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Desks for sale at Vinterior

Desks are a vital aspect of contemporary workspaces, so if you work from home or have a study, a desk is likely to take the central focus of the room. As it’s where you’ll spend much of your day, it’s important that it’s a piece of furniture that you love to sit at. It should be well made, fit with your tastes aesthetically, and ergonomically designed to ensure you are comfortable.

There are so many different styles to choose from — and even more if you begin to look at vintage, bespoke and antique desks. At Vinterior, we have an extensive range of all three, so whether you’re after a slimline, wall mounted number or a giant, leather topped option, we’ve got you covered.

How to decide which antique desk is for you

Antique writing desks come in all shapes and sizes, from petite teak wall-mounted versions to fit straight into a mid century modern interior, to giant Edwardian ‘partners’ desks expressly designed to accommodate two people. The first thing to ask yourself is what you want from a desk. Does it need to be streamlined, fitting seamlessly into the corner of your sitting room, or even turning a hallway into a workspace? Or have you got an abundance of square footage to play with and a statement to make? These are vital questions which will undoubtedly influence what you seek. Secondly, what kind of desk is going to fit with your interior decor? If you have a sleek, Scandinavian theme at home, you’ll be pleased to know that post-war Scandinavian designers really excelled when it came to reimagining the humble desk, finishing it with beautiful simple lines and utilitarian detailing, with minimal drawers and refined finishes.

Vintage bureau desk

Or perhaps your house is crammed full of antiques, in which case only a delicately embellished bureau will do. If you don’t need — or have room for — a really big desk, these classic writing desks make a stylish choice, sliding neatly into the corner of a room and often featuring a lockable lid so it’s possible to hide away what you’re working on when it’s time to finish for the day.

If you want to make a big statement, an entire wall unit featuring an inbuilt desk could be the way to do it. The Ladderax system, designed by Christopher Heal in the 1960’s, is a fabulous example of this, and vintage versions are still found for sale today. Taking up as much — or little — of a wall as you like, Ladderax is a modular system that incorporates bookcases, chests of drawers, desks and display cabinets into one extraordinarily versatile piece of furniture. Available with additional corner units so it can encompass the entire room, the individual components can be moved around depending on your needs. It’s a great choice for homes with a 60’s vibe and families with a diverse set of needs.

If it’s an office space you’re kitting out, why not make the desk the star of the show? Perhaps you’d like to opt for a commanding walnut burr desk from the Art Deco era, replete with handy drawers and pigeon holes. Top it with a corresponding chrome reading lamp and complete the look to perfection.

How to find Vintage Desks

Finding good quality vintage and antique desks can be difficult if you’re not an expert yourself. That’s where Vinterior comes in — we feature over one thousand trusted sellers of antique, vintage, reclaimed and bespoke furniture.

So, what are you waiting for? Get browsing our listings today and find the perfect desk for your home.