About once a year Rotterdam-based architect/interior designer/furniture designer Reinier de Jong does a project that catches our eye, and we're happy to report that 2011 is no different. His new DEX, "made by skillful craftsmen who have heart for what they do," adds thin strips of lath to a drawer unit to make a very minimal desk:
DEX is a refined, compact [and] minimalist desk that fits anywhere at home. The frame consists of two horizontal cross shapes of solid wooden laths and a drawer unit. The frame has a minimal presence round the seat for optimal comfort. The drawer unit has two or three drawers. They can be pulled out entirely to provide a place for a printer which one can control from the seat.
The top is a panel of only 12 mm consisting of alternating layers of high pressure laminate and aluminium. These type of panels are usually applied in laboratory table tops. They are durable, easy to maintain and structurally very strong.
We've come to love de Jong's straightforward photographs of his objects as much as the objects themselves.