Good Questions: In Search of the Perfect Study Desk

Good Questions: In Search of the Perfect Study Desk

Anthony Nguyen
May 21, 2009

While this question was originally intended for AT, we figured our like-minded readers may help Liz in her search for the perfect study/occasional computing desk for her home office:

Hey all!

Liz here - just thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone knows of an excellent study desk to place in my home office. The thing is - it's completely open to the living room so I want something that's light in character, but sturdy and well-designed as well. Oh! And I'd like to use it for computing, so a small compartment to shove my laptop in would be kind of nice. Any tips?

Well, Liz, we're glad you're reaching out and as always, we're more than happy to help!

The above desk is one of our favorites from recent months; it's called the Yves writing desk, designed by husband and wife team of Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon. It's made from solid walnut with leather top and two drawers. The leather also comes in two flavors - the green you see above and a bespoke color (still trying to figure out what 'bespoke' looks like, though).

However, one of our favorite classic pieces is the Nelson Swag Leg Desk which sports that classical retro look that's been timeless throughout the years and should fit perfectly into any modern home office setting.

Any other favorites for Liz? Let her know in the comments!

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