Scandinavian school of furniture design is anything but unrecognizable and indistinct. Whenever you see an off-the-wall furniture piece with clean contemporary lines, executed in a simple, but exceptionally detailed manner, you would be safe to guess it was Scandinavian. Rewrite Desk is no different.

The desk is designed by GamFratesi, a studio established in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi, and produced by an award-winning furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset , originally for an exhibition at Copenhagen’s Museum of Art and Design. The piece has also been exhibited at Maison & Objet , a major interior design fair in Paris, and at IMM Cologne.

“The idea behind Rewrite began as a study of the desktop and especially an atmosphere and feeling we believe is needed even in the middle of an accelerating communication and technology,”, the designers GamFratesi say. The desk works as a sort of study bubble, or a shielded workstation which is perfect for people who need peace and quiet.

Wire and cable opening of the Rewrite Desk

Although the table itself is traditional in form and the materials used, it has a surprising detail in the shape of a large airy screen / dome which is made from fiberglass sheeted in polyether foam, upholstered in Divina wool, for the purpose of dampening the noise, shielding from the light and blocking out distracting views.

Rewrite Desk in a room

The screen’s cocoon-like shape emanates the feeling of privacy, security and inwardness, and it also has a double-sided acoustic functionality, meaning it blocks out the noise from both the outside and the inside. The screen is available in every colour of Kvadrat’s Divina upholstery fabric. The desk’s legs are made of walnut and top in walnut veneered MDF.

Rewrite Desk by GamFratesi and Ligne Roset

The Rewrite desk also has a metal container, anchored right beneath it, which serves to conceal cables and transformers. The desk’s overall dimensions are 101 cm (40’’) width, 148 cm (58”) height, and 75 cm (29.5”) depth.

So, if you want to recreate that serene feeling of reading at a university library, or have a quiet corner for uninterrupted work and study, you might consider getting the Rewrite Desk. watch video below

Uses of the Rewrite Desk by GamFratesi and Ligne Roset

Different views of the Rewrite Desk by GamFratesi and Ligne Roset

Rewrite Desk and chair by GamFratesi and Ligne Roset

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