The Noa Desk
by Tom Parfitt for Benchmark Furniture

David Cleveland

Noa is Benchmark's first compact sit-stand desk for flexible and home working, created in line with ergonomic principles and using natural materials.

Noa is designed around the tenets of biophilic design. Highly tactile, it's sides and top are made from solid European oak and are shaped with a softly rounded, pleasing profile. A central sit-stand mechanism allows for the desktop to smoothly rise and fall, controlled by a console on the underside. The timber down-stand hides the desk’s electrics and the power cable runs neatly down the central column.

This project has been longlisted in the workplace design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Tom Parfitt for Benchmark Furniture
Project: The Noa Desk


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