Thanks guys, good to hear that people are enjoying it i may just build some more pieces soon.
To answer the questions/comments:
reminds me of this coffee table. http://shoebo
damn, it really does, i like the coffee table, maybe i can tackle something like this in the future and try and push it further
What kind of wood or wood veneers were used?
I used walnut solid pieces, both the dark and the light side pieces are walnut. I cut the dark walnut myself into veneers because i wanted the extra thickness and look of a high end desk and have it wrap around the end. The light piece is solid walnut no veneers there.
Any plans to sell the idea to a manufacturer?
I may if the opportunity arrises, but the way I've been told, to get a good price on things you have to make it in china and have it be able to ship. I designed it to be able to ship but i would never compromise on quality just for the sake of selling a ton. So i won't sell it if thats what will happen. I will be living in europe this next year so ill check it out there and maybe have a high end modern furniture manufacture give me some feedback or sell it to them, so then my name and their reputation would be on the line, not some ikea style factory in china.
I totally want to buy one , getting a utilitarian wood floored, brick walled apartment and this would be a nice addition.
That actually looks pretty good as i picture it in my head. There a ton of great desks that would look good in that environment.
Unless i make another one i don't see myself selling this, mostly because of the attachment i feel from it being my first piece and working on it for months. But also if i factor in material costs (almost $1,000) plus very inefficient labor times (because i was learning as i was prototyping and building) I would probably never be able to sell it at a reasonable price.
Also if you have any ideas on where to buy some nice modern/utilitarian furniture that'd be greatly appreciated.
Well, it really depends how much you want to spend and where you are, you can find a lot of replicas online of the great designers, like the eames chairs and mid century nice looking stuff (hopefully without any gold plating or outdated patterns) and for very cheep. Another option is CB2 (crate and barrel's modern cheeper brother) some good looking stuff, and some cheep looking stuff so be on the look out for flimsy super thin metal pieces. And if you have a generous amount of money to spend (my place of choice where i haven't purchased anything yet) dwr.com (design with reach) really good stuff usually and from the best brands.
This is how the desk started btw. just two pieces of walnut (the stainless steel came later)