August 21, 2013

Back to the Desk

It’s not difficult to find the right design from this collection of top-drawer desks available across the Lower Mainland.

With fall signalling a return to work, it’s also a clarion cry to hunt down a cool desk. For those of us studying, working from home or keeping on top of the bills know full well that an attractive desk can make those jobs far more appealing. Whether you gravitate to ones with fancy stainless-steel legs or extra drawers, hark back to the good old days of letter writing or forward to a world of cutting-edge technological gizmos, this range of office staples will have you pulling up a chair in no time. >>


Just your type

Luddites unite: The way type was stored in the printing age was the inspiration behind the new multi-drawer vintage Printer’s Modular desk. $1,054, at Pottery Barn,



Making a mark

This clean-lined Zorro desk makes its mark with its distinctive brushed stainless-steel frame. It’s also made from cherry veneer and MDF. $649, it also comes in white at Moe’s,



Front and back

So your desk isn’t going against the wall and will be seen from all sides? Local furniture hero Niels Bendtsen has solved the design conundrum with his Bensen line’s all-wood-top Homework Desk that – cleverly – looks the same from both of its main sides. From $1,595, at Inform Interiors,



Write on white

Designed by Matthew Weatherly, the top of this swish, white Format desk is made of wood and also can be paired with a mobile file pedestal and credenza. $1,795, at Industrial Revolution,



Good wood

Undoubtedly evoking the spirit of the West Coast, this Embassy desk is made from driftwood married with über-modern chrome. $598 at Muse & Merchant,



Shine on

This desk is all high gloss – from its white lacquer finish to its mirrored chrome-finish legs – while underneath it is designed with the added strength of MDF. $298 at Mobler Furniture,



Writer’s block

Designed by one of Vancouver’s most famous authors, Douglas Coupland’s escritoire for SwitzerCultCreative is a locally made showstopper. Sure, the name may evoke the romance of a quill-and-ink era but this luxurious writing desk (which also comes in a multicoloured “Paint Box” version) is all geared up for Generation Text. $9,315,


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