Smart working is transforming the spaces of our homes, but you don't always have the opportunity to have a room for yourself with a home workstation. In addition to dividing the rooms with screens, accessories or creating small work areas with free standing surfaces on the wall, perhaps retractable, a solution is given by the desks, compact and versatile furnishings, which can perform all functions. From re-editions of great classics to those just presented with innovative technological solutions, they are made with the most diverse materials, from glass to wood to precious marbles, they can become real work areas with pull-out shelves, functional drawers and equipped with hidden USB sockets. In the shooting we wanted to create effect settings between contemporary works of art in an art gallery in Milan, Osart Gallery, and pieces of author.
Max writing desk, designed by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto, a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic secrétaire, with drawers and flap top, Here it is in the brushed oak version with a bronzed nickel painted X structure. Filo chair, design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi, in yellow painted solid beech. Lampedusa pencil holder by Enzo Mari for Danese. On the wall, Phil Sims, #505 (Untitled red) And #506 (Untitled blue), oils on linen mounted on wood, Osart Gallery, Milan.
The D.847.1 desk designed by Gio Ponti in 1947 is part of the Heritage Collection reissues by Molteni&C, in collaboration with Gio Ponti Archives. It is in solid honey-stained ash wood with brass feet; top with curved extremities resembling an airplane wing and a small drawer with a rounded front that became a hallmark of many of Ponti’s designs. On the floor, Friends multicolored mirror-mask by Stephen Burks for Salvatori in various marbles. On the wall, Dan Halter, Things Fall Apart, handwoven inkjet prints on archive paper, Osart Gallery.
Iren desk, design Kensaku Oshiro for Poltrona Frau, with two overlapping sliding shelves, equipped for electronic connections; top in leather with tone-on-tone stitching and visible parts in wenge-stained ash. Above, wooden box by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson for Bottega Ghianda, with lid made of two parts that slot gently together. On the wall, Dan Halter, Space Invader (Expat 1), found plastic weave bags, and Monopoly Social Contract, handwoven inkjet prints on archive paper, Osart Gallery.
Albini Mini Desk, designed by Franco Albini in 1949 for Knoll, with transparent tempered glass top, square section tubular steel base, black stained oak chest of drawers with two drawers and rear compartment. Pof round pouf, fully padded and upholstered in fabric with pinched seam on the perimeter of the seat and band with decorative handle made of rubber, from Connubia. On the wall, Jeanne Gaigher, Lavender II, acrylic, oil on canvas and veils, Osart Gallery.
Surf octagonal desk with top and legs in fossil oak fashion wood and brackets in Moka gloss lacquered metal, Day Collection Alf DaFrè. Ruelle chair designed by Philippe Tabet for Infiniti, in die-cast aluminum, legs in extruded aluminum, polypropylene backrest and perforated seat, red color. On the wall, Vincenzo Agnetti, Portrait (of inventor), blue felt, lettering fire-engraved and painted, Osart Gallery.
Pa’ 1947 console table designed by Ico Parisi in 1947, collection Cassina I Maestri, in black-stained solid ash wood with details in satin chrome brass: the top has four slots on both sides into which are screwed the tips of the tops of the distinctive splayed Y-shaped legs. One to One Chair by Naoto Fukasawa from Bottega Ghianda in square section maple. Salt & Pepper cordless portable lamp from Tobias Grau. On the wall, Dan Halter, Footsack Empire, found-plastic woven bags, Osart Gallery.
Olivia curved bridge desk by Armani/Casa, with drawer, top in spotted green shell and legs in platinum lacquer and light satin brass. On the wall, Dan Halter, World refugee map (China-centric), found-plastic woven bags; at the top, E=Congiunzione, sculpture by Mirella Bentivoglio, travertine, both from Osart Gallery.
Luis desk, design Luca Roccadadria for Cantori, with X-shaped metal base, top with storage compartment and econabuk mat, which can be converted into a dressing table by adding an ellipsoidal mirror. Stulle stool by Connubia, with structure in curved metal rod and seat with textile upholstery. Les Endiablés goblets in mouth-blown crystal, designed by José Lévy for Saint-Louis. On the wall, Katharien De Villiers, In other news, mixed media on printed fabric, Osart Gallery.
Styling Carolina Trabattoni - Photo Paolo Riolzi