The Laptop Tower (LT) by german young label Ursula Maier is a standing desk for use at home, in offices or in public settings. The finely crafted piece is handsomely finished with a combination of veneer and paint in different styles called “veneer partitas” (“Furnierpartituren”), henceforth (FP).
The Laptop Tower (LT) is a compact standing desk on castors. It allows the user to work ergonomically while standing or leaning, and it is a functional, space-saving piece of furniture. Serving as a meeting point, place to read or lectern, this mobile standing desk comes replete with an illuminated, pull-out laptop shelf with a mousepad, four lower shelves, and sockets for a small printer, projector and rechargers. The leather desktop can be tilted to a reading position. Its illuminated pedestal makes the tower appear to be floating. A single transparent cable supplies the Laptop Tower with electricity. The furniture may be finished with various kinds of veneer.
Veneer Partita Red Gum
This timber grows in the south-eastern United States, reaching a height of 30 m. It has reddish to brown-coloured heartwood bordered by creamy white sapwood. Red gum can be beautifully finished to a high polish. Logs with red and highly figured heartwood are especially prized. The veneer is particularly striking in combination with cream-coloured paint.
Veneer Partita Bog Oak
Bog oak is a rare, exceptionally valuable timber. The veneer is light brown at the heart and darker toward the outer rings. It comes from oak trees that have lain submerged in peat bogs and marshes for up to 8,000 years. The chemical reaction between the tannins in the oak and iron sulphate in the water greatly darkened the wood and increased its density over the centuries.