Best home office furniture selected by Wallpaper*
Name: Akira bureau
Designer: Mathias Hahn, for Schönbuch
Price: from €2,950
The Akira home office desk by Mathias Hahn for Schönbuch is a bold piece of furniture that is both a functional workstation and peaceful retreat. The compact surface can be extended to maximise deskspace, and the bureau includes storage compartments that can fit a laptop and notebooks, as well as a smaller case to fit pens and other smaller items. The desk is a sculptural statement piece whose elegant design is enhanced by the rich palette of matt painted finishes, which can also be customised to create bold, contrasting colour compositions.
Name: Vipp Chair
Price: from £779
Danish furniture company Vipp unveiled a new model of its classic chair. Featuring a new polished aluminium frame, sand-coloured leather upholstery and a swivel option, the Vipp Chair returns with a new look ready for the home office. ‘The combination of polished aluminium and leather in a nude colour offers a raw aesthetic expression with a nod to our long history of using pure and genuine materials in our product designs,’ comments Morten Bo Jensen, Vipp’s Chief Designer.
Name: Revolving Cabinet
Designer: Shiro Kuramata for Cappellini, available from Wallpaper*STORE (opens in new tab)
Light and innovative, Shiro Kuramata’s ‘Revolving Cabinet’ for Cappellini is equal parts functional office storage and a sculptural addition to your home study. Cut from a striking glossy red acrylic plastic material, the unit features a series of 20 revolving drawers around a central metal stand for a memorable and effective storage solution for your home office.
Name: ‘Travel’ desk set
Designer: Pineider, available from Wallpaper*STORE (opens in new tab)
Ideal for a flexible home workstation, Pineider’s 1949 collection brings together a series of timeless desk accessories where lightness and functionality feature as key principles. Encompassing 14 nibs, a dip pen, a black ink well, a leather notebook, 14 black pencils, 25 Pineider plain, format 9 deckle-edged water-cut cards, 25 sheets of laid, Pineider watermarked, deckle-edged water cut A4 writing paper, 25 sheets of laid, Pineider watermarked, deckle-edged water cut writing A5 paper, and blind embossed Pineider envelopes, the set features all the components needed for a healthy and practical desk. Covered in smooth black calfskin and constructed with a cherrywood frame, the box is accented with exclusive chrome details for a high quality finish.
Name: ‘Fred’ desk
Designer: Roberto Lazzeroni, for Poltrona Frau, available from Wallpaper*STORE (opens in new tab)
Step up your home office game with this classically sleek desk. Dominated by a visually pleasing continuous saddle leather surface, Roberto Lazzeroni’s ‘Fred’ desk for Poltrona Frau presents a new play on geometries. Graphic decoration, introduced by way of delicate hand-produced incisions and cold markings, introduces a touch of complexity to this otherwise clean and simple desk that makes an ideal companion for the brand’s ‘Ginger’ chair in office spaces. Composed from a solid ash base and a curved single piece of 4mm-thick saddle leather, ‘Fred’ is completed with a soft-closing drawer and metal accessories with a gunmetal grey galvanic treatment and protective varnish.
Name: ‘Grand Slam’ chair
Designer: Alex Gufler, for TON
Part of a new collection created for Czech bentwood furniture specialist TON, Alex Gufler’s ‘Grand Slam’ chair is a showcase of the company’s art. With a bent-plywood backrest and a cleverly curved plywood seat on a beech base, the chair is also conveniently stackable and so takes up little space even if you have a few. If you can’t choose between the options – sober as well as pastel hues, with or without varying degrees of upholstery – order a pile.
Name: ‘w203 ilumina’ light
Designer: Ilse Crawford, for Wästberg
Price: from £505
Ilse Crawford’s irresistible new take on the classic library lamp for Swedish lighting specialist Wästberg is perfect for our study. The simple, mushroom-like shade reflects light from the hidden LED source downwards, for effective but subtle illumination of the work surface. A dimmer function allows users to set a more ambient glow. The lamp, a neat 30.5cm tall, is available in solid high-gloss copper, brushed aluminium (pictured), and a soft white finish.
Name: ‘Terrazzo’ desk
Designer: Nicola Bonriposi, for Potocco
Known for combining creative innovation with artisanal tradition, Italian furniture company Potocco has worked with designer Nicola Bonriposi to realise this new desk. Characterised by a delicate silhouette and refined details, ‘Terrazzo’ is an ode to minimalism and elegance. The slender metal structure is all restraint, while a leather desktop adds a luxurious touch, and an upright back partly encloses the workspace and keeps stationery from falling off. Touches of burnished brass complete the design.
Name: ‘Aaron’ stool
Designer: Pio&TitoToso, for Lapalma
Price: on request
Inspired by the desire to make life easier, the architect-and-designer brothers behind Italian studio Pio&TitoToso have created this multitasking stool that balances comfort and functionality. As well as a pared-back pew, it provides users with a convenient side table. Just the job for visitors dropping by the home office. Available in two sizes, the metal stool is finished with leather upholstery.