Schemer Seven: Desks
Brainstorming: Nothing improves productivity quite like a beautiful office and the desk takes centre stage. Our chosen seven are all from British designers and manufacturers.
by Rebecca Hoh-Hale
Super simple and reminiscent of the archetypal school desk (with its familiar indentation to hold pens) Desk One is by London-based Another Country. Shown here in oak it is also available in a black lacquered version in solid chestnut.
Soane bring together contemporary, antique and 20thCentury design with the best of British craftsmanship. They’ve added character to the legs of the hand-beaten wrought iron Stag Desk. It also has a hidden keyboard shelf.
Another award-winning design company Steuart Padwick, has a customisable product line including the Belly Desk, with its full figured storage underbelly and smooth oak tapered legs. Zingy in lemon yellow, it is available in any colour of your choice.
The Bailey Desk is by Davidson, a British luxury interior brand who celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It is a small (1300mm long x 500mm deep) writing desk in sycamore black, with a flush inset leather writing surface.
Wood lovers Key + Stemmer designed the Cedric desk as an exercise in simplicity for leading name in British design SCP. Made in solid European walnut its formal appearance reveals soft, rounded edges on closer inspection.
Paul Kelley doesn’t like his work being called products, it’s bespoke hand finished furniture and we are a fan. This is the 1500mm long Stainless steel & Brass desk, with a striking blue acrylic interior.
A future classic, Pinch’s Black American walnut Yves desk has an inlaid leather writing surface colour matched to its drawers and covered cable access. It won the studio a Guild Mark for excellence in British Furniture Design.