The ‘Post-Itable’ Turns Your Work Desk into One Giant Sticky Note
June 19, 2012
The ‘Post-Itable’ by Soup Studio; Images via Designtaxi
These things usually come in pairs. Following our post about Miguel Muestre’s “My Desk”–what we described as a “tabula rasa” in every sense of the term–there’s the ‘Post-Itable’, a large desk whose tabletop consists of giant yellow ‘Post-It’ sheets. Despite the clumsy name, the desk is striking enough and, perhaps more important, fun to use! Designed by Soup Studio, the prototype was a runner-up for the top prize at the 2008 International Designer’s Workstation Competition, winning the jury with its undeniable charm and functionality. Draw and doodle all over the desktop to your heart’s content; once you’ve finished (or are sufficiently disgusted with what you’ve produced), rip off the sticky and begin anew on the next sheet. As soon as you’ve exhausted the deck, replace it with a new one!
The Atlantic thinks that the pair of tables points to the “furniture of the future — as decoration that exists to contain not just things, but ideas.” And we’re inclined to agree, to the extent that ideas become embeddable in the clutter and stuff of daily life. This may or may not be in paper form, of course, but it should allow the user (or “idea-generator”) to modify their immediate space–and the objects contained therein–on a whim.