We create simple and essential products for home, work and play that are designed to simplify your life.
Pursuing unique and elegant solutions to everyday problems, we strive to create beautiful, useful and enduring products for living ~ like the award-winning LAPOD Lap Desk with Storage.
The Story behind LAPOD Lap Desk
Whilst working on a deadline some time back, Objct Co's founder, Tony Heap, was bringing work home with him on his laptop for several nights in a row. After tiring of being at his home desk at night after sitting at his work desk all day, he thought he needed to change things up.
So, he quickly cobbled together a DIY couch lap desk in order that he could instead work more comfortably in his living room. The only item he could find in the moment was a very big, flat, plastic tub lid with unfortunately sharp injection moulded ribs underneath. It needed to be placed on a cushion to rest on his lap, but he didn’t want the sharp plastic protruding bits to wreck the cushion fabric.
Rummaging in the kitchen cupboards offered up a large flexible baking dish, which when placed under the plastic lid meant his rough DIY lap desk was complete. Victory! He now felt less like he was still at work and instead more productive and relaxed working in comfort.
After a few nights working like this on his DIY lap desk hack, Tony found when he finished work he (somewhat unconsciously) was packing away his laptop cables, charger, notes and pens in the baking dish under the plastic lid. And so (when he eventually became conscious of his own behaviour) the idea for the LAPOD, a LAP desk + storage POD, was born!