Eight office products designed to make your work life easier
In an ideal world, work would be so much fun that extra hours would feel effortless. Unfortunately, the majority of us spend our weeks slogging through until Friday. Depressing? Perhaps. But we’ve rounded up a few objects that may not necessarily make work more fun, but their convenient multiple functions will definitely make it easier.
Islands by Jordi Blasi
Islands might be the epitome of office efficiency! This design gives you a place in the office to hang your coat, charge your various mobile appliances and organize your junk. It is available in different colors and can be mobile or fixed.
Desk 01 by Artifox
The Desk 01 by American design studio Artifox combines all of your office needs into one brilliant little desk. Available in Maple or Walnut, Desk 01 comes with built-in mobile device charging, a spot for your headphones and an ever-available whiteboard with matching eraser.
Buoy by Turnstone
Can’t sit still at work? Join the club. Turnstone’s Buoy was designed for those who fidget, twitch and bounce around. This spinning stool lets you rock and roll, but also comes in handy as an extra storage space for hiding work day snacks that you don’t want to share.
K Workstation by MisoSoupDesign
The K Workstation is not only multifunctional, but also saves space! The Bamboo laminated plywood is not only a desk but an entire mini-workstation, complete with built-in shelving.
TOOaPICNIC by TOOtheZOO
Dutch brand TOOtheZOO’s TOOaPICNIC line of multifunctional seating is the perfect office hideaway. Tuck yourself up on those comfy cushions with your laptop and enjoy. You can even bring a friend. The high-backed version also provides acoustic insulation, which is a must for open space offices.
EDI Desk Lamp by Tommaso Bistacchi for Valsecchi 1918
Not just a desk lamp, the EDI Lamp is also a handy dandy desk organizer that can hold pens, pencils, business cards or photos of your dog. Even better, the lamp is adjustable and can be positioned in three different ways. It is available in Walnut, Ash or metal and the lamp comes in five different colors, so you can match it to your dress shirt.
Object B by Seung-Yong Song
Talk about useful! Korean designer Seung-Yong Song’s chair serves not one, not two but three purposes! Although not expressly designed for the office, we could easily see this chair / ladder / shelf gracing a modern office environment.
Cabinet-Desk by Laura Petraitytė
Another multifunctional desk, the Lithuanian designer’s secretary desk serves as lamp, storage and desk space. There are even electrical sockets for plugging in things that need electricity. When not in use, it folds up neatly to hide any mess.