Hi, my name is David, and I’m a product designer and work full-time as a filmmaker and product photographer. Needing a personal workspace that would inspire creativity and blend naturally with my home office, I set out to design an attractive yet functional desk mat.

My primary aim was to design a sleek desk mat that looked as good as it worked. A surface that encouraged easy mouse slide and kept clutter to a minimum while enhancing the home office’s look by blending beautifully with surrounding décor.

What followed was a stylish, affordable desk mat that became the inspiration for Denhef—a name inspired by a lift bridge (De Hef) built in Rotterdam in 1927.

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