From jewelry makers to woodworkers, we all do different types of work yet the tables available for us to use are largely the same. Designed with this in mind, Laura Mrkša’s Workbench completely adapts to the craftsman’s unique needs as it was inspired by modern crafts.
The Workbench is created as a functional workspace suitable for working with smaller objects. It was originally intended to function as a workspace for jewelry makers, but the concept evolved into a modular workbench well-suited for a wide range of activities. It comprises a fixed raster on the upper table surface. Boxes designed for easy, practical storage of work materials and other equipment, they are inserted into the raster and are easily accessible during actual work.
Modularity is achieved by inserting additional bars which create a new raster within the existing one. This enables insertion of boxes in four different dimensions, in various combinations.
The whole piece is made of oak, its interesting grain markings are combined with semi-transparent surfaces for unique, contrasting patterns on the table surface.
The central part of the table has a fixed surface, and materials can be stored on the left or right side. The users create a visual structure of this workspace themselves, changing it and adapting it to their current needs, making this product not only versatile, but also quite distinctly personalized.