Design Crush #2

January 12, 2014


This simple but highly covetable piece of modern design, The Fonteyn Desk, is a bestselling staple at It is frequently used in their advertising campaigns and on flyers in home design mags and with good reason, it is an all time contender for the top spot on my lust lens. Slightly reminiscent of the Bauhaus instinct for design, this desk is the last word in simple, understated beauty.

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It is designed by Steuart Padwick and comes either with mirror as a dressing table for a highly reasonable £399 here or as a simple desk for £379 here. I have had this on my wishlist for over 2 years, I love the combination of walnut and high lacquer in ruby red, there is a fabulous bedside table in the range too. This is a timeless investment piece which would suit a variety of interior looks (modernist, Bauhaus, mid-century-modern, Scandi, minimalist, brutalist) and I’m not sure my home will ever be complete without it….