Five Striking Desks for the Home

Five Striking Desks for the Home

The latest offerings by Ligne Roset, Treku and other residential furniture manufacturers inventively reimagine the home office for smaller spaces – and for workers with individual style. Here are five of our favourites, fresh from the IMM Cologne design fair.

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1 Lean On by Conde House

No bigger than a console table – it can even fit in the front foyer – this compact piece designed by MHK-Design offers a slide-out work surface with built-in recesses for storing utensils and power cables. Made of oak, Lean On is especially handsome in black lacquer and high-gloss anthracite.

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2 Litho by Ligne Roset

Ligne Roset showed three desks at IMM Cologne – all space-saving cheerful numbers. The best was this asymmetrical desk perched on delicate legs, by French cabinet-maker Thibault Desombre. The piece gently hugs the worker with a lacquered surface on the right and a drawer in natural oak to the left.

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3 Desk Pad by Böwer

Designed by Germany’s Eric Degenhardt, Desk Pad, with its striking silhouette, was hard to miss at IMM. The wallmounted work area features a leather-covered desktop that retracts to reveal storage as well as a strip of sockets for multiple devices. The privacy screen can be placed on either side of the surface.

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4 Lutgarde by Pilat & Pilat

Seemingly lightweight, this wall-mounted desk is actually made of smooth solid wood proudly displaying its grain and knots. Named for a Belgian saint, the piece has eight staggered dividers that carve up the worktop into a workstation that supports a laptop and a series of shelves for books and other supplies.

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5 Belharra by Treku

Named after a giant wave that forms off the Basque Coast, this piece features a rolling wood desktop that creates two curved storage spaces, one above and the other below. Designed by Jean-Louis Iratzoki, Belharra is available in several phenomenal laminate finishes.

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