For Your Makeshift Home Office, Try 'StayTheF***Home' Desk
Danish design studio Stykka introduces a quick & easy solution for those working from home during the quarantine.
Judging from the current circumstances around COVID-19, we must admit that the disease is far from being kept under control. Now, more and more people around the world are adopting social distancing to curb this viral spread.
Many have even started working from home instead of going to the office. However, since the change happened so fast, some had no time to prepare themselves or whip up the ideal home office.
For instance, if you’re living with a partner, there might not be enough space or setup; you might lack desks, chairs, and other equipment. You’ve tried everything, but your place isn’t exactly built for two people working from home at the same time.
Stykka, a Danish design studio, has a creative solution for those working from home during the COVID-19 crisis.
The makeshift cardboard desk is humorously named the “#StayTheF***Home Desk” after the trending hashtag on Twitter. In the tag, you’ll find users sharing their quarantine experiences, stories, as well as funny gags and memes.
The desk measures at 1200 x 620 x 750 mm in dimensions and 3,800 g in weight. Its simple design means it requires only three pieces of cardboard and can be assembled even by inexperienced users within minutes.
Studio founder Jarl Vindnæs has revealed the story behind the #StayTheF***Home Desk. He and his team conceived the concept for the design after Denmark went into lockdown, forcing everyone on the team to work from home.
However, some team members did not have a desk to work on. That’s when they realized there could be many others out there facing the same issue.
Impressively enough, they come up with a solid solution in less than 24 hours, and that’s every step from brainstorming all the way to selling the actual product on the online store.
Since the desk is made from cardboard, Stykka works with local manufacturers that use over 80% recycled fiber. This is to reduce the carbon footprint as well as allow the product to be completely recycled once the pandemic crisis has ended.
The #StayTheF***Home Desk is available on the Stykka website for 599 - 799 DKK (3,000 - 4,000 THB), not accounting for the delivery fees.
Currently, the company only delivers within Denmark and to the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Spain, and the Netherlands.
Still, Stykka intends for this design to benefit as many people as possible, so they’re providing an open-source file on their website as well.
If you’ve got access to some high-quality cardboard and a laser cutter, you can download the template for free on the Stykka website and make a desk for yourself!