This week we have been published in one of the most important international product design magazines. Yanko started as a little blog e blog back in 2002 covering student work and over time, has grown into an international publishing company with millions of readers. Here is the article:
THIS WFH SOLUTION INCORPORATES HIDDEN STORAGE SPACES AND A FLIP-DOWN DESK FOR ALL YOUR WORKING NEEDS
BY SHAWN MCNULTY-KOWAL 03/25/2022
Beaktor is a workspace furniture solution with an integrated flip-down desk designed for the new era of remote working and WFH.
The remote workspace solutions to come out of recent years have made working from home look real nice. Once you have a corner of the home to call your own and get some work done, next comes the fun part–home-reno. While the temptation to gut your storage closet and transform it into a small workspace is real, it’s not the only way to get some work done at home.
Some of the most versatile WFH solutions actually don’t even look like offices. Designed by Ernesto Velasco, Beaktor is a new home office design that appears like a slim wooden easel with an integrated flip-down deskspace to fold back up once the workday is done.
Designed for this new normal of working from home, Beaktor is designed to bring the workspace anywhere—from the basement to wherever the WiFi’s stronger. “Beaktor is a workspace created for a new era to help people and organizations transition to an inspiring and sustainable remote working experience, from home or anywhere,” Velasco explains, “Its industrial design is based on two elements: the frame, comprised of a thick ash wood, and a flip-down central unit that reveals a work surface, and acoustic pegboard panel, and storage compartment.”
Velasco hoped to design a remote workspace that keeps a minimalist look to fit into most modern homes while keeping a compact overall size. Finding flexibility in concealing the workspace’s main function, Velasco integrated a flip-down deskspace into Beaktor’s wooden frame. Much like how an art easel flips open to reveal an internal storage space where painters can keep all of their supplies, Beaktor’s primary function is revealed once its desk space is flipped open.
Velasco also incorporated lighting, USB charging ports, power sockets, and an original kit of accessories that allow users to position their second screens into the build of Beaktor to ensure that users have everything they might need to get through the workdays–all’s that’s missing is a bathroom. At long last, when the workday ends, Beaktor closes and its front display reveals BeakArt, a magnetic display surface that projects pieces of art like screensavers.