Finding artifacts that were both functional and well-made proved to be challenge for Architect Sarah Mirth and her visual designer husband, Daniel Mirth. It was with this void in mind Artifox Studios was born. The direct-to-consumer product development company takes classic products and reinvents them to meet contemporary needs. Currently, the brand offers just four products: a sitting desk, a standing desk, a bicycle rack and a desk organizer.

Simply labeled “Desk 01,” Artifox’s model riffs on a classic writing desk, but is subtly outfitted with a nest for mobile devices as well as a storage cabinet for cables, and magnetic strips along the table legs to keep power cords looking clean and organized. A portion of the desk is also equipped with a dry-erase surface for notes and ideas, which makes a useful and elegant embellishment. The desk comes in both black walnut and white maple, and can be ordered in either a right or left-handed configuration.

Like their desk, Artifox’s bike rack and desk organizer are no less intelligent. The rack is clean and simple, and even manages to hide away construction details such as screws with handsome magnetized covers. The desk organizer, dubbed “Pegs,” uses earth magnets to stay mounted on dry-erase surfaces, and also functions as a bookend.

All Artifox products are handmade by local craftsman in St. Louis, Missouri. You can find out more about the products via the company website. Products will be up for sale next week.

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