Quo Vadis, distinguished by its geometric structure and simplicity, bears the stamp of Studio Kairos, an all architect design team from Milano.
This archetypal desk consists of a wooden tabletop resting on an aluminium frame of unique design. Modesty panels and under-desk caisson-drawers may be added on request. The top surface descends from the legs at the corners like a one-piece tome. The material thickness at the edges of the desk is well hidden by the smartly designed details of the aluminium frame and corner connections.
The simplicity and elegance of the design breathes through all the details in the programme. Access to cable management is provided by a simple flap on the desktop which has the same surface finish. The frame is an anodised aluminium finish with the desktop in walnut or white oak with a natural surface finish.
Upon request a front modesty panel or a set of drawer units can be provided within the system. The drawer unit can be fitted under either one or both sides. The treatment of the drawer unit edge detail is in direct correlation with the table.
Using the same design language of Quo Vadis, executive meeting solutions are also presented. The meeting table is designed with the same legs articulated for the main design, depending on the length of the table, a vertical cable duct is placed at the very centre to carry all necessary wiring from the floor box up to a horizontal tray which is placed all the way along the table. Access to the tray and all cable management is easily provided thanks to the flap doors placed in the centre.
In principle, Quo Vadis presents a very inviting character, communicating less of a hierarchical tone but more of a collaborative attitude. Either the executive’s desk or the meeting tables are all easy to approach from all sides and do not dictate a volumetric language.
Designer: Studio Kairos