Designer Hella Jongerius has certainly come up with an interesting method of keeping your office drones well fed. Of course, it might not be the most elegant solution out there in the market, and neither is it the most hygienic, but at the very least it has a sense of practicality written all over. I am referring to this unique keyboard concept that sees Hella Jongerius’ trademark of fusing industry and craft, bridging the world of high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary, into a single device. What you see above is a unique keyboard that is separated in the middle by a plate – allowing you to put your pizza and other kinds of snacks which late night workers tend to gobble down, trying to meet that frantic deadline. Hopefully the rest of the keyboard is waterproof as well, since you would need to wash the darn thing after each meal. Getting crumbs stuck between the keys is not too hot an idea, too.
Hella Jongerius has done work for notable clients such as Maharam , KLM, Vitra, IKEA and Royal Tichelaar Makkum, while some of her work had also been showcased at museums and galleries like the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, MoMA and Moss Gallery in New York, the Design Museum in London and at Galerie KREO in Paris.