BEST DESKS FOR A LUXURIOUS WORK FROM HOME SETUP

Gone are the days of boring and mundane desks!

By Pallavi Mehra

June, 2021

The Lalita Desk by Antes Design

The ongoing pandemic has brought to light the importance of a good work from home setup. As we continue to work from home, it’s time to upgrade our mundane work from home setups. For this reason, we have compiled a list of the most stylish and functional desks from leading Indian and international designers and furniture brands. Here are our seven favourite desks for a luxurious yet practical work from home setup.

The General Study Table is designed by Matteo Cibic

THE GENERAL STUDY TABLE BY MATTEO CIBIC AND SCARLET SPLENDOUR

The General Study Table from the Vanilla Noir collection by Matteo Cibic is an arresting study table that has an extendable writing top, and small details, which are evocative of a traditional desk. It combines Indian workmanship and a Western aesthetic in such a way that it appears timeless. The General Study Table features a unique resin that replicates ivory inlay. It exhibits a contemporary twist to the playfully geometric designs of traditional bone marquetry. The General has been meticulously crafted by Scarlet Splendour’s artisans using locally sourced materials and pigments.

With the General, Scarlet Splendour pays homage to Indian culture by elevating indigenous art and taking it to the world. For this study table, Matteo Cibic has taken age-old Indian styles and seamlessly blended them with unexpected Italian design. Moreover, the General Study Table was selected as one of the best-designed products of the century by famous furniture design magazine Metropolis.

The Homework Tale by Nika Zupanc

HOMEWORK TABLE BY NIKA ZUPANC FOR ROSSANA ORLANDI

Where can all the evidence of dangerous liaisons be stashed? Well, in the pocket of course, and what fabulous pockets they are. This monolith business meaning table can elegantly unhook and open up like a true pulp-fiction novel, letting out a fan construction of pleated textile. This is where you can keep all your bits and bobs and paperwork of exceptional importance like bills and, well, dirty words hidden under the harmlessly looking surface.

The Homework Tale by Nika Zupanc is bold yet elegant

Designed by Nika Zupanc, this one-of-a-kind desk is made of beech, metal, paper, polypropylene, ultrapas and wood. Only a limited edition of 16 pieces of the Homework Table are available. The gleaming Homework Table showcases Nika Zupanc’s attention to detail and functions as a sleek yet spacious desk. This table is an epitome of contrasts—it is bold yet elegant, it is opulent, while still being highly functional.

The striking Venezia Rialto Writing Desk by Morici

VENEZIA RIALTO WRITING DESK BY MORICI

Raise the interior decor of your home workstation with the Venezia Rialto Writing Desk by Morici. Effortlessly enriching any modern interior—a conference room, office, and home study, this sculptural piece will create a timeless and elegant focal point. Entirely crafted of wood veneered with an inlay work of strong geometric value, lacquered with a rainbow palette and polished and brushed by hand, it features two practical drawers lined with black Alcantara.

The Venezia Rialto Writing Desk by Morici is handcrafted

This Italian desk is a fantastical, handcrafted piece of furniture, which is a poetic union of vibrancy, luxury and utility. Intended to add amusement and excitement into the ordinary, the Venezia Rialto Writing Deskwill instantly put a smile on your face. Embellished using the finest materials, this desk is defined by an aesthetic, which is elegant and minimalistic at the same time. This study table is available in a spectrum of colours.

The General Oro Study Table is a chic desk made of brass

THE GENERAL ORO STUDY TABLE BY MATTEO CIBIC AND SCARLET SPLENDOUR

The General Oro Study Table’s goal is to elevate your boring work from home setup with inspiring design! Designed by Matteo Cibic for Scarlet Splendour, the General Oro is a chic study table in brass, with an extendable writing top and small details, reminiscent of a traditional desk. This glistening gold study table is a celebration of age-old regal desks.

Like most Indian crafts, metalworking is a time-honored tradition, passed down from one generation to the next. Scarlet Splendour has given a new lease of life to the ancient art of Indian metalworking by translating it into this magnificent craft-intensive study table with universal aesthetics. With this furniture piece, the brand continues to design inventive and thought-provoking pieces that are deeply rooted in Indian heritage. The General Oro Study Table is areal expression of exclusivity and highly valuable craftsmanship.

