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…
# 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.
# Our Charter
Our charter directs us in everything we do so we can act honestly and consciously.
Embracing Design & Technology to deliver positive change.
Practicing Openness, not just open source.
Putting People & Planet first.
Replacing ‘Business as Usual’ with ‘Business as Mutual’.
Nurturing Personal & Platform growth.
Always acting with Honesty and Integrity.