We have always been supporters of the absence of boundaries between working time and private life. The massive presence of writing desks for the home office at Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone, due to the ever-growing request from the market, is a further confirmation that change in life and work styles concerns more and more brackets of users.
The small writing desk is the 2014 must-have for the home. Available in all styles to suit the personality and image of one’s house, but still more compact than the “ordinary” desk. Modern, terse, in bright colours or classic and most refined through the valuable wood and leather manufacturing and first-rate handcrafted details, which are the hallmark of the Made in Italy. A new typology of furniture that generates smart solutions, innovative and funny as well.
Text by Gabriele Masi.
1,2, Calligaris, Layers, design Gino Carollo, asymmetrical desk. Separate volumes that are independent of each other, each with its own specific function.
3, Calligaris, Match, design Gino Carollo,home office desk with solid ash wood structure and a top featuring lightly curved sides and rounded corners.
4, Frag, Twain, design Gordon Guillaumier, two-tier desk with leather upholstery and painted steel frame.
5, Molteni, Segreto, design Ron Gilad, the eclectic Israeli designer, has reinvented the classic “secretaire”, a triangular unit to suspend from a wall at any height, its bottom section opening up to reveal its secrets.
6, ClassiCon, Pegasus Home Desk, design Ippolito Fleitz Group/Tilla Goldberg, The thick bend-leather tabletop can be rolled or folded upward to access the iarranged compartments below for laptop, tablet PC, mobile phone, power supply or other accessories.
7, Valsecchi 1918, Oscar, design Giorgio Bonaguro. Desk in solid wood and soft leather, that combines an intentionally minimalist structure with an innovative leather underside , articulated in three soft curves of different sizes: informal pockets for sketches, magazines, tablets.
8, Adele C, Casablanca, design Baldessari e Baldessari, writing desk integrated with the structure of the sofa. The backrest is covered by fabrics laser cutted intersected in two different colours combination.
9, Campeggi, Home-Work, design Sakura Adachi, a sideboard which transforms into a writing desk. The middle part can slide out and functions as a chair. It’s a flexible and useful piece of furniture conceived for little spaces, to store, sit and work.
10, Campeggi, Tuttomio, design Emanuele Mangini, a little space, sheltered and private, to sit down comfortably, drawing, working, writing, thinking.
11, Campeggi, Deep Attention and Sleep,design Matali Crasset. A transition object: an intimate and embracing time-space to cultivate your own interests; whenever you need, the bottom of the space opens up, and, once set down to the floor, becomes a mattress.
12, Adentro, Cosimo Desk, design Marco Zanuso Jr; it is composed of a central MDF top with 2 storage drawers on each side. The desk is made of MDF red or orange glossy lacquered or noce Canaletto veneer ( (At The Design Junction exhibition in Palazzo Morando, Milan).
13, Mobica, Nomado, design Ballendat; a compact mobile fully equipped workplace; a stackable desk system with integrated shelves, storage compartments, electric outlets and task lighting; worktops can open on one or both sides (presented at Confession of Design Austria, Rotonda della Besana).
14, Bernotat & C, Doppeldecker, a working-dinning table that provides two levels: one for working and one for relaxing. When working time is over, just close the lid and hide all the clutter of work in an instant (presented at Fuorisalone Lambrate Ventura).
15, Ligne Roset, Rewrite, design Gamfratesi, a working “bubble” a kind of isolation area that can work as a satellite desk anywhere one can need concentration: open space offices, home or public spaces(presented at Urban Stories in Palazzo Litta, Milan).
16, Hermes, luxury home- desk presented inside the amazing set by Michele De Lucchi at Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan.
1, Fritz Hansen, Analog, design Jaime Hayon, presented at Brera District..
2, 3, Thonet, S 1200, by Thonet Design Team/Randolf Schott. Small and fine desk, beautiful and functional, it helps to save space.
4, Fiam Italia, Scribe, design Daniel Libeskind. Desk composed of two 12 mm curved glass bases and a glass top 12 mm thick, transparent or with frosted insertion. At Salone del Mobile Libeskind will sign a special limited edition.