A Labor of Love: Heartwork Office Furniture
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Graduated from Ikea but can't quite afford Herman Miller? Heartwork to the rescue. Metal Storage 1.0 is the first collection from Heartwork, a new Portland, OR-based company founded by industrial designer and entrepreneur Karen John (who is quite possibly the most qualified furniture designer we know of: she studied industrial design at Domus Academy in Milan, got a masters degree at Stanford in manufacturing systems engineering, squeezed in an MBA at Insead in France, and then served as VP of Merchandising at Design Within Reach). Now she's filled a longstanding hole in the market with her compellingly priced line of USA-made, high-quality, heavy-duty 18/20 gauge steel storage cabinets and drawers. Available in a choice of six colors, these office building blocks are perfect for startups, home offices, children rooms, and beyond. Above: The Modern Media Credenza in teal with casters is $755 ($725 with legs). Above: The Cargo Cabinet with Shelves is $750 and the Active Duty Bookcase 4 Shelf shown in white with casters is $425. Above: Vertical Files 2 Drawer sit beneath the desk. Heartwork also offers a line of office accessories including Le Clamp Lamp shown; $25. Above: The Metal Storage 1.0 line comes with various options including the choice of caster or legs as well as open or backed shelving. Looking for office furniture for a small space? Check out our post on Diminutive Desks .