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    Question asked 2018-05-28 15:34:50 ... Most recent comment 2018-05-31 14:44:22
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    ​Hi,

    First of all, please forgive my poor English! I work sitting in front of a desk. I use acrylic paints on rigid supports. My pieces are not put horizontally on the desk but slightly leaning. I have just seen a photo of Alex Colville's standing desk and am wondering whether some of you work in a standing position with a table easel. If yes, do you know where to buy one? Or if I need to build it myself, would you have some advice about what it should be like?

    Thanks!

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  • EditDeleteModerator Answer

    Are you speaking about the angled desk seen on the right side of this image?

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/studio-contents-of-canadian-artist-alex-colville-to-be-put-on-display/article32172154/

    Brian Baade
    2018-05-28 17:36:58
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    ​Brian, 

    I am refering to the desk that can be seen on the second photo here:

    https://canadianart.ca/news/alex-colville-studio-mount-allison-university/

    One of the questions is: what should the height of the desk be? When I work in a sitting position, the desk is slightly higher than my belly middle. So I guess that standing desk should be the same?

    Thanks,

    Thomas

    2018-05-29 01:18:59
  • EditDeleteModerator Answer

    That desk is very similar to an architects desk or drafting table. I would google some of those to see if you could not just purchase one rather than going through the trouble of building one.

    You could probably even find plans to construct one if you decided to go that route.

    Brian Baade
    2018-05-29 16:55:51
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    ​Thanks Brian. 

    2018-05-31 14:44:22
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