This portable + affordable micro office can be placed in a corporate office, your backyard or out in public

The COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 brought with it a trend, that has in time proven that it’s here to stay – ‘Micro Offices’. It’s 2022, and the popularity of micro offices isn’t weaning off in the slightest. But in the swarm of micro offices currently available in the market, it can often be difficult to find the one that meets your needs and requirements perfectly. Or so I thought until I came across ‘Make.Work.Space’. Make.Work.Space promises to be your private work oasis!

Designer: Make.Work.Space

This specific micro office is a pretty versatile one! It can be placed in your home, at a corporate office, or even out in public. You can position multiple Make.Work.Spaces in your office, creating spaces for employees to gain some privacy away from the office chaos. It can function as a distraction-free zone allowing employees to work smarter and better, as well as take a personal call or two! It also encourages space efficiency, facilitating the use of underutilized spaces – both indoors and outdoors.

Of course, when it comes to working from home – the Make.Work.Space functions as the ideal home office! Besides serving as a home office, it could also be used as a quiet space to simply relax and unwind in as well. Sometimes we do need privacy in our own home, especially if we’re living with family, friends, or roommates. It’s an economical and efficient way to maximize your living space!

You can also utilize these micro offices in public spaces. They are super portable, and convenient to place in any location. The creators envision this micro office as one that could support working on the go. Although, this particular idea could be a far-fetched one, hey, who knows when a need could arise?!

The micro offices come in three modules, quite bluntly dubbed, Micro-Office 1, 2, and 3. Micro-Office 1 seems to be the most compact of the three. It is 1.7 m long and 1.2 m wide and features a fixed table, acoustic paneling, and a touch screen controller. The personal capsule has also been equipped with 2 power sockets, 2 USB sockets, task lights, and a coat hook. Micro-Office 2, on the other hand, is larger, measuring 2.2 m in length, and 1.2 m in width. It has the same basic features as Micro-Office 1 but has a few additional ones as well, such as – a translating ergonomic table, a media player, a panoramic window, and a HEPA filter. It is also weather resistant and has the option of air conditioning. Micro-Office 3 is the same size as office number 2 and shares quite a few of the same features, but what sets it apart is mandatory air conditioning, a guest seat, and a cork and wipe board. It’s also built using premium fabrics and flooring.

Make.Work.Space has a variety of micro offices to meet the diverse needs of diverse people. You can pick a micro office that suits you and your working requirements!

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These Japanese-inspired office pods offer an oasis in busy workplaces

Design trends come and go. Some even say they swing back and forth like a pendulum. Office cubicles and room dividers were once deemed impersonal and anti-social, but open floor plans that replaced them are now considered too distracting and unproductive. Whichever way that design pendulum swings, the workplace will always be a busy place, and people in that space will always be in need of some safe, quiet area from time to time. Rather than building permanent walls and rooms, office pods have become a more economical alternative, offering an enclosed sanctuary even for just a few minutes or hours. This minimalist work pod promises the same but adds a touch of Japanese-inspired aesthetic to bring a visual and aural retreat right in the midst of a chaotic office.

Designer: Staffan Holm

The Zen Pod is designed to blend with its surroundings, but its beauty makes it stand out easily as well. Inspired by Japanese design, the small boxed room exudes serenity and quiet, both with its uniform lines and conventional shape as well as through its material construction. The slatted oak wall fitted into the glass barrier creates an enclosure that is private but not isolating. People can still see each other on both sides, maintaining a smidgen of human interaction even while enjoying some moments of peace and quiet.

The pod doesn’t just embrace a person inside a beautifully minimal space, it also protects them from outside noise and distraction. The materials used in the Zen Pod’s construction were chosen not just for their beauty but also for their acoustic properties. It is able to dampen sounds by as much as 31dB, freeing people inside to converse comfortably and privately, whether for work or for fun.

It’s easy to get lost inside this visual and acoustic oasis. The choice of “sympathetic” materials like wood, wool, glass, aluminum, and steel all contribute to conveying a character of warmth and elegance that you’d typically encounter in Japanese design. For those who need a few moments to retreat from the frenzy of the workplace, nothing says “detachment” better than leisurely sipping a comforting drink while watching the action unfold outside the safety of the room’s glass walls.

