In the Harvard Business Review, writer Sohrab Vossoughi states, “In times of scarcity, innovation is less risky than stagnation…”
In 1941 during WWII, an Austrian-born American designer named Henry P. Glass came up with a very unique furniture leg design that remains on trend to this day! We’re talking about hairpin legs, a truly functional design innovation in times of scarcity.
Now, if you’re looking to upgrade your desk or build your own, you might be wondering whether it’s worth opting for hairpin legs? After all, with so many table leg options to choose from these days, why would you opt for this classic design addition for your office desk?
Well, in this short guide we’ll give you three reasons why your office desk needs hairpin legs.
They Look Modern and Minimalistic
Although hairpin table legs were created around 80 years ago, they still provide a sleek, modern, and minimalistic look for any setting. This timeless design will never look old and complements any room with an emphasis on simplicity.
Why choose minimalism? One reason is that when you make the space where you work more minimalist, you take out unnecessary distractions. You allow yourself to focus more on what counts – your work.
You should also think about how other table leg designs can look very dated over a decade or so. Hairpin table legs won’t give you this problem.
They’re Easy to Attach
A hairpin leg for tables is an easy attachment to make on wooden surfaces. There aren’t multiple pieces to faff around with other than a couple of screws. That’s it!
You’ll just want to ensure that get the levels right. So make sure to have a spirit level to hand. As well, you may want to experiment with your legs’ positioning to achieve the look you desire.
If you have a metal, marble, or glass tabletop surface, you’ll have to carry out a little extra work. One option with these table surface types is to create a wooden frame below the tabletop where you can attach the legs in the same manner as described above. Another option is to call in a professional to help you figure out a solution.
Since hairpin legs are made from metal, they should last a lifetime if you look after them well. Even if you chose to keep your office desk outdoors from time to time, most hairpin legs are treated to deal with weathering.
Also, a hairpin leg desk should be able to cope with heavy loads. For instance, you might want to have a heavy desktop PC on your desk. If this is the case, hairpin office desk legs are a no-brainer option.
Choose Hairpin Legs for Your Office Desk
If you’re struggling to figure out what type of office desk legs you should attach to your desk, consider hairpin legs. They have a timeless design and won’t let you down in terms of functionality for years to come!
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