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Before starting objct co Melbourne-based industrial designer Tony Heap spent 18 years designing for leading manufacturing companies with products ranging from commercial furniture to domestic appliances and bike accessories. Then Tony struck upon a niche with a series of product ideas he’d had for relaxing the ever-growing tension between our home and work lives. He quit his day job to become a startup founder/ design entrepreneur. After innumerable prototyping, testing, building and spreadsheeting, the LAPOD Lap Desk was put into production.

For Tony, good design is where a great idea meets beautiful execution – simplifying and unifying form and function into practical minimalism. Or as his grandma would say, "an elegant sufficiency".