Draw all over the Post-It Note Desk
There’s no denying that at some point in your life you’ve taken your pen or pencil and doodled all over a desk, and chances are that the last time you did this was not in elementary school but secretly at your desk at work.
It’s part of human nature: when one sees a perfectly clear flat surface, an irrepressible force commands us to ruin it. Because of this exact urge, Lisbon based designer and creator, Miguel Mestre designed a desk meant to be drawn on.
The desk looks like a gigantic Post-it Note with four legs. Simple in design, but genius in conception, the desk allows the user to jot down their ideas without any hassle at all. All one needs is a creative idea.
And that really is where the concept for this desk came from, because a world that flings information and ideas at your brain in a careless fashion demands a different kind of approach to documentation. Using iPhones or iPads are somewhat efficient, but there is no way to convey a design or map out a piece of creativity really complex or intricate on a four-inch screen.
Mestre’s design solves the problem of documenting your ideas as they hit you, and does so by using the oldest trick in the book. Paper was not the first surface upon which authors wrote, but its invention revolutionized the written world and helped create the ultra literate community we have today.
Recognizing these powerful and basic aspects in paper, Muestre understood that paper is the simplest way to convey an idea from the mind, and offers the path of least resistance while getting there.
On his website Mestre said, “My Desk’s concept is freedom. Freedom from the boundaries of your notebook pages and post-its. My Desk gives a 100 x 70cm blank paper sheet that serves literally as base for your work and helps your mind flow. Sketch, draw, take annotations or simply scribble.”
While it may seem ironic that in such a technology oriented world as ours freedom looks like the ancient technique of paper, there’s no denying the fact that writing on paper still satisfies the urge that we’ve had since kindergarten.