Davenport BureauAnother Country
A response to the growing requirement for home working, the Davenport Bureau is designed to provide a separation between work and home life, to provide a dedicated space for work that can be easily tidied away at the end of the day. The fold-down element of traditional bureaus has been adopted but without the angled front, so the appearance of a desk isn’t immediately obvious. When closed, it reads like a cabinet, helping to remove the visual reminder of work when wanting to switch off. The straight sides also create more of an enclosure, slightly enveloping the user, with the aim of adding focus while working.
Internally, the proportions are generous, providing ample desk space and storage while allowing a computer monitor to fit in the main opening. The bureau has lots of hidden compartments for a variety of stationery, a pin board for all those important reminders and photos of loved ones, and a hidden compartment for cables and lighting hardware.
Awarded the Design Guild Mark in 2022
MATERIALS: Solid Oak, Ply, Oak Laminate, Solid Brass | FINISH: Osmo Raw, Brushed Brass, Polished Brass
Overall, Davenport is an understated design with a focus on the quality of materials and hardware. Rounded edges help soften the overall appearance, a motif that is carried through to the brass handles and interior detailing.