140 Office Chair Desk Design Photos And Ideas

A familiar scene in the Benoit home: Peter paints at the Steelcase desk—"I do all my work here," he says—while Ando sits nearby, waiting for attention.
Carly uses one of the bedrooms upstairs as her office, which is furnished with Ikea desk tops that fit the extent of the wall.
There is no need to stow-away spare seating that is this beautiful. Perfect for small space entertaining, these lightweight Spin Stools can be stacked up and stored in a rainbow spiral—the epitome of minimalist Scandinavian design.
An IKEA desk and SKI wooden provide working accommodations in the study, overlooking the main living space.
A vaulted loft room complete with a typewriter and natural wood furnishings serves as the perfect hidden workspace. The chair is a vintage Cherner chair, the side table is Nanna Ditzel, and the wood lamp is a Muuto Wood model.
A vintage stool, a design that once was a staple of Greek classrooms, is tucked under the office desk on a landing leading to a balcony. The visual theme of the vertical wooden slats repeats itself here, including on a closet door. “They have no handles,” Ritenour says of the closet doors. “The lines are the door handles; you have to know to grab them.”
The office space doubles as a play area, so the parents can keep an eye on the kids while they work. The Saarinen Plastic Back side chair from Knoll was a gift from a friend.
Pirman, an illustrator, works on a vintage Florence Knoll table in his studio at the front of the house.
In the office, a 1950s desk by Paul McCobb is complemented by an Eames chair and the Boi desk lamp by David Weeks Studio. The lighted mirror is a piece called
Painted by hand, then photographed, enlarged, and printed digitally, each of Calico’s designs are made to be custom-sized for a space. The result: a visually immersive environment that reads more as a mural, with an expansive, non-repeating pattern. While the Copes recommend carefully priming any surfaces for large-scale installations, a smaller swatch can add an equally impactful accent when framed and hung, as shown in their home office.
Unlike the ornate exterior, there wasn’t much interior detail left to reuse—but the Berniers did their best. Dan says, “There was a wall that had octagonal shapes in it that we took out, and when we rebuilt it, we kept the shapes.”
Sottsass designed a shelving unit around the couple’s large collection of vintage radios. “We have lots of collections,” says Lesley. “A Pez collection, a chair collection, a perfume collection...Ettore gave us a choice and said we could pick one to have up on display.” A series of the late designer’s Mini Totem earthenware sculptures sit atop the unit. The neon green light accent was inspired by the fluorescent works of artist Dan Flavin. To the right is a First chair from 1983 by designer Michele De Lucchi, who cofounded Memphis.
Silvia loves to sew and create in her spare time, which she does in her makeshift studio space, shown here with a desk from Ikea. Shown here is one of the cushions she made herself, which is done in the same fabric as the shower curtain in the bathroom.
The materials palette that I chose is light in color with a few splashes of color. This lightness holds the space open and gives it a contemporary feel.
Similar to other Eichlers in this style, the office looks through the courtyard and into the living room. Klopf Architecture made minor necessary adjustments to the windows but preserved the bulk of the clerestory windows.
As one of Eichler’s courtyard models, the office looks directly through the atrium and into the glass-enclosed living room, providing the ultimate indoor/outdoor feeling. The gray porcelain tile that Klopf Architecture installed in the interior is continued in the atrium.
In the main house, a lofted upper level contains the master suite and an office area, furnished with an Aeron chair from Herman Miller.
The office is filled with CB2 finds; its ceiling reveals the roof’s 45-degree pitch.
The two-story structure includes a simple office furnished with desks and cabinets by Hon Voi (below). Nearly all of the home’s 29 windows—which help keep cooling and lighting costs to a minimum—are controlled via the RTI app, which consolidates nearly a dozen apps from Lutron, Honeywell, and others.
Upstairs, their son’s bedroom features a built-in walnut bookshelf and desk. Smart details—like the magnetic paint in lieu of a bulletin board—help keep the space tidy. The chair is an Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair.
In renovating a historic brick home for family friends in Washington, D.C., architect Nader Tehrani of NADAAA used ordinary plywood to reconceive the central staircase. Lined with a series of striated, geometric panels, the resulting structure is lit by a polygonal skylight above. Tehrani also designed the Pentavola table—featuring five sides, one for each member of the family—which they use as a communal workspace on the second-floor landing.
For a family in Lima, a team from local firm 51-1 Arquitectos built Casa Serpiente, which meanders around 25 existing trees. Husband Irzio’s study is among the few ground-level rooms in the 4,300-square-foot house.
Opdahl House Interior Office
Clerestory windows in Tyler's design studio provide plenty of light, while built-in bookshelves and flat files offer ample storage.
A 106 Harold Desk by Luca Nichetto sits in the study.
Inside the Cube, a Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner pulls up to a built-in painted lacquer desk.
Graham, an entrepreneur, works from a fold-down New Table Concept by Resource Furniture. The reusable earthenware mug, a replica of the classic coffee-to-go cups served at New York’s Greek diners, is his own design.
The den’s first-production Eames Desk Unit (EDU) was “rescued” from a Gregory Ain house.
Eric Lamers of Hammerhead, a craft-based contractor specializing in midcentury renovation projects, worked on the house before Andrew and his wife, Dustin Ferrer, acquired it in 2013, but it still needed a good deal of restoration. The home features an impressive collection of vintage furnishings, including an Elephant Stool by Sori Yanagi and a Luther Conover chair.
Sited just steps from the main house, it’s now a welcoming retreat that they share.
The tower, which now holds a study and several other living spaces, was in disrepair. Its original brickwork had to be washed inside and out, and the exterior was coated with a hydrophobic mineral paint by Keim to make it harder for rain to  penetrate.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Net Zero Energy House 

