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"Workbox" school desk

Object Number: 
2003.90
Date: 
2000
Medium: 
Birch plywood, plastic laminate, aluminum, injection-molded plastic, steel
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 24 x 22 x 22 in. ( 61 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm ) overall (opened): 24 x 22 x 41 1/2 in. ( 61 x 55.9 x 105
Marks: 
mark: On metal plaque on verso of seat back: "KORNERS FOR KIDS / abc / Where Education Meets Imagination / Patent Pending"
Description: 
Portable elementary school desk which folds into a 24" cube; mounted on steel casters; folding lid with storage for laptop computer and projecting lip to hold textbooks; storage behind seat for personal items.
Gallery Label: 
New York City architects Deborah Gans and Matthew Jelacic were commissioned by the New York City School Authority in 1998 to design a state-of-the-art elementary school desk for students in Kindergaren through 5th grade. This prototype, never put into full-scale production, demonstrates how the team answered the challenge with a design addressing many of the pressing issues facing public school children at the close of the twentieth century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Matt Jelacic and Deborah Gans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group