My Writing Desk, designed by Inesa Malafe for EMCO

11 Desirable Home Office Writing Desks

The New Way of Working: Today, work is, apart from the office, done from home, restaurant, car... – in one word, from any place, so the work only from the office is long forgotten. The number of people who chose the “home office” increases on a daily basis.

To the increased need for work at home, the producers came up with a furniture named home office, which appear in the following basic types:

  • Home office writing desks
  • Secretary
  • Home office cabinets
  • Laptop stands
  • Console tables

At home conditions, elements of furniture with other basic purpose can also be used for work. They have undergone certain changes and have acquired new characteristics to meet the needs of a modern user.

I will present you my choice of desirable Home office writing desks. Each desk will help in showing their most significant characteristics , and not in fully presenting each chosen desk.

Characteristics

Bulky writing desks are “out” of fashion and from use. They have been replaced by desks of harmonious dimensions, primarily functional and flexible. A well-chosen writing desk should enable a proper ergonomic position of the user during the work, with the support of the elements of information technology (desktop, laptop and other desk accessories) without which the work in modern conditions is unimaginable.

Functionality: The introduction of new working tools has led to a change in the characteristics of desks.

Sol design Ufficio,designed by  Tecnico for Team 7
Sol design Ufficio,designed by Tecnico for Team 7
Sol design Ufficio,designed by  Tecnico for Team 7
Sol design Ufficio,designed by Tecnico for Team 7

Sol Home office completely provides working conditions in modern way. Part of its work surface is pulled out and in that way it “increases its size”. Also, there is a built-in lighting, extra space for sundries, adjustable height, USB connection and Qi charging technology which provide power to various devices. Production quality is on the high level whether it is solid wood, leather or other applied material. Sol is to be recommended, as it can fulfill other functions in a house aside from work (for example dresser).

Portable atelier desk, designed by   Philippe Nigro for Driade
Portable atelier desk, designed by Philippe Nigro for Driade
Portable atelier desk, designed by   Philippe Nigro for Driade
Portable atelier desk, designed by Philippe Nigro for Driade

With the help of swift changes in the IT sector, computer equipment becomes smaller and smaller, respectively it changes its dimension apart from its technical performance. Thus, Portable atelier desk (110cm in dimension) is sufficient for the placement of tools necessary for work. It is distinguished from other desks by a folding top in birch plywood and oak veneer, with storage area underneath. Distribution of cables is through matt black painted steel structure with cable flap. This table is appropriate for: living room, bedroom, but also for the office. It reminds of a “classic” office writing desk, while it is not that at all.

Flexibility: a workplace should provide that the working conditions can optionally transform quickly and in a simple way depending on the user’s needs.

My Writing Desk, designed by Inesa Malafe for EMCO
My Writing Desk, designed by Inesa Malafej for EMKO
My Writing Desk, designed by Inesa MalafeJ for EMCO
My Writing Desk, designed by Inesa Malafej for EMKO

Elegant and flexible laminate “wings” are additional elements of the My Writing Desk and are its recognition mark. They can be arranged according to current needs of the user. With these accessories, the size of the desktop is increased, and the functional characteristics of the desk are enhanced. The accessories are used for storing sundries, folders, papers, headphones or for hanging a bag or backpack. With this solution the main goal is achieved: to provide comfort for the user, but also order at the workspace. Two drawers are used for storing laptop or other working tools.

With a skillful combination and the disposition of colours of the finish, this desk becomes more attractive. The desk dimensions, two of which are available, should be chosen depending on available space.

 

Arne, Designe by Antonio Citterio for B&B
Arne, Designe by Antonio Citterio for B&B

Arne desk is a part of furniture program, so it is possible to mutually combine the elements and to create desired configurations. One of more interesting dispositions, especially for the living room is a workplace as additional sofa-back function. The desk consists of an elegant, thin metal structure and curved wood panels. Thanks to the modularity of elements, the desk is flexible and enables the realization of harmonic compositions of the workplace, as well as storage space.

Components, functional accessories: Additional elements and components enhance the functionality and personalization of desks.

