A handmade desk is something you appreciate beyond its function. Skilled craftsmanship and quality materials can be spotted by connoisseurs a mile away. When you work hard, you want beautiful things to tell the story of your hard work. A unique handmade desk tells even more stories, like the one behind its fabrication.
The Crawford Desk is one of those handmade desks designed to beautify a space. Created by self-taught design duo behind Hellman-Chang, 32 year-old designers Eric Chang and Daniel Hellman, the handmade desk speaks about the way it was imagined to act more than a piece of furniture and become a conversation-starter. It tells its own story.
Imagine you have this contemporary office setting that needs an eye-candy focal point. This is where the uniqueness of a handmade desk comes in. The Crawford Desk steals the show with a combination of sophisticated desk design and handmade tenacity: “The sleek angles of the Crawford Desk meet with Hellman-Chang’s coved surfaces. The top and side panels float off each other for lighter presence while creating intersecting lines with their negative space. The Crawford Desk features low-profile beveled drawer faces, and can be paired with optional pull-out keyboard tray, top grommets, and a privacy panel as add-ons.”
And if you feel like an executive desk is more your cup of tea, then the Xie Executive Desk is a sleek alternative for the office you have in mind. Scroll down to see the executive desk design and let us know which one you like best, we’d love to know.
“The Xie Executive Desk creates a dramatic yet elegant statement for the office. Arching coved surfaces carry Hellman-Chang’s theme on the front drawers and on the back to allow for placement in the middle of the room. A floating oriental top provides lightened balance to the ample side storage units and pencil drawers. Additional options include inset leather top, pull-out computer tower storage, keyboard tray, grommets, and privacy panel.”(Information and photos received by email)
You can never have enough storage in the kitchen. If you lack cabinet space but have just enough room along an area of a wall, an armoire can serve as a wonderful pantry. Check out this great example from Decoholic. Alternatively, you could use the same idea as above, but for coffee instead. Ever Evolving Life 4-5 shows the complete transformation this armoire went through to become a cute little coffee bar.
The Componibili Storage Unit was designed in 1968 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. A design classic, it is on show at New York’s MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Functional, adaptable and smart, this hard-wearing and versatile unit has many uses around the home. Componibili units are stackable, available in round and square versions, varied sizes and several colors.