VERK is a writing desk based around a drawer. Building the perfect drawer is a classic journeyman examination for a cabinet maker, and a measure of his/her skills.
In Verk, the single desk drawer takes pride of place. It is given exaggerated proportions and the housing of the drawer forms the actual desktop. The veneer used was chosen for its distinctive character and rarity, and lacquered in such a way as to bring the grain out fully. The position with which the drawer is set into the steel frame of the desk creates spaces where a variety of personal items may be placed.
Materials: Stained and lacquered elm veneer, lacquered steel frame, steel fittings.
Dimensions: 750 x 1250 x 600 mm
Design: Karl-Johan Hjerling, Karin Wallenbeck, 2012
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