Switzerland-based designer Tomas Kral has come up with this unusual buy yet very practical Homework Desk. Made from cast aluminum sandwiched between two sheets of ash, it contains a sort of gutter that runs around three edges. Rather than being for drainage, it’s meant to store desktop items, so no drawers necessary. “Is a work table which has been set to be even more functional: an aluminum cloth is placed on a wooden table when folded to form a refined extension, a toolbox to store documents, objects, photos … that you need or simply desire to work. The tiled surface enables you to lay down open books and continue reading.” Take a look!