The Zen Pod carries a tinge of irony in its design and purpose. Intended to look relaxing and to protect its occupant from the hustle and bustle of an office floor, it is also meant to be a place of intense work or serious conversation, not really allowing the person to fully escape the duties and responsibilities of the day. Built-in power outlets, shallow angle lighting, and adequate ventilation all work together to also induce a productive working atmosphere. It strikes the perfect balance between work and calm that cubicles and full office rooms can’t provide.

Best of all, the Zen Pod is designed to be less stressful to build and install in spaces that need this small escape. Although it will hardly be economical to fill an office floor with these small booths, it’s the kind of safe space that every workplace needs to have. Plus, it looks great, too, which can help uplift the atmosphere in a busy work environment, standing out like a beacon of hope for anyone who needs to take a break once in a while.

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These playful desk accessories might have you craving for eggs

Many of us sit in front of desks the majority of our lives, whether we work at home or in the office or spend most of the day in school. Something that we see every day for hours on end is bound to have an impact on our minds in the long run. That’s why we put pieces of decoration, beautiful accessories, and delightful toys on our desks to inspire us or even to distract us once in a while. Sometimes, however, we also opt for products with cleaner and more minimal designs that evoke feelings of peace or mental clarity. Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t have something that is both minimal yet playful, like this set of desk accessories and trinkets that take inspiration from traditional Korean games that children play.

Designer: Jiung Yun, Siwook Lee, Jihyun Hong, Junsu Lee

Inspiration can come from many things and take many forms. Some are more direct, like flower-shaped wall clocks or UFO-shaped lamps, while others require some imagination to make the connections. These hidden details only make these items more interesting and more valuable, especially if their themes speak to the owner’s interests and tastes. Madang, for example, is a collection of desk accessories that take inspiration from Korea’s forgotten traditional games, bringing an element of fun to some serious productivity tools.

Some of the associations are almost direct, like Juldaligi, a wrist-stretching tool that is like a miniature form of a traditional Korean tug of war. A multipurpose tray’s dividers and containers make it look like a Sabang chigi playground that children would use in yards. A magnetic clip holder that looks both like a UFO and a hat is a nod to the Jeonlip hats used in a whimsical game of Sangmodoligi. And what better way to embody a see-saw-like game than with a clip that mimics that movement.

There are also some items that take some license in the reinterpretation of those games. A pen holder, for example, tries to call to mind arrows that are put inside a barrel, while the Gang Gang Sulae desk timer is supposed to represent a game where people hold hands in a circle. One of the oddest ones is the incense holder that adds a swinging ball just to make an association with another traditional game that revolves around swings.

Whether intentional or unintentional, the white and orange motif of the Madang set brings another tie to Korean culture. Almost like different forms of soft-boiled eggs, these desk accessories bring to mind some popular Korean dishes, especially those that use egg as a core ingredient. Whether it’s through their shapes or through their colors, the Madang collection tries to give a bit of life to your desk without being overbearing or extravagant. Its homage to almost forgotten games also tries to remind us to have some fun in our lives before it becomes too late to enjoy it.

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Ten best desks designed for the ultimate work from home experience

I spend a substantial amount of my day on my desk, typing away to glory. Most of the time I also end up eating my meals on it! And binge-watching on some Netflix as well. And I’m sure that’s the case with most of us, since work from home became the new norm, and our home offices became our new hang-out spots. But having a great desk is really important! Simply a ‘good’ desk won’t do either. A great desk helps us work comfortably and effectively. It puts us in the right mindset, helping us achieve our daily productihevity goals and checkmark all the tasks on our to-do list! Not only should our desks be clean, but they should also sport an ergonomic and functional design! And good looks are an added bonus. And finding a desk that does all of the above can be a Herculean task. But worry not! We’ve curated a collection of innovative, highly functional, and aesthetically pleasing desk designs, that will end your hunt for a great desk once and for all! From a beautiful wooden desk with subtle details to organize your things to a motorized standing desk that creatively hides your cables  – there’s a perfect desk in here for everyone.

1. The Pessoa Table

Minimalist desks are great at sneaking organizational features into hidden nooks and crannies, but this striking work table has those compartments and spaces hiding in plain sight.

Why is it noteworthy?

