Desk #1 and Chair #2 by Nico Yektai
Desk #1 embodies everything I have tried to accomplish in furniture design. Every board that makes up the desk is both structurally essential and decoration at the same time. The organizing principal is that of a moment in time as the desk is being stretched. The drawers have come along for the ride, and they no longer open in the expected way. The user must surrender their expectations of drawers then they open, one angling to the left and the other to the right. Opening them for the first time always elicits a smile.