3/12/14

Drafting Tables and Lamps

I was reading recently how increasingly difficult it's becoming to find decent drafting tables in a world leaning towards digital rendering technology, and I thought I would share with you how many awesome drafting tables we have! ....And also maybe some tips for building your own workspace.

Being realistic, we all do need a space for us to work in our homes. Whether you're a workaholic and bring your caseload home with you every night/weekend or if you like to work on personal projects at home, it always seems more motivating and fun when you have an awesome space to do it in (as opposed to your coffee table). The drafting table workspace should not be underestimated...

The benefits:
Drafting tables serve as particularly great working spaces because they were designed as desks for designers who spend long and tedious hours drawing and hunched over their desks (or at least they used to). Nowadays it's nice to take full advantage of the adjustment ability of these tables for your own comfort (height, angle...) They're also easy to store because the desk can angle down completely (as shown in picture below), or they can flatten out completely horizontally to be used as a more traditional desk space.

They're also just really cool because they bring some sort of 18th/19th century history to your home, but in a minimalist more modern way. And people can be impressed that you have a serious drafting table for all the serious work that you're doing.

1. An awesome drafting table:




Wm Rietveld and Friso Kramer "REPLY" Drafting Table
2. A great chair that adjusts with the height of the table

Friso Kramer Style Plywood Drafting Stool

Friso Kramer Upholstered Drafting Stool

3. A footrest - optional, but soooo worth it. 

Industrial Foot Rest Attributed to Wm Rietveld by Ahrend 

4. A lamp! Great lighting is always a key component to seeing what you're doing:


Industrial Christian Dell Style Clamp Task Lamp

5. And finally - a mini drafting table workspace for your child so they can get an early start at architecture and eventually go to Yale. 

Friso Kramer Style Kid's Drafting Table

Happy Drafting!


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