Given the desk’s simple yet beautiful appearance, it might come as a surprise to learn that its form is actually inspired by three very different people with very different personalities. Or, to be more precise, the desk is named after the famed Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, whose different “heteronyms” (he doesn’t want to call them pseudonyms) have different and sometimes extremely conflicting ideologies. But almost like a metaphor for that situation, the Pessoa table still retains a unified appearance and beauty, just as all of Pessoa’s seventy-five heteronyms spring from the same man.

What we like

  • Minimal + vintage looks
  • Features two containers that float in the back panel

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

2. The Axis Concept

With this more mechanical standing desk concept, you can enjoy the benefits of a healthier working lifestyle without breaking your back or your bank.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Axis concept uses a simple axis mechanism, hence the name, to move the larger desk surface up or down as needed. As a bonus, part of the desk actually remains in position and is a good place to put items you’re less likely to move, like supplies or desk organizers. It can even be a temporary bookshelf that stays in the back of your desk when sitting or beneath the table when standing.

What we like

  • The simplicity of this system means that manufacturers can keep the number of parts and materials down to a minimum
  • Sustainable materials can be used since it has no need for electronics or even plastics
  • Replacement parts could be easier to purchase, too, presuming owners themselves can’t make those out of standardized design

What we dislike

  • It’s still a concept!

3. The Diag Desk

The Diag Desk is a minimalist, modern desk built to optimize desk space while incorporating storage elements like removable leather compartments. When it comes to desks, the simpler the better. Desks that are rooted in simplicity, either through a minimalist approach or by embracing Scandinavian aesthetics, typically offer a lot of practicality while maintaining a stripped-down design.

Why is it noteworthy?

Considering its minimalist build, more space can be devoted to the desk’s tabletop, where most of the desk’s purpose is reserved. The Diag Desk from Polish designer Marek Błażucki is one kind of minimalist design that integrates storage systems into its build, ensuring that users have ample desk space while still keeping their necessary stationery within arm’s reach.

What we like

  • Integrates ample storage systems into its build
  • Ensures stationery doesn’t fall off

What we dislike

  • There are a lot of visually similar desks on the market

4. The Nook Desk

The Nook desk right from its appearance and thereafter has a story of material molding, matte finish, and a simple idea that’s still more than an ordinary desk. The Nook desk surface, and nifty selves at the edges, hold key to the table’s idea of maximizing productivity with minimalistic use of material.

Why is it noteworthy?

New desks surfacing on our computer screens day in and day out are generally drenched heavily in the wave of maximizing gadgetry on the tabletop courtesy of cable organizers, built-in wireless chargers et al. Atkay keeps it simple and undistracting. His idea of a desk will therefore not revibrate with most hybrid/work-from-home taskforce. However, if you’re someone like me who loves the desk clear of clutter and only wants a book or two in close proximity; this is where the search can end.

What we like

  • Nook desk’s personalized design aesthetics shall help you have most of your reading/writing material well within your reach
  • The personalized design is achieved by separating multiple layers of plywood at the edges of the table, creating storage layers on the bottom of the tabletop

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

5. The Eleven Desk

Eleven Desk Details

Concept Eleven Desk

Eleven isn’t just a number or that fictional character from a TV series. Eleven can soon be known as a special desk designed to make working from home more fun and productive.

Why is it noteworthy?

The desk looks sturdy with the table top’s thickness and the legs. It has enough areas for everything you need for work. The table surface can accommodate your laptop, keyboard, monitor, and mouse. In addition, there is ample area for your books, documents, pens, and a mug. Underneath, there are hooks where you can hang your bag and headphones, plus another level for more stuff.

What we like

  • The desk is ideal for those who have a lot of stuff and needs some organizing to help them finish tasks on time
  • The table is buildable, which means you can quickly assemble this thing

What we dislike

  • The Eleven Desk is still a prototype

6. Spiky Desk

This Spiky Desk Concept for a work table and also a display table may not be as storage-friendly as some of the ones that we previously covered but it does serve as more than just a place where you put things on top. It doesn’t really have spikes as the name might suggest but the storage space underneath does have some uniquely shaped structures. They’re more triangles than spikes and they serve as a textured place to place some of your office supplies.

Why is it noteworthy?

