Have you ever had lots of clutter and little time? We all have been there. In our current high-paced society we are all busy. Work, school and the household; balancing your tasks can become hard. Before you know it, stuff gets out of place and clutter starts to linger. This clutter, as a result, takes up space in our minds as well as our lives. What would be more perfect than a solution to our mess?!
What is it?
Park Hyeongwoo and Jung Jaepil have designed the Flip Desk. This table allows you to tidy up in a flash. The design features a piece of fabric attached with buckles to the front of the table. You simply peel off the velcro and unlock the buckles to let a hammock-like sack appear. Then you can flip the tabletop, letting all your items slide into the space underneath. Neat quickly and easily!
The designers, both students at Kookmin University in South Korea, wanted to enable users, especially students to quickly tidy up. Especially in the event of an unexpected visitor, you want to welcome them in a clean space. This desk provides you with the opportunity to do just all this.
Why is it cool?
In messy times, you are able to get yourself together quickly with the Flip Desk. For people who work and study, keeping your home neat is harder. Many people would benefit from a solution like this. The design makes tidying fun while making fun of tidying. The designer’s mission is remarkable: to make it easier for busy people to have their homes, and perhaps even their lives, look good to others. It is like hiding your imperfections or mess quickly.
Why does it have future potential?
The design of Park and Jung shows that people would like to have easy solutions to control their busy lives. As the desk could be seen as a mocking social norms and society, it goes against the current. Inspired by many tidying gurus, people try for their homes to be ordered. Seeing images of perfectly uncluttered homes makes us wonder: how does one have time for that? Mindlessly dumping your stuff into a sack is not the first thing one thinks of when tidying. In this sense the desk’s function goes against our expectations of cleanliness and provides us with new perspective. Flip almost literally says flip you to the mindful act of tidying. What do you think?
RATE & COMMENT
Hey, nice spot Fenne! I think my childhood me that threw his whole mess in the closet or hid it under the bed would love this. And the idea is really cool! I would love to be able to just flip my table and everything would be clean. But I fear that in reality this wouldn’t be very handy. I would be scared that my things break… And if I put everything aside that I don’t want to drop in the bag I could also just clean the whole desk. In my opinion this desk (the way it is right now) doesn’t have future growth potential, but the idea behind it of cleaning everything within seconds has.
Yes I agree, it is rather unpractical but does show something about the Zeitgeist!
I think it is rather unpractical indeed. (Imagine the next morning when you have reorder all the stuff fallen down in the net). But on a symbolic level it is Cool and powerful: speaking of the intense collective societal desire for Clean Spaces. In our minds and on our tables. Thanks.
I really was annoyed with the “emergency manual” picture, cause I looked and looked, couldn’t make any understanding of it. It really ruined this article. Hiding garbage, but still able to see it in the video. Video is clear though, maybe get ride of the picture? Did anyone have the same experience?
Perhaps it belongs to certain product design which helps lazy guy can tidy up the room quickly.