384 Office Design Photos And Ideas - Page 6

The copper-covered volume extends from the first floor, where it contains coat and shoe storage.
Studio + Workshop Space
Studio Meeting Space
Inspired by modern Japanese minimalism, the walls of this two bedroom apartment was demolished and the space transformed into a studio with an “Engawa” – a space  between the indoor and outdoor areas often found in traditional Japanese architecture – which maximizes light penetration into the interior. Kevin’s home also has a working desk fitted with a retractable curtain for privacy.
A Paul McCobb reeded glass panel provides a contemplative backdrop for a walnut Knoll writing desk and Bertoia Side Chair.
The study has a fun, playful atmosphere thanks to a red Square Dining Chair from MAP, a Tempo wall clock by Naoto Fukasawa for Magis, and house sculpture also from David Band.
“The third floor was a brilliant second or rather third conversation that D’Arcy sketched out in minutes,” Waddell says of the playroom-office.
In the office, which is part of the addition, a collection of vintage posters hangs above a Cbox file cabinet and a table from Blu Dot used as a desk. The rug is a Photon.
Responding to restrictions set by local planning authorities, the architects lowered the library’s floor level to preserve its cathedral ceilings. “We try to work with problems, not against them,” Maynard says. “You now descend three steps into the studio and discover the desk at garden height, rather than above it.” The solution also allowed for the installation of built-in reading nooks.
Bright yellow and purple paints were used to add some vibrancy to the daughter’s desk area, one of the ways the architects tried to honor the personality of each inhabitant's space.
Sebastian's office is downstairs in a long, open space that doubles as a playroom.
Rice surfs the net at the built-in desk.
Buckner takes time out for the newspaper and a cup of tea in a lounge off of the couple’s bedroom. The bedroom, which sits within the cantilevered section of the house, was at one time a covered deck. The storage units are from a later renovation, but Buckner, who has expert knowledge of all of the original MHA homes, surmises that “something very similar” would have been in its place.
Amidst the vintage furnishings—including pieces by Hans Olsen, Paul McCobb, and Hans Wegner—Stevens works an array of musical gear.
In the den, Lara and Cal read a Hardy Boys mystery on the Flexform Groundpiece sofa by Antonio Citterio while Chris works in his "office." The cozy room where the family spends much of their time once housed the kitchen.
In the cheerily outfitted office, a Herman Miller Embody chair lets Shino stay comfortable on business calls that can last for hours.
Despite and orderly exterior appearance, the town home's upper floor plan is not strictly rectangular; it tessellates to create a wider and more livable space. The two front rooms act as an office and a guest room.
The library is accessed by a sliding wood door.
“At first we thought we might not need that much space, but then we started thinking long term. We look at this house as the home of our lifetime.” —Guido Chiavelli
Bishop is an avid record collector—Rolling Stones albums are a sought-after favorite—and he keeps his vinyl in the shelving unit ”1.1,” a reproduction of Arbel’s first completed work. The kids can often be found playing video games at the desk in the great room.
Jacobson lowers a panel of the CSS to expose a series of neatly-kept cubbyholes. The orange piece in the corner is a Lagardo Tackett design for Architectural Pottery.
A bentwood Robin Day chair keeps the Herman Miller classics company. Through the office’s door, nestled in the bamboo grove, is an outdoor shower, fashioned after those found in San Onofre, farther south.
New York designer/artist Huy Bui decorated his home with a mishmash of curios, from 19th-century burlap sacks found at an antique fair to a plywood workbench he carved with a Festool plunge saw. The 17-foot-long shelving is made of old heart pine fashioned from the beams of brownstone renovation in the West Village.
Giotto shelves, a Treetops floor lamp, and an Olivetti chair, all by Sottsass, furnish the home office. Adrian designed the desk, and the painting is by Nathalie Du Pasquier, one of the original Memphis designers.
Wood shop below house
A workspace, bedroom, and bath comprise each of the two studios; an early riser, Lida spends most of the day painting in her space.
In Mathesius’s office on the third floor, an antique armchair, a rug, and a bookshelf made from salvaged wood create a cozy, sun-filled reading nook.
Burke and Phelps requested that they each have their own private workspace. While Phelps’s office is on the first floor at the north end of the house, Burke’s office is a separate two-story space at the south end.
There is a small workstation on the upper level of the house.
The poplar desk at the end of the master bedroom loft looks down on the living areas beneath the slanted, wood-clad ceiling. The compact interior of the house was inspired by ship-building techniques, with built-in furniture and storage throughout.
Two angled columns emerge from the kitchen, one of many ways Nest used geometry to divide the space without obstructing views. The architects intentionally opted for oblique angles that would provide a variety of different views depending on the angle.
The workstation and the cabinets are by Korben Mathis Woodworking; the desk lamp is  from TaoTronics.
A sunny home office is one of the highlights of the updated Philadelphia row house.
Inspiration crowds Alexander’s studio desk.
Verda Alexander and her son, Apolo, collaborate on a project in their first-floor studio.
Piano Room
A small office for Dorothee, furnished with a desk by German architect Egon Eiermann and an Eames chair, overlooks the street.
Architect Gustavo Costa calls the home library the “project’s heart.” This central space houses the owner’s expansive collection of about 5,000 books, and acts as a meeting place for friends and colleagues. A Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Red and Blue chair completes the space.
To impart a high-design feel to the space, Jacobs wrapped cabinetry from Ikea with a marble countertop and designed built-in bookshelves around the kitchen and study to help unify the area. Trips to shops in Palm Springs yielded the red side chair and metal magazine rack. The brown suede chair is from MidcenturyLA.
A Mash Studio Wall-Mounted desk offers a place to study. The rug is from One King’s Lane and a SoCo Modern Socket pendant illuminates the room.
The Steelcase desk in the living room was a lucky streetside freebie discovered outside their old Oakland apartment.
In her workshop, which features a Mercedes table, an Otto lamp, and a wood-and-leather bar stool, all by NET, she creates a line of uncomplicated wood toys called Sarmiento.
In his detached painting studio, Dunlop considers a work in progress. The building is oriented east-west to avoid direct sunlight, and the long, narrow shape enables the artist to get some distance from his paintings as he works. An oversize front door and angled ceiling accommodate extra-large canvases; the plywood walls and floor can 

ably endure a beating, or, as is more likely, stray splashes of paint.
A writing desk is paired with a classic Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen.
A movable wall clad in wainscoting on one side slides along tracks in the dining-room ceiling, dividing the room into a meeting space and a library. The Shiro Simple Modern Pendant lights can be easily removed and reattached after moving the wall.
An original Eames shell chair manufactured in Gardena, California, before production moved to Michigan.

Whether it be a study, library, or craft room, the modern office is a tranquil place for you to flex your creativity, conduct meetings, and carry out day-to-day business. Cram the shelves with your favorite books, put the table in the middle of your room, or slurge on the perfect desk lamp—a great office should reflect your personal taste and inspire your best work.

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