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Achille’s Heel – The Scrittarello Desk

The Scrittarello Desk designed by Achille Castiglioni

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.

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