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With an aluminum gutter keeping textbooks and more within reach, Homework offers messy people some salvation
With an aluminum gutter keeping textbooks and more within reach, Homework offers messy people some salvation
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With an aluminum gutter keeping textbooks and more within reach, Homework offers messy people some salvation
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With an aluminum gutter keeping textbooks and more within reach, Homework offers messy people some salvation
Even if the gutter isn't used Homework offers all you'd need from a basic table/desk
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Even if the gutter isn't used Homework offers all you'd need from a basic table/desk
Homework is a table/desk for messy people with limited space
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Homework is a table/desk for messy people with limited space
Homework in use, with the gutter allowing for a cleaner working area
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Homework in use, with the gutter allowing for a cleaner working area
A side-on view of Homework reveals its profile
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A side-on view of Homework reveals its profile
Homework – a table/desk for messy people with limited space
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Homework – a table/desk for messy people with limited space
Homework being used to its full potential, with the books neatly stacked within the gutter to allow for clutter-free computing
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Homework being used to its full potential, with the books neatly stacked within the gutter to allow for clutter-free computing
The aluminium gutter is shaped so that books and other necessary detritus can be stacked up within it
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The aluminium gutter is shaped so that books and other necessary detritus can be stacked up within it
The cable for the electrical point runs up inside one of the legs
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The cable for the electrical point runs up inside one of the legs
Miniature concept designs for Homework, with different layouts and materials tested
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Miniature concept designs for Homework, with different layouts and materials tested
The manufacturing process behind Homework, with the aluminum gutter being forged
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The manufacturing process behind Homework, with the aluminum gutter being forged
Homework prototype, with the gutter made out of wood
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Homework prototype, with the gutter made out of wood
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If you're working from home, the first thing you need is a good environment in which to operate, whatever the task at hand may be. Lots of space isn't a must, but a solid desk, a comfortable chair, and a distinct lack of clutter are all necessities. Homework, by Slovakian designer Tomas Kral, is an attempt at marrying the need for practicality with the need for calm, cleanliness, and everything being in its right place.

Homework is a rectangular ash table with a difference. An over-sized sheet of cast aluminum is placed between the two layers of wood which make up the surface. The edges of the aluminum are folded to form a curved gutter running around three sides of the table. The gutter then becomes an extension of the table, which can be used as a toolbox to store items such as textbooks, documents, and photos.

Anything that you need to have close at hand but which you don't want cluttering up your immediate work space can be stored within easy reach, bringing some organization to the surrounding chaos. The Tambour Table provides a different solution to the same problem.

Homework being used to its full potential, with the books neatly stacked within the gutter to allow for clutter-free computing
Homework being used to its full potential, with the books neatly stacked within the gutter to allow for clutter-free computing

Homework measures 156 x 79 x 83 cm (61 x 31 x 33 inches). Each desk costs €2,980 (US$4,000), and is available to buy through a range of specialist retailers across Europe and beyond.

Sources: Tomas Kral, Super-ette via NOTCOT

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7 comments
Postringautojas
The design is basically the same as in: http://exhibition.ifdesign.de/entrydetails_en.html?beitrag_id=93534
Todd Dunning
Great idea! I'll wait till IKEA makes one and save $3800, however.
Suzanne Gale
OMG - I need one of these!
bergamot69
Very clever- although no use for me because I am dyspraxic (ie extremely clumsy) and prone to spilling beer on my desk (and in the keyboard, etc...) when I've had a skinful. Anything in the 'gutters' would get bathed in beer!
Paul Anthony
I like the way they handled the electrical. @bergamot69 This is perfect for you, Just don't load up the gutters and you can recapture and finish drinking your beer by putting the mug at the exit!
Robert Yawe
This is a brilliant product, it would be even more brilliant if they offered a retrofit for existing desks
nutcase
The most important feature for a homework table is a place to bang your head on.