Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are having to retreat into their homes in a desperate bid to stem the spread of the disease.
This has made life difficult for some, who might not be used to working from home. But luckily, there are plenty of product designers out there who are trying their best to provide us all with some workarounds.This bizarre video shows a man leaving his home during the lockdown while wearing a T-Rex costume:
For instance, a Danish furniture company has designed a new kind of cardboard desk, so that people stuck in quarantine during the coronavirus can still work from home.
Stykka has just released a brand new desk which they've called the ''StayTheF***Home desk'', which the company will ship to your home for the price of $85. Despite the fact that it's made entirely from cardboard, it takes less than 10 minutes to construct and seems very sturdy.
On Stykka's official store, the product's item description states: "In the current COVID-19 situation, we are forced to find new ways of working. Only this way can we limit an economic downturn in our business and worldwide. So stay home and do the work!"
Commenting on the product in an interview with Fast Company, Stykka head of brand and marketing Rasmus Taun stated: "We wanted to design a product that was affordable, shippable flat-packed, and most important recyclable, while also easy to order from a webshop."
He continued: "We chose cardboard because it’s super cheap, made from recycled fibers, and once the curfew is over you just throw it into your cardboard recycling bin, which is standard for all Danish households, and it will be made into new cardboard, so it’s beautifully circular as well.”
He added: "Our cardboard is specially made for us out of recycled fibers and it’s 7 millimeters thick. The piece [of cardboard] needs to be large enough for you to fold the top piece three times. You could always download it and redesign it to whatever cardboard you have at hand."
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