F1 Desk | By Sanja Knezović
The F1 help desk was created in response to more and more people working from home on a laptop without having enough space for a study or a home office. Its small dimensions (only 45 x 110 cm) and a construction grid complemented by the necessary surfaces make this desk suitable for almost any part of the apartment or office. Like a nest, a wooden box allows storage of the most important accessories, which do not necessarily have to be visible but sometimes do become part of the interior. In the basic version, the work surface is available in Trespa and Compact panels. The color of the legs depends on the color of the work surface and can be either white or black.
Base: metal rod 25 × 15 mm / metal tube Ø 16 mm + powder coating RAL 9005, RAL 9003
Box: solid wood + lacquer
Table top: compact / HPL
17.7"d | 43.3"w |30"h
Color / Finish Options
+ F1 Desk Solid Wood Finish
+ F1 Desk Compact Wood Color Options
+ F1 Desk Metal Base Color Options
All Prostoria collection is made to order. Current lead times for Prostoria is 9-10 weeks.
Sanja Knezović is primarily an architect who heads her own architectural studio specialized for designing private houses and smaller commercial buildings. She has transferred the experience gained from designing furniture units for interiors onto designing upholstered furniture for Prostoria, her first project in the field of product design.
For Prostoria, Sanja Knezović designed the Match and Cloud sofas.
We tend to perceive furniture as something abstract, created on designers’ desks and then produced, branded, and placed on the market by companies with different statuses and reputations. In fact, relations inside the contemporary globalized furniture industry are becoming more and more fragmented with less and less opportunity for complete dedication to synergies and collaborations… Prostoria, as a young company whose catalog already comprises some new icons such as the Polygon armchair and the Revolve transformable sofa, stands as an example of a different and more traditional approach based on the evolution from the local factuality and logical clustering of all actors involved in the production process.
The rapid development of Prostoria, formerly known as Kvadra, a company which has come a long way, from “starting from zero” to positioning itself as the leader and promoter of new ideas in only a few years time, is a story about the reintroduction of continuity both in Croatia and Central Europe, a region with vital but insufficiently recognized design scene and remarkable tradition and knowledge of the furniture industry. Those elements served as latent potentials that provided grounds for continuation and had to be activated.
Since the beginning, Prostoria has been developing an integrative approach, functioning as a collaboration platform that nourishes and stimulates the continuous exchange of knowledge and experience between all the actors participating in the production of furniture. A dynamic workshop ambiance has been created offering opportunities mainly to young designers to explore their ideas in excellent conditions and bring them to the highest level of design, functionality, and technological artisanship. Many products have been developed over long periods of time surpassing a number of iterations until reaching their final form, which would be impossible without adequate support combining contemporary technology and meticulous craftsmanship and handwork of the highest quality. Predominantly local materials are used, especially solid wood, and most of the production takes place within the company itself or in collaboration with local cooperatives.
While the company’s catalog also offers furniture based on tested models, Prostoria shows strategic and even passionate dedication to research-based design, convinced that authenticity has its place on the market but presents a special challenge in the times when it seems almost impossible to create truly innovative and fresh concepts. For that reason, Prostoria’s social responsibility and specific position have to be observed as a contribution to the evolution of design and readiness to take the risk in order to reach new values for the benefit of users and the culture. Thus, Prostoria stands as a project inside of which designers grow together with the company on the grounds of mutual trust and shared goals.