Want your table to be more than just a handy place to put your cup? Advances in technology now mean “smart” living room home furniture can rival traditional computers in high tech functionality. Whether you want to control your music, stream movies to your TV, play games or play off your holiday photos, there is currently a high-tech solution to suit – if you’ve got the cash to splash.
I’m not a wood worker at heart, so I knew I needed to keep the structure of the table simple. I decided to build the desk legs and foundation using Kee Klamp fittings and fence post. The aesthetic look isn’t for everyone, but it makes structure MUCH EASIER. Building the foundation of the desk is as simple as cutting some pipe and using an Allen wrench.
David Gilbert, Managing Director of Power table International, almost literally stumbled across the idea when setting up computers in the office of his furniture company in the mid-nineties. “I fell he back of a desk try to arrange out the wires at the back”, he told Lora, at the 2005 Flexible Working Solutions Conference. “And being a cabinet producer, I knew all about the wasted space at the back of desks, behind the drawers. So I thought, ‘Why not put the computer inside the desk?'” And so the Power Desk concept was born.
Instead of having a individual PC tower, the idea was that everything would be set into the structure of the desk, saving space and avoiding the need for many external cabling. Thus was born the first integrated desk computer. David had the benefit of being both a maker of quality furniture and a computer enthusiast doing his own software developing, enabling him to create an “interdisciplinary” product.
We enjoy the design of the Apple computer style , though on a functional level, PC is more popular. So we designed a desk/computer as beautiful as a Mac but easily totally like a PC. All computer components and cable management is contained within the thickness of the desk, and when upgrading is demanded , the desk lid simply flips open. High-tech and Hot Keys are built on the side of the desk.
There is no word on what components are in this thing and by the looks of it, it is a concept design, so it is doubtful whether it is anything more than vapor. It is a pretty cool idea though and it is nice to get the computing without all of the junk lying around