Anyone in need of a temporary desk during the coronavirus crisis can build one themselves, using this design by Danish startup Stykka. Stykka has developed a simple flat-pack workstation that can be easily assembled out of three pieces of folded cardboard. The designers call it the #StayTheFuckHome Desk, in reference to a social media hashtag that has been used to promote self-isolation.
Vindnæs and his colleagues came up with the idea for the cardboard desk after Denmark announced a national lock-down, similar to those experienced in China, Italy, Spain and the UK. Some of the team didn’t have sufficient desk space to work from home. They imagined many others were suffering the same problem, so developed a solution they could share. It took them less than 24 hours to turn the idea into a real product they could sell online.
Because the design is made from cardboard, it should be completely recyclable once the pandemic is over. Stykka is sourcing its cardboard from a Danish facility that uses over 80 per cent recycled fibres, to further reduce the carbon footprint. Vindnæs hopes that people will be inspired to hack the design and customise it to their own needs.
Stykka is selling the cardboard desk for £75 plus shipping fees, for delivery to the UK, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Spain and the Netherlands. See also available the production files.