A Peek at the Creative Desks of Famously
Creative People

The late Yves Saint Laurent's trestle desk. Via Another Magazine

Creative minds work in mysterious ways. Some need perfect order and symmetry to prosper, others thrive in chaos and clutter. Whether it's design, fashion or science— imagination, and the proper space to cultivate it, is essential to them all. Here are the fascinating desks of eight famously creative people.

Graphic Designer Milton Glaser's Desk in 2009. Via From The Desk Of


Steve Jobs in his home office in 2004. Via Time


Alexander Wang's Soho office circa 2008. Via The Selby


Designer Paul Smith in his UK office. Via My Modern Met


Nate Berkus' office is housed in a former horse stable. Via Refinery 29


Jenna Lyon's office at J.Crew. Via Fast Company

I love how some of the desks clearly belong to certain people (YSL's simple elegant space seems very representative of his point of view), while others' desks are the opposite of what their design sensibilities might suggest (I wouldn't have guessed all those streamlined Apple products came from the clutter at Steve Jobs' desk).  

But, clean or messy, these eight certainly cultivated spaces that let them thrive and create. And, after all, that's what a desk is for. 


(Images:1.Another Magazine 2.From the Desk of 3.Time 4.The Selby 5.My Modern Met 6. Refinery29 7.Fast Company)