Wired Power Desks: That is plugly. Definition. Plugly. (plugh-lee) pronoun- Used to describe a piece of furniture without a built in power supply, outlets and cable management solution.
The Wired concept came out of a desire to organize all the visual madness of cords, wall warts, and power bricks sprouting out of my laptop, monitors, hard drives and speakers, spilling on to the floor into an ugly tangle of a powerstrip, cat hair and cables. We are constantly needing to plug a camera or cellphone for a charge. The frustration of searching for a free power outlet to plug into nearby made me ask, "Why can't I just plug this into my desk? Why can't I just plug my desk into the wall with one cord and neatly plug in all of my other gear into the desk." The design challenge was to make a great looking desk, incorporate a hidden cable management system and power source as well as making it fast/easy to get at the cable ends to rearrange things when as the situation arises. One of the solutions was to make the wire grommets a part of the design. The other solution was to make a hinged tray to manage the cables that can also hold hard drives and any other corded object that clutters the desktop.
What are they made of?
2" square steel tubes. Wood Tops. Our prototype has a glass top so people can see the cable management system and outlets in action at the Brooklyn design show. There are six outlets built into the inside of the desk and two on the outside of the desk. (You can plug a lamp, a Vacuum Cleaner or whatever you regularly plug and un-plug) It has a built in 15amp breaker.
The Colors available are Red, Blue, Yellow and Orange. It is also available in a raw steel and blackened steel as well as custom finishes upon request.
The wood Tops are Available with a 2" solid Oak, Ash and Walnut border, veneered top and solid wood grommets that finish the opening.
• Total Cable management
• Versatile cable pass through grommets
• Laptop / Monitor oriented operation
• Open Design
• Solid welded steel construction
• Durable finish
• North American business machine (NABM) power cord input.
• 8 grounded receptacles
• 15 amp circuit breaker overload protection
• Hinged cable management tray makes quick and easy setups
• Adjustable leveling feet