Like it or not, the transition out of summer has begun. The pleasures of long, light evenings and not having to pack a waterproof whenever you leave the house are coming to their bitter end for another year, being replaced by more work, worse weather and a general dip in mood. We still feel positive though, because we can make these dark times much more bearable with a touch of positivity and some new pieces of furniture for your home office.
Now that work has become possible no matter where in the world we are, many of us opt to work from home sometimes. While those who don’t work from home see it as a treat, those who do work from home complain of the boredom and strict self-discipline needed. Working from home looks a lot more appealing with a brand new desk crafted to perfection by some of the world’s greatest designers, right? We thought so. Here are four of the best desks to give your home office a makeover before we dig in over winter.
Inspired by traditional wooden workshop benches, Chuck Mack’s Arco Desk sits on oak trestles. The design, sold through Design House Stockholm features two solid oak trestles that attach to a wooden frame using wooden plugs for stability. The table top is made of tempered glass with rounded edges to avoid chips and accidents. This stylish glass desk is a modern update rooted in absolute practicality.
Yes, it’s meant to be a dining table but as a general rule: the bigger the desk, the better the work. Much of working at any desk is about organisation, being able to spread work out creates a physical connection between your mind and the work, increasing productivity. Hem’s Alle Dining Table is made of solid oak and features elegantly tapered and rounded edges that give the impression of lightness as well as displaying the masterful craftsmanship of the table.
A much more compact option than our first two selections, Northern’s Shelter Work Desk is ideal for those looking to simplify their working environment. Corner desks are great for capitalising on awkward space, and when the desk is crafted from a smoked oak table top and perforated steel back screen, you can be sure you have practicality as well as beauty. This simple design uses few components to achieve maximum effectiveness which, in our opinion, is a good measure of great design.
Our final choice falls more squarely into the category of office tables but we suggest using it as a large wooden desk instead. The solid oak frame and waxed table top join so gracefully that we can barely take our eyes off the joint. As with John Green’s equally elegant Otis Chair, the table top hovers millimetres above the top of the legs, displaying the accuracy of the immaculate design.
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