Designers’ Desks: First in a Series

 
Introducing the first in an occasional series of designers’ tables, taborets, and desks. This belongs to Seymour Chwast. A melange of filled and half-filled paint tubes and brushes indicate that Chwast is no computer jockey. The table gives the illusion that Chwast works in a tightly cluttered area, but in fact the space is quite spacious. 
 
So, what does a desk say about its owner? I’ll let you, the reader, draw your own conclusions. But in the digital age, it’s refreshing to see such a anarchic mess. Is your desk a model of bare-bones efficiency, artistic productivity, or somewhere in between?
 
 
 

 

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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