The Other Office: 7 Statement Desks To Help You Nail WFH

The Other Office: 7 Statement Desks To Help You Nail WFH

A great desk is the backbone of any contemporary home office. And whether small or stately, there are a variety of exciting options to explore. In this week’s blog, we reveal a shortlist of our favourite modern desks, each of which promises to help you power through your tasks this season…

Level Up

Take Your Work To New Heights

Discover &Tradition

JH9 Palette Desk

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Whenever space is it a premium, architects often recommend going upwards instead of outwards. This principle lies at the heart of Jaime Hayon‘s playful Palette collection for &Tradition. Taking inspiration from Alexandar Calder’s iconic mobile sculptures, the JH9 is a striking two-tiered desk, who’s additional table allows for the positioning of a task or table lamp up, up and away. Ideal for homes large and small, it can also double up as a handy console table when not in use.

Curve Balls

Think Outside of The Box

Discover Gallotti & Radice

President Junior Desk

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If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated home office, it can be a great place to experiment with more statement styles. Gallotti & Radice‘s President Collection has proved that power plays can be bold without being bulky. Crafted entirely from Italian glass, it’s barely-there aesthetic is lightweight and lovely, with the gentle curves working to create an inviting space which you’ll love coming back to.

Heritage Appeal

Classic Scandi Silhouettes

Discover Carl Hansen & Son

AJ52 Society Desk

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For the traditionally inclined, there’s no better statement desk that Arne Jacobsen‘s AJ52 Society Desk. First designed in 1952 as a diplomatic gift for the American-Scandinavian Society’s New York Office, it reveals a fluid fusion of some of the 20th century’s most exciting design tenets. In its pared-back materials and clean lines, the expressive simplicity of the Bauhaus meets with the sculptural refinement of functionalism. The result? A timeless modern desk that’s as relevant today as it was back then.

Creative Licence

Boost Your Productivity

Discover more R. Lazzeroni designs

Victor Desk

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One of the best ways to energise your workspace is with bold, creative colours. Too often we see homeowners repeating the same mistakes found in commercial offices, opting for drab palettes or boxy furnishings. Enter the Victor Desk. Designed by Roberto Lazzeroni for Lema, it pairs stately oak silhouettes with contemporary finishes for a desk that’s timeless yet fun. Available in 61 striking hues, you can customise it to be as outrageous or as soothing as you like.

Small But Mighty

Perfectly Formed

Discover Bontempi Casa

Taylor Desk

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Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve received a barrage of requests from clients looking for recommendations on how to incorporate makeshift workspaces into petite, urban interiors. While we have touched on this in more detail in a previous blog, one of our favourite products to recommend is the Taylor Desk by Bontempi. Somewhat industrial in appearance, it’s petite form is equally hardworking as a workstation, with clever lips designed for storing loose books or files.

Authorial Intent

Overcome Writer’s Block

Discover Stylish Writing Desks

Twain Desk

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Sylvia Plath once wrote that all female authors needed to succeed was a room of one’s own — a place to focus and be alone with their thoughts. The Twain Desk, named after America’s founding literary father, promises to facilitate just that. A small and compact desk, it fits elegantly into rooms of all sizes, while providing leather-upholstered cubby holes in which to stash away any drafts or writing essentials. New to our online store, it’s one of our favourite modern writing desks for freelancers.

Take Centre Stage

Make Art Out Of The Every Day

Discover Cattelan Italia

Vega Desk (With Unit)

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Last but not least is Cattelan Italia’s Vega. A show-stopping statement desk, it balances elegantly on inverted wooden legs, as elegant and regal as a ballerina on point. Available in a wide range of wood and metal finishes, it promises to create a dramatic focal point in contemporary offices.

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