The place under the main surface area is not that huge but can be used to store things like pens, rulers, scissors, and other office supplies, at least in the parts with the triangular-shaped spaces. These spaces are on the left and right sides of the table. In the middle is a flat surface where you can place things like your books, notebooks, documents, or even your laptop when you need to take a break and stop using it.

What we like

  • Functions as a work table and a display table

What we dislike

  • The table is pretty big, so it won’t fit into small spaces
  • It’s still a concept!

7. The Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk

Gumpo Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk Concept

Gumpo Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk Design

Gerhardt Kellermann and Ana Relvao of RELVAOKELLERMANN understand the need for people to work eight or more hours each day at their desks. There is a call for more ergonomic tables as such help in providing comfort and increasing productivity, especially on hectic days when you are reminded to reduce stress and be mindful of your health. You can get a comfortable and ergonomic chair for proper support, but it won’t matter if your table isn’t of the right height.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk makes an impression with a distinctive silhouette—a wedge-shaped tabletop, a round cable tray, a flat foot, and side brackets that can cover the structure and technology. You can attach other parts like a screening wall to cover your work, a cable tray to hide the cords, and whatever accessories you need to get a job done. Whether seated or standing, you can work with ease, efficiency, speed, and comfort, thanks to the desk’s ergonomics, structure, and durability.

What we like

  • The Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk changes its height with a motorized mechanism, making it ideal for modern and industrial offices
  • This sit-and-stand desk could be the perfect solution for your work and physical needs

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

8. The Office Table

THE TABLE Singular Office Table

The Office Table designed by Pedro de Sousa can be THE office table for you. It’s an old design, but we like how it is timeless and modern at the same time. The table comes with different levels and surfaces that can be anything for the user.

Why is it noteworthy?

The main tabletop is where you place your laptop and monitor, keyboard, and mouse. There is ample space for your other stuff for the day, like documents you need to sign, your notebook, or reference books. On the right, there are additional levels for other objects. The longer one that extends to the right could function as a monitor stand. It could also be a place for more books. You could see more space on the right with another level where a lamp may be placed.

What we like

  • The table is made of wood that is curved around the edges, so there are no sharp points
  • It’s a mix of natural elements and colors that result from the smart choice of materials

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

9. The Asytron

ASTYRON Lightweight Transforming Furniture Release

ASTYRON Lightweight Transforming Furniture Information

The Asytron is a lightweight transforming furniture item designed by two industrial designers from Germany. This mobile workspace is made using a light construction method. The design aims to solve several issues digital nomads face and those that spend most of their long hours in the home office or a coworking space.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Asytron answers many concerns as it is dynamic, flexible, ergonomic, and even aesthetically pleasing. It’s a desk and chair in one but can be folded together to save precious space. It’s ideal for flexible offices and coworking spaces as you can easily assemble, pack, and transport the item.

What we like

  • Truly lightweight
  • Comes with a cushioning formation inspired by automotive racing seats
  • Integrated features include a USB cable reel, USB multi-hub,
    and inductive charging station for wireless charging

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

10. The Raak Mai Desk

The Raak Mai desk is a multifunctional, versatile desk conceptualized for designers.

Why is it noteworthy?

Preliminary inspired by the needs of designers, Rodríguez hoped to incorporate analog mechanisms that work to take care of digital tasks. While many of the elements of the Raak Mai desk can be adjusted manually, the overall structure of the desk was fitted to ensure the digital needs of modern technology could be met.

What we like

  • Hosts an array of different modes, allowing users to adjust the desk’s height, tilt, and storage capabilities according to their working needs
  • Users can angle the desk to their desired tilt for accurate drawing sessions

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

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LAYER Design’s O6 chair is a cozy, minimalist task-chair for your everyday WFH needs

Named after the O-shaped backrest that gives the chair its distinct lightweight design, the O6 is the result of a 2-year collaboration between Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER Design and Allsteel.

The chair’s name also pays a hat-tip to the six key interactions that enable the user to configure the O6 for ultimate comfort. These
adjustability controls include the vertical movement of its armrests; multi-directional movement of the arm pads;
the vertical and horizontal movement of the seat; the tilting backrest; and the adjustable lumbar support. “The controls
are streamlined and intuitive, enabling ergonomic comfort without visual complication”, says LAYER Design in their press release.

