Bonheur du Jour: Writing Desks

Bonheur du Jour: Writing Desks

Sarah Coffey
Jan 4, 2008
The Bonhuer du Jour was the eighteenth century's version of small space style. Literally translated as "daytime delight," it was a small ladies' writing desk that became popular in France in the mid-1700s. The lightweight design had storage compartments built along the top back part of the desk (as shown in this Louis XV reproduction from DecoFinder). The slim lines have inspired many contemporary designers. Click below for some more recent takes on the Bonhuer du Jour...

Clockwise:Eric Pfeiffer Offi Window Desk, $700 at Design Public • George Nelson Swag Leg Desk, $1,799 at DWR • Michael Young Writing Desk, $9,790 at Matter • Eric Pfeiffer Offi Wave Desk, $599 at Vivavi
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