By Antonina Jedrzejczak for DETAILS.
You're already logging serious hours working from your home office, so why not turn it into one worth getting excited about? Up your style quotient--and your productivity--with these cool, classic furnishings and accessories.
Upgrade Your Accessories
1) Babylon Pen Cup ($20) by Lexon
2) Concrete Tape Dispenser ($20) by Areaware
3) Brutalist Stack Box ($70) by Chen Chen & Kai Williams
4) Kastor Pencil Sharpener ($65) by Alessi
5) Haus brass paperweight ($350) by Stillfried Wien
6) Stapler ($21) by Craft Design Technology
7) Copper Tube Radio and Clock ($189 each) by Leff Amsterdam
Keep It Classic
A British automotive designer invented the Anglepoise in 1931 (left) after being inspired by the joints and springs of a car's suspension. It has been the go-to task lamp ever since, with a slew of special editions over the years (Paul Smith was the most recent to guest-design for the brand). So while we're all for getting creative with lighting, sometimes a true classic is just that.
Invest in a Wastebasket You Dont Mind Seeing
Consider one like this hypermodern steel-wire model from the Danish design company Menu, available in a range of colors and metallic finishes. You might not want to toss your leftover linguine into it, but office-appropriate trash is fair game.
Buy a Desk You Can Get Behind
This contemporary Pac Desk from Arktura is made from a single sheet of steel and comes in a rainbow of colors. Yet it plays well with others, so don't be afraid to pair it with antiques.
Standing desks might be all the rage, but the dorky nineties designs and unsightly giraffelike legs make them a hard sell. One solution? Forgo the legs altogether with the sleek Segreto from Molteni&C (pictured top). It comes in walnut or eucalyptus and can be mounted at any height. When you're done, fold it up and forget your in-box for the night.
Crafted from walnut, oak, or ash, the minimalist Harold writing desk from De La Espada is a smart nod to old-school style that still offers plenty of storage space.
The trestle legs of BDi's Modica desk add a classic touch to a decidedly modern tabletop (which features a dedicated cubby for tucking away stray cables).
When It Comes to Your Desk Chair, Size Matters
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