The Airbnb office spans 72,000 square feet, with no expense of money or imagination spared. From the cylindrical, Kubrick-inspired “War Room,” to the meeting rooms recreated from Airbnb’s most popular listings, the building is a revelation of design. Still, Ken and Joe noticed one obvious oversight: many of the immaculate desktops had monitors propped up with an array of shoe boxes and books. They may have improved the posture of the employees, but they were also as precarious as they were unsightly.
“It was kind of funny how a company founded by design-centric RISD grads had resigned themselves to cardboard.”
The Monitor Stand
From Product to Collection
Preliminary brainstorming sessions led to concepts for a keyboard tray, a padded wrist rest, and a mousepad. With creative momentum on their side, the team was tasked to come up with additional pieces to flesh out the ideal desktop.