Home Office: Okum Desk by David Okum

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Okum Desk, designed by David Okum, is a celebration of the desk as a writing surface. Its molded plywood construction highlights the uniform grain natural to the wood’s surface and these striations in turn accentuate the soft, ergonomic curves of the desk’s built-in shelf and hidden drawer. Rounded corners and edges of the desk contribute to its elegant, polished look, just as the steel legs adhere to the lightweight and slender build. Okum carefully balances reductive design with the high level of detail and craftsmanship apparent through the desk’s flawlessly smooth surface.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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