You know the situation that your desk is covered with piles of documents? For some piles can be an effective work method to keep track of their projects. But as piles grow deeper and taller they stop being useful.
Industrial designer Leon Ransmeier created a minimalist desk of lacquered aluminum and steel that gives shape and structure to the habit of stacking. The Folia desk has storage surfaces that slide out like drawers but have open sides like shelves. These stacking trays are attached to runners along just one edge, providing more visibility and easier access than a full-fledged drawer.
The contents of the desk remain in sight to a certain extent and so are never really ‘gone.’ The horizontal format is retained, preserving any inherent chronology, but the piles are suspended below the work surface, freeing up desk space – Ransmeier explains.