Padded interior laptop compartment, and document compartment with several organizing pockets. Polyurethane resin-treated fabric provides strength and water protection. 14" x 11" x 3.75".
- Pros: The Enchord packs a double whammy—it’s both the biggest and most flexible desk we reviewed. There’s no defined front or back, so it can float in the middle of a room, with people working on both sides. The lower surface hides wires and papers and juts out an additional 14 inches: the ideal place to prop a printer or break for snacks.Cons: Its strength is also its weakness: You need a lot of square footage to fit this bad boy into your life. And if you push it against a wall you lose half your storage since there’s a center divider running through the interior.
Caroline Gomez’s range of unfussy furniture pieces keeps a tight focus on natural materials: wood, ceramic, leather, and cloth. The beech Contre collection (French for “against”) does just that: leans on a wall, requiring only two legs for support instead of four.