Designer: LAYER Design for Allsteel

The O6, like a lot of LAYER’s past work, relies on balanced forms, curved edges, and soft forms that create a visually comforting experience that in the case of the O6 also extends to the actual experience of sitting on the chair too. Designed to blend into your muted office setup (rather than act as a vibrant statement piece), the chair sports a greyscale color palette and comes in 4 color options for the frame going from a light neutral grey all the way to black. Users can further customize the chair’s design by choosing from as many as 22 different colors of Spectrum mesh for the back and seat and six 4-Way Stretch mesh back colors.

“Task chairs typically have a highly technical expression that reflects their focus on functionality,” says Benjamin Hubert, Founder of LAYER. “Our collaboration with Allsteel was about finding a way to reduce that technical expression to enhance the sense of visual comfort and create a simple appearance.” This simplicity also elegantly conceals the chair’s 6 functions that elevate the user’s comfort. The idea for the O6 was to create a design that embodies the aspect of easy and comfortable productivity, rather than taking on a highly technical design that looks like an engineer’s sketch with hardly any ergonomic considerations.

The O6 Task Chair was launched this week at NeoCon 2022, and is now available on the Allsteel website, starting at $1039 for the high-back task chair with 4D adjustable arms.

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This astral desk clock brings expanse of galaxy in your peripheral view

Intricate clock designs never cease to amaze us with their unimaginable accurate movement and millimeter precision in component design. Combine that with a cool idea or philosophy binding generations light-years apart, and you get a niche clock design. Add to the mix a bit of auditory and visual brilliance, and the final product is an avant-garde creation any clockmaking genius would be proud of.

The concept timepiece crafted by Naotou Aji encapsulates the galaxy system in its cyclical movement – represented by the spirals that zoom out like the lens of a DSLR camera. Each level of outwards spiral movement displays the current hours, minutes and seconds respectively, in a counter-like style that can only be visible when viewed from an angle. On the adjacent side, similar spiral hugs the audio driver covered by the brass material which beams sound, and the concentric circles move to the tunes like never seen before.

Designer: Naotou Aji

So, it’s a Sierra of passing time and dancing music in perfect sync on the desk clock. The cubical design of the timepiece combines the goodness of the designer’s previous designs including the Eye Ball Clock and CUBIC mini portable beamer. The galaxy system is the main theme of the timepiece, as the spreading spirals make it look like a fixed star or even a radio telescope. There’s a blue planet that is half-bright and half-dark, bang in the middle, which keeps the astral element alive.

As the designer mentioned, this clock is not about accurate timekeeping, rather it is about experiencing the passing by of time in a visual and auditory bliss. Just like we get lost watching the star-studded outer bounds of the earth, this clock is about getting lost in the wonders of planetary motion. Just imagine this clock sitting on the desk as you productively work without any strings attached in peak focus!

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This cubic Japanese memo pad is the perfect platform to unleash your creativity on

All of us experience distractions at one time or another, sometimes even more than we can actually handle. Some of those distractions come from external sources, like a co-worker dropping by to have a word. Other times, we are betrayed by our own brains that try to push ideas to the forefront when we don’t need them yet. In both cases, the simplest and most effective way to get back into the zone is to write down whatever comes to mind or to our attention the moment it arrives. That would, of course, presuppose that you have something to write those thoughts on, something you’ll be sure to be able to retrieve later on when you do need those ideas. That’s where this beautifully minimalist Japanese paper Memo Block comes in, providing a temporary shelter for those itinerant thoughts of yours.

Designer: Tenkei Project for Ito Bindery

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In an age where a smartphone is almost always nearby, some might brush off the need for a dedicated paper pad to write things down in a snap. Given how most phones work, however, it takes more than just a few seconds to unlock the phone and get to your favorite note-taking app. Your computer might not even be available at that moment, so typing it out might not work either. Both devices also offer plenty of distractions, and you might find yourself getting sidetracked by other thoughts even before you could type the first one. In both cases, the best solution is one that has existed for centuries and has almost no opportunity to get in your way.

There is nothing more welcoming and more freeing than a blank sheet of paper that’s ready to record those fleeting thoughts, flashes of inspiration, or even tasks that were suddenly dumped on your lap. With no other markings, not even grids or lines, this white Memo Block lets you focus on the simplest task at hand, jotting that note down before you get distracted again. And with its smaller footprint, it’s easy to put a block of paper anywhere on your desk, in any position or orientation, so that it will always be within easy reach when your Muse or your colleague visits you.

