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 Fred desk from Poltrona Frau, a heritage brand known for its leather furniture, is both structured and organic in form. The leather writing surface curves downward without any internal support, to form a discreet storage space. Its legs and soft-close drawer are made with solid ash wood.