The Humble Wooden Desk Meets The Internet Of Things

Now they're turning their attention to developing a range of smart products that integrates technology into their furniture--starting with the humble wooden desk.

Now they're turning their attention to developing a range of smart products that integrates technology into their furniture--starting with the humble wooden desk.

Since it opened up shop in July, Opendesk has been busy making open-sourced furniture whose designs can be downloaded, tweaked and then produced locally, anywhere in the world. Last month, they kitted out the entire offices for the self-built computer brand Kano. Now they're turning their attention to developing a range of smart products that integrates technology into their furniture—starting with the humble wooden desk.

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Buro is an internet-connected "data desk" that has a computer built into its design. Fitted snugly inside of a small desk shelf, the computer connects with portable devices and to the cloud, essentially functioning as a secure depository for sensitive information.

Buro is an internet-connected "data desk" that has a computer built into its design. Fitted snugly inside of a small desk shelf, the computer connects with portable devices and to the cloud, essentially functioning as a secure depository for sensitive information.