The Scribe Desk by Alivar

Although not given enough credit, the desk is a vital piece of furniture. Its design and arrangement of items channel the user’s personality, leading to much cultural analysis about how one’s workspace is a reflection of one’s character. Here, our picks of contemporary leather-finished desks that are both sophisticated and practical, worthy of taking pride of place in any study or home office.

The Ion Desk

Designed by architect and designer Chi Wing Lo, the Ion desk by Giorgetti draws inspiration from a classic architectural element: the Ionic column. The Ion desk is crafted with Canaletto walnut wood and saddle leather, and has rounded corners that mirror the symmetrical volutes at the top of the column. Its slim frame and elegant proportions make for a beautiful statement piece.

From Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street


The Scribe

Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, the Scribe is a multifunctional piece that can double as a vanity. The hide-upholstered table top makes it a textural joy to work off. It comes with a hanging tray to store stationery or accessories, a mirror, and a storage compartment integrated into the table top. Available in painted oak or walnut. The desk from contemporary Italian furniture maker Alivar was showcased at Salone del Mobile 2018.

From Xtra, 6 Raffles Blvd, 02-48.


Linus Writing Desk

The Linus writing desk by Italian brand Potocco features a clean, lean silhouette. The table features matt lacquered beech wood and is luxuriously finished in hide leather. Designed by Stephan Veit, the Linus has a flat drawer embedded into the table top to maximise storage space, as well as visible drawers for stowing away smaller items.

From The Beuro, #03-10, Tan Boon Liat Building

Naver Collection AK 1340

Designed by award-winning cabinet makers Ebbe Gehl & Søren Nissen, the Naver Collection AK 1340 writing desk is available in ask, walnut, oak, or elm. It’s clean, Nordic aesthetic features let it sit stylishly in most contemporary homes; while slots for hidden electrical wiring mean that it doesn’t just have to be a desk for writing.

From Danish Design, #06-03 Century Warehouse, 100E Pasir Panjang Road.


Exedra Writing Desk

Designed by Leon Krier for Giorgetti, the Exedra Writing Desk is a powerful statement in any office. Made of wood fibre boards, plywood, and veneered and polished pau ferro (also known as Brazilian ironwood), the desk comes with a chests of drawers that are equipped with a mechanical lock; with saddle leather lining the drawers.

From Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street







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