A bed that transforms into a desk, an elegant dressing table wired to charge your electronics, a multimedia system designed to show off your treasures and keep you plugged in to the latest technology — these are just a few of the innovative designs at the forefront of modern living. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from the world’s most popular designer brands to give you a look at the ways you can create a home office space that not only steps up your professional game but also enhances the beauty and functionality of your home.
A traditional wooden desk becomes a modern workstation, reinterpreting the theme of a secretaire by enclosing the cabinet in elegant, contemporary glass. Imagining a desk as “a showcase in an empty office,” designer Michele De Lucchi has created an intimate workspace at once intimate and public: “an area in which you set out all your implements, your working tools, a keepsake or two, objects you are fond of.”
Secretary, desk, home office, or sideboard — the Magic Desk transforms to fill whatever you need you have, with charm, style, and function. When closed, the desk resembles a sleek, elegant sideboard. With the push of a tiny indented button, a precisely crafted stainless steel hinge expands the writing surface and reveals two stainless steel drawers, creating a stylish secretary. With precision planning down to the smallest detail, Magic Desk is a pleasure to use and to look at. The finest materials and craftsmanship have ensured the highest level of comfort and ease using the sliding, folding, and locking mechanisms, while hidden cable management keeps wires running invisibly through the hand-polished stainless steel frame.
In addition to being electrically height-adjustable, Yomei’s S100 luxuriously professional desk features an elegant design and numerous technically sophisticated details. Designed by Siegfried Schelbach, the S100 is handcrafted in solid walnut or maple, with leather and micro leather surfaces and a metal structure available in a range of finishes to enhance any setting.
Pioneers in the art of transformable furniture, Clei’s Poppi + Desk is a transforming system with a foldaway single or intermediate bed and flap desk with folding legs. An ingeniously crafted fold-down opening mechanism makes changing spaces a breeze. Available in a wide variety of materials, finishes, and textiles, to add style and functionality to any space.
Originally conceived for advanced work environments, the Touch Down Unit designed by Studio Klass for Unifor has been reimagined for the home as part of the Molteni&C collection. Enhanced with a series of new finishes for home environments, the unit has been reinterpreted as a discreet, autonomous workstation, “an object designed to meet individual requirements which changes and comes to life as a space for your personal items.” Ergonomically and technologically advanced, this sleek and smart workspace is a winning combination of form and function.
A living-room system designed for contemporary homes, the original Pass-Word bookshelves and multimedia combination has evolved to meet today’s multifunctional domestic spaces. In this new design, entertainment systems and home workspaces coexist beautifully with books and objects on display. A new vertical open unit has been added and the thick top, available in marble, wood, or lacquer, has been fitted with built-in wiring designed to conceal all connections for both multimedia and home office equipment. The tops can be fitted with a concealed LED lighting system to diffuse indirect light, creating a warm and inviting ambiance.
Simple elegance and smart technology meet in Dafto, a modern dressing table featuring an ingenious cable management function built into the back. The top, of solid ash covered in leather, is supported by a minimalist Bronzoro metal frame. Two storage drawers feature handles covered in leather and interior bottoms lined with microfiber. A matching stool, storage boxes, and adjustable mirror are available from the same collection.
An “extremely linear desk,” Fju is a practical, foldable workspace that can be closed to free up space whenever it’s needed. The simple hanging shelf and matching storage unit are crafted of wood and are available in natural oak, charcoal-dyed oak, and Stone Oak® finishes.
Simple yet sumptuous, this handsome writing desk features a structure of powder-coated tubular steel with feet and cylindrical fixing details in a bronzed brass finish. The top and shoulder are thin plate, with a soft polyurethane foam pad insert covered in hide-leather, available in a range of fashionable colors and strikingly finished at the edges with stitched seams.