The Memo Block Black has the same properties but adds a little extra, especially for creatives. Its pure black surface challenges the mind as if daring it to put an unconventional and exciting new thought on paper. It also adds a bit of flair to your notes, too, since you’ll be using ink that’s quite different from the one you use for mundane writing. Plus, the memo pad itself radiates personality, defying the usual conventions of memo blocks that come in white or bright colors.

Both white and black Memo Blocks use high-quality Japanese paper revered by many stationery connoisseurs. Its smooth texture and durability generate both comfort as well as confidence in use, transforming the act of writing from something mechanical to something enjoyable and almost meditative. The recycled cardboard base offers a pleasant contrast to the paper’s colors and brings stability to the pad so it won’t be sliding around when you write on it. A perfect companion to our Japanese Drawing Pad, this Memo Block will look at home on any desk while also giving a temporary home to those transient notes.

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ONE Calendar works like the rotating sun, moon, and earth

ONE Calendar Details

Calendars are straightforward, so there really is no need to make things complicated. However, some people can’t stop being creative. That’s why we have calendars like the ONE CALENDAR with an interesting and fun design.

The ONE Calendar is based on the movement of the earth, sun, and moon. As these heavenly bodies attract and rotate around each other, they turn days into nights and nights into days. This table calendar features three rings with magnets inside, making the mechanism more interesting than ever.

Designer: Yong Jeong

The rings are of different sizes, with the biggest one signifying the sun. It presents the numbers 1 to 31, pertaining to the 30 to 31 days each month. The next ring is for the 12 months of each year, while the smallest ring shows the days of the week. These rings interlock and when they do, the calendar tells you the correct day, date, and month for a given day.

The magnets make it possible for the three rings to interlock. The ONE Calendar can stand on a surface or be attached to your refrigerator. Display the One Calander depending on your preference or mood. Don’t think much about the aesthetics, but the product’s design is simple and timeless.

ONE Calendar Images

The rings appear to be plastic, so we know they are light and compact. Each ring reminds me of a selfie ring with the base and the cover. The rings are filled with magnets that allow the rings to stick together.

ONE Calendar Demo

ONE Calendar Concept

You can manually adjust the date, day, and month on the ONE Calendar. Just have the correct information ready, and you are free to display the calendar. Don’t say there is no need for such calendars since there are digital versions and you already have your smartphone. It’s really just about the novelty of the object.

Well, some people still prefer analog calendars more than digital ones. If you belong to this group, no, you’re not ancient. You’re someone who values tradition and history, and we respect you for that. We also can’t hide the fact that the ONE Calendar has a good design that people will and can remember. So that even if you really don’t need one, you’d still want to buy the ONE.

ONE Calendar

We love unique calendars like the ONE by Yong Jeong. In recent months, we have seen other unique ones like the Perpetual Flip Calendar. There’s also Kaspersky’s 2021 Calendar with its mini-cyber history lesson. The Ingrana Modular Synth calendar gives you a new sound every day. That Calenclock from several years ago had a little attitude but was nonetheless interesting.

ONE Calendar Design

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Logitech expands its MX series with a new Mechanical Keyboard and the Master 3S Mouse

Sitting at the nexus of professional hardware and gaming hardware, the Logitech MX series gives its power-users a taste of great mechanical action along with precision tools. “There is a growing community of software developers who fell in love with mechanical keyboards when they started playing games, and now they want the same feeling of precision and control with their professional desktop keyboard,” said Tolya Polyanker, head of the MX Series for Creativity and Productivity at Logitech. “MX Mechanical combines the best of both – Logitech’s gaming keyboard expertise with MX Master Series signature experiences.”

Logitech unveiled the MX Mechanical Keyboard and the MX Master 3S mouse as an expansion of their MX series. The keyboard, available in full and compact sizes, offers the latest generation of low-profile mechanical switches. The mouse, on the other hand, takes the MX Master 3’s design and makes some significant tweaks to it, including an 8000 DPI optical sensor, and clicks that are 90% more quiet than its predecessor.

