I’m torn. I’m torn about this particular desk designed by Toby Howes for a client he states loves nostalgic ’50s–era furnishings. The Molly desk is a combination of a few different styles that is quite remarkable, no matter how you might feel about it at first sight. I do find the contrast between the exquisite burled maple and satin-looking walnut to be quite stunning. I’m even intrigued by the swooping lines of the molded wood frame. But all together with the horse track glass desktop, I’m having a very love hate relationship. What do you all think? Don’t be too swayed by this particular design. Mr. Howes has some amazing samples of stellar craftsmanship on his web site.
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Thanks to Maxwell at Apartment Therapy for pointing out yet another great find. It’s not like I’m surprised by his impeccable eye, but pleasantly relieved that we have access to his fantastic design sensibilities on a daily basis. The Scrittarello desk is a prime example of simple made efficient. Beech veneer plywood with white laminate hark the mid-century era of Charles and Ray Eames. Designed by Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni who was also responsible for the iconic Arco floor lamp, the Scrittarello is an appropriate choice for a home office in tight quarters. What I love most about the subtleties of this piece is the clever side shelves perfect for extra storage like paper, notebooks, a printer, anything that might clutter a desk when you most need the space.
The Scrittarello Desk is available through The Conran Shop for $1,995.