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Isabel Quiroga approaches sustainability by designing emotionally durable products like her design of a mobile working station, the ‘Urban Nomad’.

Urban Nomad / mobile desk

'Urban Normad' mobile working station
Studio Isabel Quiroga

The ‘Urban Nomad’ is a translation of modern-day living and working.
Nowadays an office can exist out of no more than a laptop and a cell phone. A flexible workplace and working at home has become part of our everyday existence. Since Covid19 even more, than ever before.

Isabel Quiroga is a designer that approaches sustainability by researching how we relate to objects. For her there is little point of designing physical durability into consumer goods if consumers lack the desire to keep them. The more we connect to an object, the more we will take care for it and the longer it is used. Therefore it is sustainable. The ‘Urban Nomad’ is a translation of modern-day living and working.Working at the same place every day is history. Nowadays an office can exist out of no more than a laptop and a cell phone. A flexible workplace and working at home has become part of our everyday existence. Since Covid19 even more, than ever before.
The desk is provided with several accessories, which the consumer can arrange as it suits him best. The handlebars are covered with smooth leather. As times passes by the consumers’ hands will leave marks on it. By making the desk adjustable (accessories) and aging beautifully (leather) the desk reflects the consumer’s personality.
An energy supply is attached under the desktop to charge your laptop and cell-phone.
Whether you are at home or at work. Chasing the sun or taking distance the 'Urban Nomad' brings you anywhere.

STUDIO Isabel Quiroga

Isabel Quiroga is an Amsterdam based product designer. She has been nominated by ‘imm Cologne’ for the Innovation Award and for her design 'The Low Lands' she received the Applied Arts Award. She approaches sustainability by researching how we relate to objects.
She beliefs it makes no sense to make objects that are produced in a sustainable way, but consumers are not willing to keep. Therefore she strives to design products that last longer than one season.