Eye On Design: Workbox School Desk

Workbox School Desk
All Photos By Gail

A proposed remedy for problems faced by crowded New York City classrooms, the Workbox (2000) is a collapsible elementary school desk featuring a side blackboard for sanctioned graffiti and a private locker to stow clothes, preventing the spread of lice.

Workbox School Desk Detail
Desk Storage Detail

Designed by Deborah Gans and Matthew Jelacic, The New York School Construction Authority anticipated citywide distribution of the inventive design, but commissioned only 50 examples for evaluation.

Workbox School Desk

Photographed at the New York Historical Society, Located at 170 Central Park West in Manhattan.

Workbox School Desk

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