Nordic Chic: 7 Scandinavian-Style Desks for Your Home Office
Among the many interior design trends that have come our way in the past decade, Scandinavian design has proved to have a timeless appeal. The combination of uncomplicated forms, natural palettes, easy functionality and quality construction inspired by a historic craft culture is easy on the eye, and exudes an earthiness that makes for an inviting home.
With the work-from-home culture becoming a long-term arrangement, it is a good idea to invest in a desk that is aesthetically appealing as it is well formed—all hallmarks of Scandinavian design. Here, we introduce seven desks that will suit a variety of spaces and uses.
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1/7 &Tradition Palette desk by Jaime Hayon
Designed by Jaime Hayon, this desk’s lightweight structure and multi-tiered surfaces was inspired by American sculptor Alexander Calder’s kinetic mobiles. When not in use, its curvaceous form prettifies the corner of the room where it is placed.
Available at Make & Made
2/7 Fredericia Library desk by Børge Mogensen
Designed in 1958, the Library Table’s pure expressions reflect the iconic Danish designer’s meticulous design approach. The expandable function is useful for sprawling material and books, and looks equally elegant when the sides are down.
Available at Danish Design Co
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3/7 Sector wall shelf and table by Ferm Living
Available in two sizes, the Sector wall shelf and table frees up floor space. The design is a modern version of mid-century shelving units, whose modularity makes it versatile and future proof; add or remove shelves to the unit depending on the needs of your home office.
Available at Xtra
4/7 Vintage model 37 Danish bureau by Arne Wahl-Iversen
This all-in-one charming vintage bureau in Brazilian rosewood has a spectacular grain, a drop-down panel that doubles up as a working surface and plenty of storage. Designed in 1960, the slanted drawers offer additional comfort and ease of use.
Available at Noden
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5/7 Fritz Hansen Super Elliptical table by Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen
The Super Elliptical table from Fritz Hansen is ideal for those looking for a more feminine desk. Designed by Piet Hein, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen, it was inspired by Hein’s solution to a traffic problem in Stockholm with a super elliptical-shaped roundabout.
Available at W. Atelier
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6/7 BoConcept Cupertino desk
The Cupertino desk’s assortment of flip-up and set-in compartments keeps the worktop clutter-free when it's not in use. The reversible lids allow the user to vary the desk’s aesthetic while drillings enable neat cable management.
Available at BoConcept
7/7 Hay CPH190 desk by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, this moulded plywood desk features a split at the back of the table that conceals cables. The slanted rear piece acts as a supporting frame for the comfortable reading of books or documents.
Available at Grafunkt
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