I M Lab

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''Torque'' Desk

London | United Kingdom | Prototype 2012

I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
A twisting take on a traditionally formal product. In this instance the desk has been transformed into a dynamic spatial object in tension with the straight walls of the space it occupies.

The tensile pressures require the desk to be constructed in a malleable and ductile material. Bringing together clever engineering and handcraftsmanship, all the components of the metal body are structural as well as functional.

The flat plane of the desk is folded to support itself at one end while seemingly resting on a stack of drawers in the other end. The rotating drawers are cantilevered around the spine which performs multiple functions of a support, a pivot and a cable management system connecting potential floor point all the way up to the desk surface.

Design team:

Alessandro Isola, Supriya Mankad

I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
photographer: Alberi Auber Marco
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk
I M Lab-''Torque'' Desk