Designer Todd Bracher approaches his work by studying how people interact with objects. â€œI try to capture whatâ€™s meaningful in that exchange,â€ he explains. With the Distil Desk (2015), Bracher started with a common object, a cardboard box, and asked questions: â€œWhy does the edge have to be sharp?â€ which led to curved edges that are easy on the arms; â€œHow can we make it beautiful and strong?â€ which led to a molded plywood top; â€œWhere would a carpenter hide the wires?â€ which led to cutouts in the cross-stretchers under the top. These questions and answers yielded a versatile and approachable piece of furniture that can function as an elegant table or as a hard-working desk, with smart cable management provisions. Simple assembly required. Made in U.S.A. Ash Desks: Distil Desk.