KiBiSi’s Xtable has a hand crank to adjust height.
Using kinetic power instead of electricity, the height of ‘Xtable’ is adjusted manually via a hand crank saving energy and keeping users active.
Developed by danish interdisciplinary studio KiBiSi for furniture brand Holmris, the technical features of the design are all integrated within its table top.
The folding X component which aids in extending and collapsing the desk’s height is based-off mechanical principals typically used in carjacks and ironing boards, making it easy to accommodate various working positions. ‘Xtable’ is accompanied by an storage box unit which moves on wheels, allowing one to put unnecessary items not in use, out of the way.
As someone who is less than a year out of college, I am so jealous by these desks. Clearly the old style desk really hadn’t changed since the early days of the classroom. It may not be this exact desk, but new chairs/desks must be coming to classrooms soon.
What makes it such a modern solution: Flexibility in physical design and function. A degree of customization for the user and a product that is easily adaptable to different situations.