For many of us, the work-from-home hybrid model is here to stay — and it’s time to make the best of it with the right furniture.
Admittedly, the past two years have been tough on our work-life balance. Quick pivots to work-from-home models as well as return-to-office mandates can leave us with whiplash at times — and adaptability is key in the face of so much uncertainty. One thing is certain, though: many workplaces have been forever changed by the advent of WFH, and the options for office workers — from fully remote to hybrid — are now nearly endless. What better time to lean into it, then? Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of local furniture stores to find the best work desks, task chairs, and lighting to beautify your home office space — no matter how much space you’re working with.
Located on Queen East, Augustus Jones brings a bold selection of contemporary European furniture from both historic brands and emerging manufacturers. Here, you’ll find a broad selection of high-efficiency — and high end — task chairs by Wegner, as well as some avant-garde desk/table design, such as Extendo’s Hammer H02, which can double as a single-person dining table. See our listing here.
Büro Klaus has always been a go-to destination for the latest in furniture trends. The eye-appealing showroom offers so much more than its Instagrammable couches. Its classic and contemporary design portfolio features furniture by some hospitality design heavyweights, the likes of Stellar Works, Moooi and Tom Dixon — rounded out by office and contract furniture brands such as COR, which makes the adorable, versatile drop pouf. See our listing here.
This Dundas East shop is well-known for its residential furnishings — but they’re a hidden gem for home office furniture, as well. From sculptural work desks to vintage-inspired bookcases, Mobilia has it all. They’ve even managed to make filing cabinets — famously not the most attractive of office essentials — into discrete and stylish statement pieces. It’s a yes from us. See our listing here.
For those who want to re-create something close to the office experience, NUA Office might be your best bet. Although they mostly service corporate firms and government agencies, they’re not above the occasional residential project. With brands such as AllSteel, HBF and Normann Copenhagen featuring heavily in their portfolio, NUA is a top destination for some of the leading office furniture options. See our listing here.
Yorkville’s Nirvana Home Collection houses contemporary furniture focused on ergonomics and small-space living. Desk lamps by Koncept and exclusive task and lounge chairs by Humanscale and Dutailier (this brand’s Technogel-filled seats provide unparalleled support and comfort) suit the needs of any workaholic — at this furniture store, you’ll also find home office classics, such as sit-stand desks and monitor arms. See our listing here.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out 4 Home Offices That We’d Love to Work From.