The 3 Minus 1 Desk by Richard Hutten aims to stun the viewer
Image courtesy of Pamono & Roomservice Design

3 MINUS 1 DESK BY RICHARD HUTTEN AND PAMONO

Dutch designer Richard Hutten designed the 3 Minus 1 Desk in 1996. The designer meant for the piece to look as simple and streamlined as possible, almost as though drawn on paper with one sweeping line. Richard Hutten’s design was presented the De Stijlprijs award in 1997, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This particular example dates back to 2002.

The 3 Minus 1 Desk by highly visual, sleek and utilitarian
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The 3 Minus 1 Desk by Richard Hutten aims to stun the viewer in the vast desert of mundane design. The desk is highly visual, sleek and utilitarian. By raising the drawers, they are easily accessible sitting or standing. This also creates a second surface on a higher level, making it easy to write standing for example. The wooden 3 Minus 1 Desk is classical and modern, whimsical and serious, and functional and dramatic.

The exquisite Lalita Desk by Antes Design

LALITA DESK BY ANTES DESIGN

Exuding industrial sophistication and modern minimalism, this desk will be a superb addition to a contemporary study or living room. Its metal base is made with interlocking tubular elements that were laser-cut. The same metal adorns the back of the top, enlivened with a floral pattern finished by hand. The light brass finish of the metal adds a warm glow to this piece, complementing the wood finished with a fabric-like effect. An open compartment flanked by two drawers completes the piece.

The Lalita Desk displays intricate details

The exquisite Lalita Desk is a wooden desk with fabric-effect wood.It is available in multiple colours with different patterns for the inside and outside. The metal parts of this study table are finished with a satin-finish light brass effect. The Lalita Desk displays intricate details and is made of the finest materials.

Der Vorstand is a unique study table by Nils Holger Moormann
Image courtesy Nils Holger Moormann

DER VORSTAND BY NILS HOLGER MOORMANN

Der Vorstand creates space when you need it and frees up space where you need it. Closed, the stature of a slender wall cabinet, Der Vorstand unfolds with a single pull into a multifunctional think tank. The foldout ceiling creates a sense of space; it affords light and connects the essentials. In keeping with the trusted Moormann ordering principle, everything has its place—from your pen to the books and the binders.

Der Vorstand is a slender cabinet that easily transforms into a functional study table
Image courtesy Nils Holger Moormann

Furthermore, a curtain can be added to the side, and the illumination of the ceiling and workspace can be adjusted to your personal preferences.This unique desk is about thinking big, outside the box. Surfaces and materials are reduced to the basics—solid ash wood and light beige linoleum where hands and eyes rest or work in concentration, and black surfaces and quiet restraint where nothing should distract you.

PARIS BUREAU WRITING TABLE BY SCARLET SPLENDOUR AND MATTEO

Der Vorstand creates space when you need it and frees up space where you need it. Closed, the stature of a slender wall cabinet, Der Vorstand unfolds with a single pull into a multifunctional think tank. The foldout ceiling creates a sense of space; it affords light and connects the essentials. In keeping with the trusted Moormann ordering principle, everything has its place—from your pen to the books and the binders. CIBICMatteo Cibic collaborated with Scarlet Splendour to launch thestunning Paris Bureau Writing Table. This striking console is available in five different colour combinations. The range includes the Paris Bureau Bordeaux Writing Table, Paris Bureau Grigio Writing Table, Paris Bureau Nube Writing Table, Paris Bureau Rosso Writing Table and the Paris Bureau Console/Writing Table. These spectacular consoles feature two spacious drawers and a sleek form.

The Paris Bureau Writing Table exhibits a distinctive resin that duplicates ivory inlay. The desk is a modern interpretation of the age-old bone marquetry. This console exudes an international appeal, while celebrating Indian craftsmanship. While this chic writing table has a sleek form, it is still highly functional. This table exhibits Scarlet Splendour’s attention to detail and distinctive artistry, and is perfect for a variety of spaces. The Paris Bureau Writing Table channels timeless glamour and can be used as a desk or a console.