It is no secret that SATORI & SCOUT are huge fans of desk solutions and the range of designs that are hitting computer and/or furniture or design stores at the moment is really quite diverse. Some nicely minimalist-designed, some rightly 'form follows function', and some, well, unfortunately underwhelming. Introducing the Bento product series, this four-in-one solution ought to be your next desk essential. A patent-pending product range, the practicality and design of the Bento series are both clear to see and experience; its materiality is equally on par - no cheap-feeling plastic parts for your desk any more.
Part of a wider family of ergonomic desk accessories by Dataflex, these 'addit' products let you create your own personal (and aesthetically pleasing) workstation that is truly tailored to your needs. Designed and introduced due to the reality that there has been a huge surge in people working from home or commuting to a shared-desk environment at their workplace, the need for a work environment that is both flexible and clean is now more important than ever.
As a Bento representative confirms, "Research shows that nearly 7 out of 10 office workers suffer from the negative effects of poor ergonomics. This should come as no surprise, considering that most people have to adopt poor posture when working at their desktop computer, notebook or tablet." Seeking to react to such a surge in flexible well-designed workplace demands, the totality of the Dataflex 'addit' series includes clever notebook and monitor risers, stands and document holders, cable management and posture supports. Focusing on just the Bento four-in-one desk solution, such a product design was designed by Dutch designer Robert Bronwasser and as explained, "...along the way of designing the Bento product series, we got inspired by how a Japanese lunchbox lets you organise, store and carry around your lunch for work. We decided it would be great to apply that concept to an ergonomic product and that is how Bento® got its name."
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