Function has been a focus of Altra as it has addressed consumer lifestyles in home office, task and other furniture. For example, the company has focused on crafting desks that combine extended work surfaces and open storage.
The craft-inspired items round out a new range of standing desks. Configured to offer gradually smaller shelves or with the smallest shelf above as an overhang, the product provides shelf configurations, work and open storage space, fits narrow niches and can mount laptop or tablet computers.
The company’s Stealth Standing Desk has a drop down drawer and flip top that open into a topside work area above two cabinet drawers. With everything shut, the desk appears to be just a styled cabinet. It features work-in-progress slots, wire management and a tablet cradle in the flip top available when the product is open.
Altra also offers a number of potential workstations that can serve other functions including the Restoration Desk, which can function as a sofa table. A new corner desk can also be configured as a L-desk, one that combines three open storage shelves with a drawer and closed cabinet.
For more on Altra and multifunction office design trends, see HomeWorld’s June 10, 2013, issue. This issue’s annual Home Office Furniture Report also features coverage of market initiatives from Staples and OfficeMax.