Unterlass Studio Furniture is proud to announce availability of the Singledesk 40 series, the latest customer eye-catching addition to its flexible range of professional products proudly manufactured in Austria…
Austrian engineering graduate Arno Unterlass is the namesake brains behind UNTERLASS Studio Furniture. He also happens to be a musician and producer in his own right, so perhaps it’s inevitable that he would one day apply his considerable creative skill set to producing his own range of studio furniture with an enviable eye on ergonomics and exacting design standards to suit so many pockets.
While form follows function is an oft-overused phrase in the world of industrial design to the extent of possibly becoming somewhat clichéd, some might say, the SINGLEDESK 40 series— the latest product line from the UNTERLASS Studio Furniture design stable to proudly bear Arno Unterlass’ skilled (sur)name, and quite literally so in the case of its stunningly-shaped side panels forming its outside legs that are as rock solid as they are good looking, lovingly fabricated from 38mm-thick MDF (medium-density fibreboard) coated with 1mm-thick scratch-resistant HPL (high-pressure laminate) — finds its creator on fine form.
Functionally, the SINGLEDESK 40 series is well suited to a variety of applications as a result of well-thought-through design form. Flexibility also comes into play here, for the SINGLEDESK 40 series is actually available as two distinct models — the SINGLEDESK 40A (with angled- shaped side panels) and SINGLEDESK 40R (with slightly rounded-shaped side panels). Both are available finished in black or white satin at no additional cost. Conversely, Deluxe wooden-
finished versions — using exotic woods such as Zebrano, known for its highly-figured heartwood, which is straw-like in colour and distinctively marked with narrow veining or ‘streaks’ of colour, ranging from dark brown to almost black — are also optionally available at an extra cost. Choose a finish to suit environmental factors and/or or taste. Though beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder, all such finishes are added eye candy to an already attractive design and are sure to be welcomed in an artistic age where working environment is readily recognised by so many as being conducive to creativity.
Form follows function certainly came into play when considering the overall outwardly-angled shape of the standard SINGLEDESK 40 series — widening from 145cm across at its front to 208cm across at its rear, realising greater freedom of movement for sweet spot-sitting users by positioning the two gently upward-sloping 12U topside racks on either side within comfortable reach.
Speaking of comfort, the centrally-positioned tabletop section — spacious enough for the modern-day composer/recordist or mix master’s trusty computer keyboard and mouse/trackpad combo and any associated smaller-sized accessories such as volume controllers — and adjacent flat surfaces fronting those generous racks feature integral matching armrests with specially-shaped, semi-circular profiles. Another nice design touch is the three-level adjustable rear tabletop section that is centrally positioned immediately behind the main tabletop with which it can be flush mounted or levelled above or below it — perfect for positioning computer screens and other devices such as smaller nearfield monitors — to flexibly fit in with the user’s requirements, rather than the design dictating exactly where certain equipment should be positioned, which is often the case with other not-so-well-designed studio furniture.
The SINGLEDESK 40 series is available in a choice of black, satin white, and Deluxe (wooden) finishes directly from UNTERLASS Studio Furniture starting at €1,665.00 EUR (excluding VAT)