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?