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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.

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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.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

1 Comment on Desk-bound

  1. James Rock
    Friday, November 13th, 2009 13:19 at 1:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Bootifulll…. I would LOVE any of these as my home office desk – does anyone know the address where I should send my request to Santa please?

    James Rock

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