Objects Of Design #104: Leonhard Pfeifer Farringdon Desk

Minimalist style conceals lots of storage

It’s true that for many of us a desk, rather than a corner of the kitchen table, is a luxury. But, if you have managed to squeeze a little study space out of a corner of your abode, this desk is the one to put in it. It’s sleek, clean lines mean that it will sit happily in a corner of the sitting room without turning the whole space into an office and the central section slides in and out for a laptop or keyboard and you can store all those officey bits – paper clips, pens, elastic bands and envelopes in the cubby hole at the side. It’s a good-looking piece that will never go out of style.

Pfeifer, the son of an antiques restorer, grew up in New Zealand and, as you can probably tell, was strongly influenced by the Modernists. In addition to this desk, which sells at John Lewis, he has a studio in East London. £299

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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.