Here is the limited-edition desk, in collaboration between Acura and Studio Dror, the desk was inspired by the luxury automaker’s role in “Thor,” the new Marvel film starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins. The desk will be on display at DDCLAB, New York in May this year.
Designed with the iconic Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent in mind, the Acura x “Thor” S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Desk created by Dror Benshetrit has the following features:
- Graphite and light wood base that supports a 200”x70” desktop
- Finishing inspired by the Acura TL’s chassis
- Secret drawers and compartments
- Concealed Bose speakers
- Discreet iPhone/iPad docking station
S.H.I.E.L.D., the intelligence and security organization of Marvel Universe featured in the film’s storyline, has its agents behind the wheels of Acura TL, MDX, ZDX and RL models throughout the film. With the storyline in mind, Dror interpreted an agent’s work environment into a stylized and functional desk appropriate for this venerated universe.
It was fun to project myself as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent and to shift the approach when designing this desk for Acura, as if I was going to be user 001… It’s a stimulating part of the design process.
Excited by Acura’s attention to detail and precise manufacturing, the design of the desk combines elegance, sharpness, secrecy, advanced technology and efficiency–all elements Dror identified as akin to the spirit of his work and that of Acura. The desk is part of Acura’s ongoing partnership with the movie “Thor” which includes initiatives such as the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent recruitment center at the likes of C2E2 and New York Auto Show, as well as the launch of the interactive website www.joinshield.com, where fans climb the ranks within the organization by completing assigned case files to earn the chance to exclusive prizes.
+ About ACURA + DROR
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 270 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the turbocharged RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
Since 2002, Dror Benshetrit has developed an interdisciplinary practice specializing in innovative design projects. His approach to design has shown breadth and depth through the completion of projects varying in scales and nature. His portfolio encompasses product design, architecture projects, interior design and art direction.
Every project is driven with the desire to unleash the mutable and non-static nature of objects, and starts with questions triggering immersive investigation.