This is the Surface Tension and it is a writing desk designed by Lukas Peet Design. What is special about this writing desk is that it is based on the tension of leather which is stretched over a rigid maple frame, resulting in a very special look and a one-of-a-kind surface. The frame is also held together by steel and the leather nailed to the wood with bolts. This table is so original, and I'm certainly not used to see working tables with table tops made out of leather!
This table is said to be wonderful to work on, and it is because of the surface being easy on the users hands, wrist, arms and elbows as well as the pen gliding more easily over the paper, and it makes all the sense in the world to me. Each material was chosen base on their individual qualities, and left untreated to emphasize their natural materiality. The designer chose leather for its ability to be stretched tight, maple for its precision and stability and then steel for its strength.
I really like the look of this table, and I can't believe that the tabletop is actually made with real and natural leather! I can imagine that it is more comfortable and soft to work on than regular wood or metal, and therefor perfectly suited to be a working table. I like the match of the light brown leather and the light and fine maple wood. If you want to read more about this table, you have to visit www.lukaspeet.com.