial’s adjustable height desk is impressive, handbuilt from heavy gauge steel with a solid hardwood top. It’s base is held together by over 200 rivets and bolts, and a turn of either iron crank raises its top from 30″ to 42″. In 96″ x 40″ or 120″ x 48″ sizes.
Julie Legros and Lavallard Boget created this truly special interpretation of a classic Eames mid-century modern chair, replacing fiberglass with concrete, and swapping aluminum for steel rebar legs. The seat side has a smooth finish, while the rear is rough and unfinished.
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