Decorating & Design

October 7, 2015

Updated Classics: Office Desks

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. 

The Parsons Desk

Classic Pick: The Parsons desk, a hardworking take on the iconic table designed by Jean-Michel Franck in the 1930s. Its classic silhouette works just as well in glam, trad or modern spaces.

Vintage Writing Desk

Fresh Spin: For a similarly clean-lined look, try a sleek writing desk in warm wood tones. It has the same visual lightness as a classic Parsons table, but its silhouette skews toward vintage cool. Small drawers provide storage without adding bulk, while the top section keeps office essentials close at hand.

Author: Stacy Lee Kong

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