It may be an age-old material, but designers have yet to cease being inspired by the compelling properties of wood. The concept for the Lina Desk by Francois Hurtaud takes an incredibly contemporary style, made possible by modern technological processes.
The lanky bent plywood object gets its character from the marriage of white ash and black walnut layers molded into a smooth and sinuous escritoire. An open tray is formed beneath an upper flat surface, providing a place to set books, gadgets and perhaps a separate keyboard below your notebook computer. Arthur Kenzo and Francois de Martrin-Donos collaborated on this design, and the team of three placed prioritized aesthetics and the reduction of waste in the manufacturing of the Lina Desk.