When it comes to working from home, these four desks are sure to bring a sense of style to the space while seamlessly merging form and function.
If you’re lucky enough to have the space, creating a personal work area that is tailored to your needs starts with a desk that truly represents your own sense of style. Say goodbye to the days of predictable corporate aesthetics and uninspiring office furniture as sleek silhouettes, unorthodox materials and bespoke colours and finishes bring a design-led verve to the market. With a vast range of choice now available, here are four of our favourite designs to inspire you. And, if you’re tight on budget, look to resale and vintage platforms for one-off, unique designs at affordable prices which will suit a wide range of interior styles.
SIENA by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for 4Mariani
Launched at Milan Design Week earlier this year, the SIENA desk is designed by the Italian design duo Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for 4Mariani. A large scale, executive design which can be customised to order, the desk creates a striking statement with its curvaceous lines and deep burgundy finish. Its volume possesses a sculptural beauty which brings a room to life and seamlessly merges practical functionality with a luxury, contemporary appeal. Available in saddle leather, veneered wood and multiple coloured lacquer finishes.
BLADE by Bryan O’Sullivan
Working between London and New York, interior architect Bryan O’Sullivan’s vivacious furniture creations mirror his global design projects which take inspiration from the design aesthetics of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The Blade desk has a beautifully retro-inspired charm with its aluminium drawers, white lacquered frame, and red leather tabletop and its nod to these design eras is sure to empower you during a working day with its sophisticated and commanding presence. If the desk’s classic allure is to your liking be sure not to miss out on this limited-edition of ten.
Serpentine Desk by Lina Ghotmeh for The Conran Shop
Designed by the French-Lebanese architect in line with the opening of her Serpentine Pavilion design this year, this solid ash desk is finished with a deep red lacquer and is available with a matching stool. Handcrafted in Portugal, the desk has an elegant shape with a concave front edge and tapered tabletop giving it a unique silhouette. The exclusive, limited-edition designs were displayed within the timber pavilion and are sold exclusively via The Conran Shop.
Veneered Occasional Desk By Rose Uniacke
A compact take on the designer’s writing desk, this eye-catching design is finished in a burr poplar veneer which features the distinct and beautiful patterns of burls and growths which appear on the trunk of the tree. With a single internal drawer for storage, the desk has been elegantly completed with brass sabots to the legs elevating the design even further.