A century ago, what we would call a desk used to look like this:
But now they all look like this:
Drawers have been a casualty of modern tastes, and the result is desktop clutter. A Taiwan-based design firm called Zenlet is attempting to solve this with The Rack Series, their collection of desk-add-on objects meant to help with organization.
The backbone of their line consists of a Rack, Clip and Baseplate meant to store larger items, smaller items and manage cables, respectively.
They then offer four add-ons to the add-ons: A Hook, Magnetic Cable Holder, Magnetic Pin and Magnetic Box.
Here's how the designers envision this system working together:
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If you're wondering how the items stick to the desk, the dark strip you briefly see in the video on the underside of the surfaces consists of "Nano tech applying suction force generated by millions of miniature suction cups," according to Zenlet.
The Rack Series campaign just went live today, and has already been successfully Kickstarted; at press time there was $12,243 in pledges on a $10,000 goal, with 42 days left to pledge.