These desks will work for you, and they’re available right here Toronto
Even with light at the end of the lockdown tunnel, working from home – whether for just one day a week or straight through from Monday to Friday – will likely be a permanent feature of office work going forward. So if you haven’t upgraded your impromptu setup with something a little more lasting, consider one of the following desks to get you started.
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.
Made in Canada, Must’s Bureau Love brings French flair to the home office. Made of solid walnut with a mid-century inspired design, it adapts seamlessly to any room. See it here.
Crafted out of wood and aluminium, this work desk by Herman Miller is made to last. Featuring cork-lined drawers, cutouts for cords and cables, and slender drawers for paper organization, it’s also perfect for setting yourself up for working from home. See it here.
The wall-mounted Deskbox shelving and storage unit, by Arco, holds your items and can also extend into a small desk – perfect for small workspaces with minimal floor space. See it here.
System Ultra, by dk3, consists of wall-mounted rails, shelves and hangers in powder-coated steel. Designed in 1957, the space-saving system moves storage off the floor and onto the wall to create more space in a room. Available in multiple configurations and colours. See it here.