Last year we set out to design and construct our own desks at More Branding. To keep the costs down and the creative up we opted to see what we could develop out of a single sheet of plywood. Something unexpected happened – we were overwhelmed with the number of design possibilities a simple sheet of plywood exhibits. That’s when we thought it would be fun to see what other local creatives could come up with using the same guidelines.
That path led to an exhibition of works of art by a wide-ranging and diverse group of creatives, from architects to construction companies, being held in conjunction with the FabLab Symposium here in Tulsa. The desks were exhibited at multiple retail locations along Brookside, resulting in a gallery-hop-like event: Edit., Richard Neel Home, SR Hughes, and Urban Furnishings. The desks were for sale by silent auction and the money generated from the sale of these desks went to the organization the submitting designers select to benefit from the sale. There were 17 entries and all desks were purchased. Everyone had fun and nonprofit organizations received a hefty amount of contributions.