Wilbur is a tabletop.
A product to make the common trestle/rack desks usable for working on a Laptop.
In the beginning was the idea to bring an acceptable cable management solution to the popular desks designed in the 50s by german architect Egon Eiermann, since existing solutions are impractical.
Anyone who worked at those tables knows the drill: sooner or later there’ll be a huge knot of cables on the floor making any plugging a matter of crawling under the table. Same on the table: Even few accessories will make cables, ac adapters and external drives taking up your precious desk space.
With this current working situation the table’s design idea of minimal aesthetics will seldom make it todays workspace.
Wilbur is gonna change this and bring functionality and minimalism back.
Wilbur is picking up common practice of separately buying tabletop and base as a concept and acts as a system furniture in this sense.
System because on the one hand it’s possible to upgrade existing desk bases, on the other hand you have a choice of different bases, frames and trestles.
Wilburs core functionality is achieved with 2 important design features: the integrated tunnel beneath the tabletop and the access opening on the top.
The tunnel forms a hollow space under the tabletop where you can stash away your power supply and periphery. Fitted to accommodate a power strip, your power cables won’t pile up next to your feet. Because access is granted from the top it is much more comfortable than the usual cable-nets or cable-cages.
This comfort will enhance your flexibility since laptops are more often replugged than desktop machines.
The access opening is a cut-out of the tabletop with a flushed lid. Cables will run through the interstice down into the Tunnel.
There are 2 versions of Wilbur: centrical or decentrical cut-out.
The centrical cut-out will provide a laptop-only workspace for minimal setups, whereas the de-centrical cut-out accommodates setups with external monitors or all-in-one computers like an iMac.
MDF board, CNC milled, glued joints, no fittings.
Transparent PUR coating.
The material-efficient production together with the opportunity to tune up existing desk racks and frames adds to the ecologically and economically sustainable positioning of the product.