The technological revolution posed a unique problem: how to create a desk true to our traditional roots yet flexible enough to house the latest generation of dream machines?laptop computers, printers, scanners and fax machines. Seven years ago, we again looked to the past for guidance into the future and found what we needed in Thomas Jefferson?s ingenious ?lap desk,? the portable writing desk upon which Jefferson drafted his own dream: the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson?s desk featured a hinged, slanted writing surface that cleverly opened above a storage compartment inside. We?ve adapted our desk to full size, ergonomically sound and supremely functional, all the while maintaining the timeless essence of our design aesthetic?a promise that this piece will appreciate through use even as your gadgets become obsolete. Our Laptop Desk continues to be an inspired marriage of 18th-century form and 21st-century function. Its solid cherry case is joined at the corners by sharp dovetails. Brass-hinged leather-and-cherry hatch lids enclose your computer and assorted peripherals; the two outer compartments adjust to suit different heights. Once your work is done, shut the doors and all equipment will be neatly stowed away. The Laptop Desk is available in two versions: one for use with a desk chair and a Standing version for those who prefer to work vertically or sitting on a 25" stool.We built a customized rendition of this piece for Duckhorn Vineyards in California that dually serves as a desk for reception and transactions. As with most of our designs, we are happy to accommodate your unique requirements and singular dreams.