Office for most of us these days is either walking into the next room, or a corner of the living room, or the desk close to our bed. Working from home is the new normal, and the home office is where we spend most of our time. Reason enough to dress-up and equip them with some inspiring, beautiful and practical items. To help, we rounded up ten home office products — furniture, furnishings, accessories and lamps — to ensure you work in style.
Tama from Walter Knoll
The desk is where all the action happens, and it has to be functional and also make a statement at the same time. We recommend the Tama from Walter Knoll (available with Plusch), a desk which is elegant and creative. The desk celebrates wood and craftsmanship, and features a sensually curved desk top and bronze blade legs. Tama’s rounded edge is finished in veneer, while the lower top is painted in textured bronze. The two drawers in this sculptural desk have soft closing features, to be opened through hidden handles. The front drawer is equipped with mirrors and offers several storage areas. Optionally, an additional inner drawer can be installed. A discreet USB power port is also fitted under the shelf.
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Dannerville from Ashley Furniture Homestore
The five tiered Dannerville bookcase would give a classic look to your home office. With its antique black finish, plank-effect styling and charming turned details, it will elevate the look and feel of the room. The product is crafted from veneer, wood and engineered wood. It is exclusively available with Dash Square in India.
Moss Sofa from COR
Some time out between calls, or a respite from your laptop or computer is a must. Introduce the casual, cosy and down-to-earth Moss Sofa in your home office, and simply sink-in and enjoy its warmth and softness. With sofas in three widths and nine sofa elements, and an additional footstool, a variety of seating landscapes can be configured. Moss floats on delicate metal feet just above the floor. The product is exclusively available with lifestyle store, Plusch, in India.
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Genius from Giorgetti
The most important piece of furniture for any office is the chair. For long hours of work, the comfort of a chair is supreme — and Genius from Giorgetti (available with Source Unlimited) ticks all the boxes. The back of the chair is constructed in profiled steel, the seat uses poplar plywood, and the padding is in flexible cold-foamed polyurethane covered with fibre. One can choose from fabric or leather in upholstery — the external side in leather, and the internal one in fabric or leather. Genius is an armchair with a gas-operated spring and tilting system, and can be adjusted in height. It is available in two versions, executive and guest.
Crazy Paper from Momenti
Crazy Paper from Momenti is truly revolutionary — adorn it on the walls, or use it on the cabinets or shelves or even chairs and sofas to give them a new lease of life. The product is durable, hygienic and nontoxic as it is produced with special, really thin glass fibre yarns, obtained by a 1400°C melting process. The Crazy Paper fabric is sturdy, and is resistant to shocks, tears, abrasions, detergents and disinfectants. There are innumerable design options available in Crazy Paper, and customisation is also an option. This wonderful collection from Momenti is available with New Delhi-based Ottimo in India.
Most Illustrious from Bosa
Deck up your desks with the extraordinary — Most Illustrious — collection which is a tribute and a token of appreciation to Italian design masters. These three-dimensional ceramic figurines are finely decorated with coloured enamels. The totem objects of the series combine the essential traits of the designers and their works which made them famous in the world. Created by designer Elena Salmistraro for Bosa, Most Illustrious pays tribute to design masters: Achille Castiglioni, Riccardo Dalisi, Michele De Lucchi and Alessandro Mendini. The collection is available with Sources Unlimited.
Folia from Saint Louis
Lamps enhance the look and mood of any space, and it is an important addition to your home office. On the desk or the floor, the beautiful Folia collection from Saint Louis (available at Emery Studio) would make a wonderful impression. Folia is a tribute to the leaves of the Moselle forest which surrounds the Saint-Louis manufacturing facility. A contemporary vision of nature, the lamps combine the radiance of crystal with the strength of ash wood. The Folia collection offers two table lamp models: in shimmering satin-finish crystal and light or dark ash wood.
Aqua Rustic Ceramic Vase and Aria Trinket Box from Ellementry
The work desk should be neat, clean, functional… and beautiful. Add freshness to your work desk with this Aqua Rustic Ceramic Vase (small) which has a minimal shape and a rustic colour palette. Place your stationery in the ceramic Aria Trinket Box (set of two) which displays hand-painted eucalyptus leaves on its lid.
Amazonia, Mayumbe and Tanjung from Baobab
Scented candles have the ability to relax your mind, and thereby increase productivity. Available with Sources Unlimited in India, brand Baobab has a heavenly line-up of candles which not only smell good, but are equally gorgeous in appearance. The Amazonia scented candle has a hand-blown opaline glass in which turquoise, blue and brown glass confetti is inserted. Each glass is unique, as the colour is embedded into the glass in a random fashion. Recalling the vibrant colours of the forest that it represents, its fragrance of bergamot, green tea and Atlas cedar, will take you into a vegetal freshness full of mystery.
The Tanjung scented candle lies in an opaline glass hand-blown by glass craftsmen. Multiple colours are sprinkled throughout the glass, recalling the tones of the mysterious landscapes of Indonesia. The candle’s woody fragrance with notes of cedar and galbanum will transport you to the freshness of the tropical forest, populated by extraordinary fauna. The Mayumbe scented candle is enclosed in hand-blown glass featuring colours ranging from duck blue to saffron yellow. Its perfume, with notes of black pepper and galbanum, takes one to the magic of African high plateaus.
Deco Noir and Garland from L’Objet
Memories captured on a photo are personal touches you add to a desk; and the right frame to display them makes a big difference. We recommend the Deco Noir and Garland frames from L’Objet, available with Emery Studio. While Deco Noir is meticulously handcrafted with noire platinum plating and white Swarovski crystals; Garland has handmade 24 karat gold plating with yellow Swarovski crystals or platinum plating with white Swarovski crystals.