These desks will work for you, and they’re available right here Toronto
From mid-century to wholly modern, these desks meet the work-from-home moment, whether you have space for an expansive, boardroom-filling work table or just an alcove-sized surface. Even better, despite hailing from all over the world, these manufacturers are represented by retailers right here in Toronto.
Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl pared the writer’s desk down to its simplest form with this elegantly-proportioned classic. Choose from walnut, teak or oak for the frames and matching leg accents. Three letter trays are painted in a warm palette inspired by poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s influential colour wheel representation of complementary colours. See it here.
Jaime Hayon envisioned this desk for multi-taskers who are always balancing a range of projects. Suspended on a stainless-steel frame, its two surfaces keep paperwork separated while evoking the kinetic energy of an Alexander Calder mobile. It’s paired here with Hayon’s sinuous Catch chair in purple wool-blend upholstery with black oak legs. See it here.
Gus Modern’s walnut wonder includes drawers for file folders, accessories and snack-break treats. Stainless steel legs and aluminum handles give the mid-century-inspired design some contemporary flair. See it here.
Named after Apple’s home-town in California, this white-lacquered wood desk is fittingly tech friendly – built-in cable compartments hide unsightly power cords. The oak veneer–finish accents provide simple contrast. See it here.
Behind its louvred panelling, this Nathan Yong-designed desk, available in oak and walnut, features a deceptive amount of storage, including a trio of drawers on the front and back panel that opens up on the reverse. Plus, a concealed cable management system will keep the whole thing looking trim and tidy. See it here.