A satire case-study of an unwanted desk

On my way to the gym earlier this afternoon, I came upon a study desk that was meant to be given for free on the side of the road. 

I then jokingly sent a curated shot to my friend Jonathan, who's an aspiring furniture collector and overall consultant for good taste. 

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 5.31.54 PM.png

The thought then occurred to me: could I in fact, increase the value of this desk just by selling it in a different manner? 

I jokingly began to attribute the design to cultural phenomenons within the past few decades. DADAism was an art movement of the 30's that framed commonplace items on pedestals as art. 

NormCore is a fashion movement that's prevalent to this day, playing fun at "Dad" aesthetic and basics in a stylish form. 


In what manner could I style this desk so that it could be considered a valuable addition to the right aesthetic? Definitely gave me something to think about. 


I've made a vision board for a college-student study room. To be honest, I wouldn't be mad about it!