"Workbox" school desk
Birch plywood, plastic laminate, aluminum, injection-molded plastic, steel
overall (closed): 24 x 22 x 22 in. ( 61 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm ) overall (opened): 24 x 22 x 41 1/2 in. ( 61 x 55.9 x 105
mark: On metal plaque on verso of seat back: "KORNERS FOR KIDS / abc / Where Education Meets Imagination / Patent Pending"
Portable elementary school desk which folds into a 24" cube; mounted on steel casters; folding lid with storage for laptop computer and projecting lip to hold textbooks; storage behind seat for personal items.
New York City architects Deborah Gans and Matthew Jelacic were commissioned by the New York City School Authority in 1998 to design a state-of-the-art elementary school desk for students in Kindergaren through 5th grade. This prototype, never put into full-scale production, demonstrates how the team answered the challenge with a design addressing many of the pressing issues facing public school children at the close of the twentieth century.
Gift of Matt Jelacic and Deborah Gans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.