The Desk Project

May 9, 2011

Kids of Kathmandu Desk Project

Oh. I’m in love with this project! Eleven woodworkers/designers/architects from New York each made a desk to be auctioned off to support the education of orphans in Nepal. The desks are beautiful! And the cause is worthy. Wouldn’t it be neat to own a one-of-a-kind desk from an independent designer?

If you want one, go for it — there’s no buyers remorse when it’s for a good cause, right? Bids are being accepted through Thursday.

Desks pictured here are by Wadaly, Strear Built and Brian DeRosia.

Kids of Kathmandu Desk Project Kids of Kathmandu Desk Project

Related Posts with Thumbnails

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jens May 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

The first desk with the pen’s on the side from Wadaly.. are they serious? It’s basically a desk with a spike trap on the sides. Wouldn’t wanna mix that with a six-year old on a sugar rush.


2 Jenna Nelson May 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

I was going to say the same thing Jens! My kids would poke an eye out the very first day, for sure.


3 madison kramer May 9, 2011 at 8:42 am

true but an inspiring project for sure!! i love the one from uhuru with the little compartments inside. i’d love to bid on that for myself!


4 Kady May 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

Ah but the yallow and white remind me of a lemon meringue pie. And who doesnt love pie?


5 Ren Lady Of The Arts May 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

I love the pencil holder and the wheels would be great for a kids desk!


6 Jenny also May 9, 2011 at 11:40 am

Honestly, this is my favorite thing you have ever posted. Inspiring on so many levels.


7 Sophie May 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Gotta admit that I’m one of the “OMG, are they serious with the pencil holder?” folk. Sure, that’s dangerous for kids, but as accident-prone as I am, I’m more afraid that *I’ll* poke my eye out!

Still, you don’t have to put pencils in there. The desks are beautiful besides, and for a great cause. The designers are quite attractive as well… ;-)


8 G May 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Love this project! Gorgeous desks for a gorgeous cause.


9 Petra Morvay May 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

uh-oh! serious hazard, if you ask me, the first one looks cute but totally out of the question – what were they thinking?Sorry, not the favourite thing you ever posted, for sure…


10 Hannah/Sundry Mumsy May 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

Okay, people, no one can poke their eyes out with crayons. Nix the colored pencils, insert crayons. Hazard avoided. I love the desks. It’s a beautiful thing when attractive design meets functionality.


11 The Disgruntled Architect May 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I do love the concept behind the pencil desk regardless of the hazards; it is so creative and it keeps the pencils and crayons from rolling off the desk! So thoughtful…


12 John Andrews May 11, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Don’t like sharp pencils? Use crayons! Geez!


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: