Open source is alive and kicking. Even stronger: it is on the rise like never before. Another proof is OpenDesk’s open source furniture designs such as the ‘Meeting’ table. A sociably proportioned table, with corner angles chosen to make meetings less angular. ‘Meeting’ is also happily used as a desk, where you can add castors for easy rearranging. Slotting together in the same way as little cousin Café, it can also be taken apart and flattened for easy transport. It’s perfect for hosting meetings for up to eight people, or as a workstation for four or possibly five people at a push. The suggested minimum space for one ‘Meeting’ table is around 15 square metres (165 sqft) or 27 square metres (300 sqft) for two.
How to go along ? Conceived by Joni Steiner, OpenDesk is comprised of different furniture pieces (which also features the ‘Meeting’ table), the schematics of which are available as free downloadable digital files. If a person has access to materials and a CNC machine, they can create their own OpenDesk from scratch. If not, they can either purchase the flatpack components or buy the more hassle-free ready-made OpenDesk furniture designs. Nice ! www.opendesk.cc