Study Desk

A version of this saddle leather-topped desk in walnut and stainless steel was originally designed for a bespoke client in 2004; but its dimensions and clean lines continue to prove popular today.

Emphasising natural materiality over embellishment, the Study Desk is rooted in the legacy of the Bauhaus movement. The materials are traditional, and the techniques used in its construction have been practiced for generations. The finished product meanwhile, is strikingly contemporary, with a nod to mid-century Danish design.

Fitted onto soft-close runners, its drawers have been dovetailed by hand. The timber is finished with hard wax and oiled to make it robust while preserving its natural look, and the mitred-corner steel frame has been directionally brushed. The tabletop uses a single piece of leather, aniline-dyed and sealed with wax to ensure it is comfortable to work on, resistant to staining or damage, and will develop in character over a lifetime.

Designer: Bill Amberg Studio

Date Completed: 2004