Strata, designed by Karim Rashid for Tonelli design
Strata, designed by Karim Rashid for Tonelli design

Lower, solid keyboard drawer of Strata desk is pulled out as the user wishes. It is solid and white, thus represents a contrast to other glass elements. This desk is intended for lovers of glass furniture and it is suitable for fitting into space with the existing elements of the furniture.

REWRITE, Designed by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
REWRITE, Designed by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
REWRITE, Designed by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
REWRITE, Designed by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

Rewrite desk is for users who wish to have privacy during their work or during entertainment and surfing in home environment. In this case, one seemingly “ordinary” writing desk made from solid walnut and walnut veneered MDF of harmonious dimensions with an addition of shell partition becomes very attractive. If added that partition is adequately insulated, it is certain that this product provides comfort during work. The shell in various colors gives the product a fun note, but also the possibility of fitting into space.

Chest in white lacquered steel take transformers and cables, located beneath the top and enables Rewrite to be suitable for the new way of work .

Distribution elements: Next to each desk in the workplace, a multitude of cables often appears, so it is necessary to arrange their lines in horizontal or vertical sense. For this purpose, desk elements are often used.

 

Pegasus, designed by IF Group / Tilla Goldberg for ClassiCon
Pegasus, designed by IF Group / Tilla Goldberg for ClassiCon

 

Pegasus, designed by IF Group / Tilla Goldberg for ClassiCon
Pegasus, designed by IF Group / Tilla Goldberg for ClassiCon

Pegasus Home Desk has an ingenious solution in accessing small storage under the work surface by table top being rolled or folded upward. The passage of cables in the horizontal sense is done at this level of the table. Coverings on the legs of the desk are with stitching characteristic for leather processing, and the leather on top surface is perforated for ventilation. Elegant and functional desk has an exceptional quality of detail production of all applied materials of the desk is shown: solid wood, leather.

Mobility: A writing desk intended for work at home can also be movable , so it changes its place according to wishes and needs, and some types also have the possibility of folding and storage.

 

MANTA / designed by Studio Kairos for Koleksiyon
MANTA / designed by Studio Kairos for Koleksiyon

Manta desk is with nice solid wood construction. Wheels at the ends of the legs provide mobility. Numerous modular accessories of Tuna partition system provide sound proofing, comfort and privacy in work. They are adaptable, possess numerous accessories, shelves, pockets for storage, as well as lighting to meet the needs of modern user.

Materials

Home office writing desks can be made from various materials or combinations of materials. Today, special attention is paid to the ecological characteristics of applied materials. Therefore, except quality, durability, the priority to the producers are the materials/products that do not pollute the environment in any phase of production, installation, and operation.

Soho, design Carlo Colombo, producer Galloti Radice
Soho, designed by  Carlo Colombo, by Galloti Radice

On the desk Soho (length 130cm) the attention is attracted by the contrast of applied materials and their colors. The dark parts are made from solid ash and the work surface from marble. Two drawers are located under the table top. The authenticity of the desk is achieved via combination of industrial production and craftsman skills, so the border part of the desk is especially likeable and specific. Elegant metal strip completes the whole product. The applied materials give the product elegance and show high quality of processing.

 

QuaDror 02 Design: Dror, 2015, producer HORM
QuaDror 02 Designed by: Dror for HORM

QuaDror 02 represents another solution for the lovers of glass furniture. A simple glass desk whose recognition is obtained through four identical elements in an “L” shape (in raw metal or oil stained ash wood) which intersect with each other. The result is an elegant and light table, capable of embellishing any environment by becoming its centerpiece.

 

Recipio '14 Designed by Antonio Citterio for Collection: Maxalto B&B
Recipio '14 Designed by Antonio Citterio for Collection: Maxalto B&B

Recipio desk under its work top has a drawer a little bit smaller dimensions from the table top itself. The opulence of offered colors (black, red and soya) enables easier fitting into existing surroundings. Interesting combination of materials: solid beach wood and leather (central part of work surface and the internal part of the drawer) makes it likeable and suitable for work from home.

If you yourself are in the process of choosing a Home writing desk, before making the final decision think about your needs in performing work activities and choose desks that provided answers to your needs. Also, think about the space in its totality and in which way you will fit the new piece of furniture into existing environment.