The concept of Mvelo desk is derived from how people are married to their careers, the
amount of time and days spent using a desk. I then made an analogy using the Zulu
symbols/Zulu chevrons; the form of the desk represents both masculine (Triangle) and feminine
(Diamond). What interested me the most in the Zulu symbols is when two symbols are joined
together whether triangle or diamond they represent a union. I translated that union as people
being married to their desks/ and careers.
The illustration below unpacks what each symbol means. Each symbol illustrated below is
incorporated in the function and form of the desk. The open triangle V shaped (Drawers) allows
the user to leave books open at a certain page, slide down pens or pencils; pile up rolls of
technical drawings etc…
Also available in a darker finish: refer to images
Time to Manufacturer: 4 - 8 weeks
Materials Used: Solid and veneer Oak with charcoal monocoat, leather top insert and nickel plaited aluminum base.