Designer: Logitech

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Logitech’s MX Master 3S follows the Master 3’s ergonomic shape, and even comes with the same metallic primary and secondary scroller that allows creatives to unlock newer interactions to help accelerate their workflows.  The 8,000 DPI optical sensor tracks on most surfaces including glass, and offers a fast, quiet scrolling and clicking experience. The MX Master 3S also features the MagSpeed ElectromagneticTM wheel that zips through 1,000 lines in one second, the side scroll wheel for faster horizontal navigation, and additional buttons under the secondary scroll wheel that can be mapped to other commands and shortcuts through Logitech’s Logi Options+ software.

Logitech’s MX Mechanical keyboard has the best gaming keyboard features, but with new design elements that are focused on boosting productivity. The mechanical keyboard offers users with 3 switch options to choose from – Tactile Quiet (Brown) makes the keyboard Logitech’s quietest mechanical keyboard currently on the market, while Clicky (Blue) and Linear (Red) switch options are also available to users in certain markets.

The keyboards come in a Mini version without the numpad, and a regular version that includes said numpad. The intuitive design and tactile feel were crafted keeping Logitech’s advanced users in mind, including software developers, analysts, graphic designers, and dedicated gamers.

Logitech’s been making a committed effort to also ensure that their products are as environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral as possible. For instance, their Lift Vertical mouse used as much as 70% PCR plastic, and came in entirely biodegradable paper packaging. The MX series are no different. A portion of the keyboards use post-consumer recycled plastic – 45% of the MX Mechanical is made from recycled plastic, whereas 47% of the MX Mechanical Mini uses recycled plastic. Even the aluminum top case for the keyboards is made from low-carbon aluminum and produced with renewable energy rather than fossil fuels. For the MX Master 3S, the mouse uses anywhere from 22 to 27% PCR plastic, depending on the color variant.

The keyboards and mouse both run on Logitech’s Bolt wireless protocol, and are equipped with Bluetooth to allow them to wirelessly connect to as many as 3 devices. They’re compatible across a variety of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, iPadOS, Android, Chrome OS, and Linux, and can be configured using Logitech’s Logi Options+ software that’s in its beta stage and free to use.

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This office chair concept looks futuristic but with ergonomics from the past

There is no shortage of ideas on how chairs can and should be, depending on where they are used. Regardless of shape, size, and style, however, a few standard elements are expected in every design. The chair has to be stable, of course, and it has to be comfortable to sit on for hours on end. The latter is particularly critical for office chairs which should add comfort and support to let people perform potentially tiresome tasks for long periods of time. Office chairs, particularly the swivel type ones, are notorious for being a pain in the back and a pain in the eyes. Unsurprisingly, this also presents the biggest opportunity for improvement, and a particular concept tries to modernize the casual chair design with one that goes with the flow of contours and lines.

Designer: Changgon Lee

Swivel chairs, probably because of their use in the office or in more casual places, seem to be designed more for mass production than any other consideration. Many aren’t exactly aesthetically pleasing, and most simply meet the function of a piece of furniture you can sit on and not much else. When you’re working all day on your desk, the last thing you need is a chair that makes the work even more tiresome, not to mention actually dangerous to your health.

The FLO concept tries to change the equation by designing the casual swivel chair as a more visually whole shape. Of course, the chair is actually made of different parts that you do have to assemble, but once connected, it would seem as if the chair came out of the factory as a single piece, except for the base and swivel cylinder, of course.

This design allows the eyes to smoothly follow the contour of the chair like flowing water, hence the name. Perhaps almost as a side effect, the overall design of the chair looks futuristic and something from a utopian office. The sleek form and twisting structures of the armrests and the bent shape of the backrest give it an almost otherworldly appearance, definitely not something that would fit in today’s office settings.

But while the FLO chair design concept is visually striking, it might come at the price of space efficiency and, more importantly, ergonomics. The structure of the chair is actually designed to provide more stability and durability, especially when leaning back, but the shape of the backrest itself might not be that comfortable after long hours of use.

The flow-centric design of the chair supposedly also has advantages in being able to support heavier loads without actually making the structure heavier in turn. This can hopefully be extended to using a variety of sustainable materials inside of typical plastics. The designer, for example, mentioned the use of resin and upholstery, but the door remains open for alternative materials as well. Despite the more unified shape, the unconventional shape of the chair’s parts will make packaging also unconventional, potentially taking up more room compared to flat-packed swivel chairs.

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