Well-Designed Desks

The perfect office desk has more than utilitarian appeal. Design brands both modern and classic, from Moooi to Josef Albers, prove just how stylish a surface can be.

Josef and Anni Albers foundation/artists rights society (ARS), New York 2015
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Josef Albers

The iconic (and extendable) writing desk designed by the German American artist in 1927 endures to this day. $5,850; albersfoundation.org.