the neXt desk
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The common school desk has been at the centre of the traditional classroom since its invention during the Industrial Revolution. An icon of educational practice itself, the desk is a static island for the student, staking out the individual ‘territory’ of the learner. Arranged in neatly organized rows, the desk has emerged as a symbol for order, control and efficiency. This 13' tall wheel offers a vision for the next direction in education: one of interconnectedness and collaboration.