Product design professors create award-winning tech desk

The Shell Desk came from UO product design professors
The Shell Desk

A sleek, flexible and sustainable design from Wonhee Jeong Arndt and John Arndt, professors in the product design program in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, has won awards in two international design competitions.

Their winning design was the Shell Desk, which the duo states is “designed to accommodate tech devices discretely while providing an elegant interior object.” The desk is only made out of two materials, wood and polystyrene, and is designed to be easily movable, recyclable and durable.

The Shell Desk received an award in the home and bath category from the Industrial Design Society of America and won in the furniture and lighting category at the Core77 design competition.

The Shell Desk is meant to be as comfortable as possible for people who work at home. As the designers have said, it is “an object that fits well in a home environment rather than an institutional office.”

More information about Studio Gorm and the Shell Desk can be found here.

—By Nathan Stevens, Public Affairs Communications intern