Furniture Designers: Here’s a Very Cool Feature to Add to a Desk

As someone with a messy desk, I so want this feature added to it:

This desk was designed and built by Rob Day and Jeremy Kehoe, whose firm was called Carroll Street Woodworkers. They also designed this nifty bureau with push-button functionality (and I have zero idea how the mechanism works):

It’s really the first feature that I want though, as I’m always casting about searching for my favorite pen.

By the bye, I say their firm “was called” because, sadly, after making a splash at the 2011 Interior Design Show in Toronto, they appear to have fallen off the face of the earth. Their website no longer exists and it appears the company has shut down. If Day and Kehoe are still designing furniture, either together or independently, I can’t find them.

So…would it be stealing an idea if the firm that came up with it no longer exists?