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A Desk of One’s Own

“The pandemic changed people’s working habits profoundly. At this stage, even though many of our clients are back to their offices, the time that people WFH is much longer than before,” says Alex Xie of Stelle, Lomont, Rouhani Architects.

 “Working space at home is more demanding; not necessarily a home office, but a multi-function room with desk surface, Peloton bike, and murphy bed that can support more at-home activity can also be ideal for WFH. And enclosed spaces enable people to have virtual meetings without disturbing others sharing the living space.”

A desk is the starting point. “We like desks that are modest and can blend in with the existing design easily. But that also depends on the clients’ needs; for instance, a more practical desk is preferred if the client has more than one monitor in the office,” says Xie.

Emmalyn Glass Desk by Etta Avenue Tempered glass tabletop above wood grained shelf. From $138.99 wayfair.com
Eames Desk The brightly colored Eames Desk (1952) includes a file drawer on the right and nylon glides that are easy on floors. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Available at DWR Southampton Studio. $2,295 designwithinreach.com
Risom Desk Clean oak frame topped with stain resistant leather. Designer Jens Risom originally dubbed this desk “the little one” for its scaled-down size. Available at DWR Southampton Studio. $1,995 to $2,295 designwithinreach.com
Linwood Lift Desk Top of desk lifts up to 39-1/2 to function as a standing desk; plus cord management on desktop. $1,799 frontgate.com
Duvall Glass Desk by AllModern Streamlined steel frame topped by tempered glass. From $144 wayfair.com
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