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Black Box: Soot

This architects’ desk from Swedish designer Kristoffer Fagerstrom is inspired by the idea of the black box.

Black Box: Soot


June 23rd, 2011

Kristoffer Fagerstrom has fused old and new, traditional and modern to create an architects’ ’black box’ – an old-school style desk with hidden compartments, rulers, magnets and sketchpaper, but incorporating the must-haves of modern practice – USB hubs and power outlets.



It’s a beautifully crafted object, with a charred wood finish offset with brass fittings.


Fagerstrom wanted to evoke images of fire, the veneer charred and sooted as one would imagine a real black box to look.

It’s a desk of secrets, just begging to be touched and explored.




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