If I must be chained to my desk then please let it be these mind-numbingly beautiful new works of art by Ligne Roset. I know – i’ll chain myself to all three, maybe the store staff will grow to accept and love me…
The Villa Rose [above] by Francois Azambour is a desk of clean, geometric and minimalist lines, in black-stained solid oak. The piece is pared-down to just the desk itself and a single solid walnut storage draw.
The Ursuline by Pierre Paulin is a graceful desk, reminiscent of mid-century design, available in white lacquer and walnut finish. I love that it houses smart and simple compartments for writing equipment and your ‘correspondence’!
Finally, the desk I would most like to be chained to is Split, designed by Meike Russler, it is a modern interpretation of the classic secretaire. The desk features many precisely-worked details, for example the sliding storage chests, niches for paper and office equipment, sliding covers for cable tidies, a dock beneath the top for amultiway plug and a pivoting desk light.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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