We are driven by a core set of values that lead every decision we make and action we take. As a company we hope to act according to these values and as a team live these values.


# Our Story

In 2012, As architects and part of the team at Architecture 00, Joni Steiner and Nick Ierodiaconou designed the Lean desk (the first Opendesk) for a software company called Mint Digital. Their brief was to design a number of bespoke workbenches that were affordable but also could be made more quickly than ordering from a major supplier. Joni and Nick found that they could make desks from sustainably-grown forests, and build them locally in less than 3 weeks. Because the tables were designed to be made with digital fabrication tools they were able to make them less than 3 miles away from Mint Digital’s central London offices, with local maker IJCNC services.

The real breakthrough came when…

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# Our Mission

Opendesk is a new kind of furniture company. We’re changing the way products are designed and made by connecting customers to designers and manufacturing workshops around the world.

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# Our Charter

Our charter directs us in everything we do so we can act honestly and consciously.

  1. Embracing Design & Technology to deliver positive change.

  2. Practicing Openness, not just open source.

  3. Putting People & Planet first.

  4. Replacing ‘Business as Usual’ with ‘Business as Mutual’.

  5. Nurturing Personal & Platform growth.

  6. Always acting with Honesty and Integrity.

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