Objct co design simple and essential products for home, work and play. They aim to create inspiring designs that help you simplify and organise your life. By pursuing unique and elegant solutions to everyday problems, they create beautiful, useful and enduring products for living.
Whilst working on a deadline, objct co's founder Tony Heap, had to bring work home with him on his laptop for several nights in a row. After tiring of being at his home desk at night after sitting at his work desk all day, he thought there must be a better way!
So, he quickly cobbled together a makeshift lap desk so he could work more comfortably on the sofa in his loungeroom. The only item he could find was a very large, flat, hard plastic lid with unfortunately sharp injection moulded ribs underneath. It needed to be placed on a cushion to rest on his lap, but he didn’t want the sharp plastic protruding bits to damage the cushion fabric.
More rummaging in the kitchen cupboards offered up a large flexible baking dish, which when placed under the plastic lid meant his rough DIY lap desk was complete - victory! Tony now felt less like he was still at work and instead more productive and relaxed working in comfort.
After a few nights at his DIY lap desk, Tony found when he finished work he simply packed away his laptop cables, charger, notes and pens in the baking dish under the plastic lid. And so, the idea for the LAPOD, a LAP desk + storage POD, was born! History made, as they say.