The goal, a new two-level home that could score as high as reasonable in the "GreenPoint Rated System”. The owners de-constructed their existing home when they realized that any single-story design would completely eliminate their back yard.
Minimal Modern Addition

Sebastian and Tanja DiGrande's quest for natural light and open, modern design led them to Klopf Architecture in San Francisco. Working hand-in-hand with homeowner/designer Tanja DiGrande, Klopf collaborated on a modern addition to the rear of a traditional-style home. The idea was to depart from the original style completely to draw a distinction between the original house and any later additions, as well as observe a very minimal, clean, gallery-like modern style against which changing daylight, art, furniture, and of course the people provide the color and motion.

With its dark gray stuccoed walls, dark steel railing, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the exterior of the addition is at the same time an open, modern box as well as a receding volume that acts almost as a backdrop for the house, receding visually out of respect for the original home. From the interior, windows bring in nature and views from all around the lush property. They also allow views of the original house. Up on the roof deck the views magnify. The owners use a boom and crank to bring up food and drinks when entertaining!

Inside, the simple clean-lined spaces showcase the couple’s minimal, modern taste. The open bathroom epitomizes the clean, minimal style of the addition. On the exterior, steel elements bring a more industrial modern feeling to the addition from the rear.
In most of the loft, the original wood flooring and the herringbone pattern of the vaulted brick ceiling have been carefully preserved.
Family art room, the heart of the house where this family's shared passion of creating art together is nurtured.
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Taos, New Mexico
Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
Architect Hernán Landolfo and his girlfriend, photographer Lucia Gentile, live and work in the apartment, sharing an elevated office space.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Architect Jeff Jordan designed plywood millwork to divide the 2,700-square-foot space. The nook is decorated with a shibori textile made by resident Bev O’Mara. The concrete kitchen island and countertops were fabricated by Brooklyn-based firm  Art in Construction.

Jersey City, New Jersey
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Beside the kitchen, two Cherner armchairs are paired with a built-in desk that extends from the cabinets, made by Corsi.

Irvington, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp. In the dining room downstairs, Wenes entertains family, friends, and gallery visitors. The yellow chair is by Jens Fager.
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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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