What’s on your desk? Let’s face it, most of us spend our waking ours chained to our work desk. We asked a few design identities to take a picture of their daytime domain and share them with us.
June 27th, 2013
We spend hours on end at our desks; they fast become reflections of our interests, clues to our work practices, and quite often: extensions of our personality. Apply this notion to the workplace of creative types and you have a very interesting little study in diversity.
“Eames leg splint 1942. Not exactly a travel essential… But a good NYC flea market find nonetheless. Perhaps I could wear it to score a sympathy upgrade.” – Henry Wilson, Industrial Designer (ever on the road, Henry sent us his mobile office).
This year, expanding on our Indesign Insiders program that complements the Sydney Indesign coverage, we have asked our hand-picked design scenesters to share their workbench with us.
“My Bose headphones are always in my bag. I’m lucky enough to walk to work each day from my home in Surry Hills and that time out with my music is a real luxury. Took me a while to get over the self-consciousness of wearing them in public though!’ – Neale Whitaker, Editor in Chief: Belle.
Hailing from all corners of the design world: architects, industrial designers, some media as well as design hunters and commentators – they are the critical eyes and ears out there amongst it all, sharing their journey through the precincts and the displays – highlighting their favourite experiences as it all happens.
“I can’t live without my Lyra coloured pencils and liquid paper for mistakes – mistakes are good!” – Dominic Alvaro, Woods Bagot.
“Sketches – everywhere, all over the desk. Somewhat quaint, but I still hand sketch.” – Jonathan Richards, SJB
“I have many Dinosaur Designs resin bangles and they always end up in a pile on my desk!” – Jen Bishop, Interiors Addict
More Insiders Desks will be revealed over at the Sydney Indesign website in coming weeks!
(Hero Image: “iPad mini; my favourite device. It fits in my handbag and I use it for absolutely everything.” – Angela Ferguson, Futurespace)
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