Desk for Joao Teixeira Design Studio

Motivated by the way most people are now working from home, Shelter arises as a wooden desk focused on productivity through organization. Since technology has become part of people’s daily routine, this desk’s design allows for convenient ways to connect the user with his gadgets via hidden and practical cable management. The tabletop features rounded drawers to add value to the design language, and material selection intends to give a sense of warmth and serenity to the user.

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Unique Properties

The design language finds its most unique feature in the rounded corner drawers giving the desks a differentiating aspect and stylish look. Also, all elements were designed to align seamlessly between each other allowing for an overall singular design.


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Production Technology

Desk production is based on traditional techniques, using common machinery to achieve precision like cnc and others. The desk is made using just two metallic hinges and a brass finish at the back as hardware as for the rest being natural wood. The rounded drawers are made using seams between joints in order to make the product more feasible and therefore affordable.

Design Challenge

The most challenging aspect, and also the most fun as in many other designs, was the process of fine tuning some manufacturing details finding a balance between feasibility, aesthetics and function.

Project Duration

The project started in March 2020 in Porto and finished March 2021 in Porto.

Operation Flow

While developing Shelter desk the goal was to keep its usability as simple as its looks. For instance, the possibility to pass cables trough the back access to the front drawers seamlessly and in a hidden way is a clear aspect of performing better than most common desks in the market. The interaction between product and user is self explanatory as for the access for each of the storages the design approach clearly indicates where and how to open.


Motivated by lockdown, Shelter arises as a natural impulse to design something that would fit most home offices environments enhancing their productivity. Since we had to adapt to new normal overnight there was a big demand on this kind of solutions, especially when witnessing a big wave of change as companies were letting employees to work from home. The insight was to design a desk oriented towards the mental health fluctuation during the pandemic, providing serenity, hence the name Shelter.


While designing the Shelter desk our main inspiration was to develop something focused on both function and aesthetics. We wanted to come up with a solution that could improve the users productivity by enhancing his organization layouts through useful features like clean cable management and easy storage access.

Project Overview

Shelter Desk has been a Platinum winner in the Furniture Design award category in the year 2020 organized by the prestigious A' Design Award & Competition. The Platinum A' Design Award is recognized for honoring designs that stand at the forefront of creativity and innovation. It is the highest accolade bestowed by the A' Design Awards, acknowledging works that blend remarkable innovation with impactful societal contributions. These designs not only showcase exceptional artistic and technical proficiency but also highlight their creators' commitment to advancing the boundaries of art, science, design, and technology. Recipients of this award are celebrated for their role in shaping the aesthetics and trends of our time, contributing significantly to the enhancement of quality of life and promoting sustainable development.

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Platinum Recognition

João Teixeira was recognized with the coveted Platinum A' Design Award in 2021, a testament to excellence of their work Shelter Desk.

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