Upgrade Your Home Office with These 8 Essential Pieces

Working from home certainly comes with perks: easy commute, free coffee, no dress code. But as much fun as working from bed sounds, it’s best not to mix business with pleasure. Without the right home office set up, your productivity will tank, boredom will set it, and worst of all, without a proper desk, you’ll trip over your loose computer charger. Here, eight essential furniture pieces you need to upgrade your home office and boost your productivity.

Dimoremilano Sheet Desk

Dimore Studio

Your workspace should reflect your design sensibility just like any other room in your home and tour desk is the focal point. Italian design firm Dimore Studio’s Sheet desk – with its integrated light and 20 micron silver plated brass inlays – functions as much as a practical workspace as it does a piece of contemporary art. $63,760 at The Future Perfect

Vitra Modern Executive Highback

Palette & Parlor

Working from home means lots of sitting, so a good chair can makes all the difference. It should be comfortable, but not too cozy (you’re still working, remember?). This Vitra chair is the gold standard, striking just the right balance of ease and luxury. Soft leather upholstery, an earthy palette, a slick aluminum base and minimal silhouette hit all the right design notes to keep you productive. $5,100 at Vitra

Harri Koskinen Desk Lamp


The right light is key to keeping focused, and this sleek, brushed aluminium lamp is both powerful and unimposing. Finnish designer Harri Koskinen strove to create a functional piece that brings a sense of ease and convenience, not cutter, to your space. In fact, his inspiration of the lamp was to design a sculpture for your desk. Treat your furniture like art: your neck, back and eyes will appreciate it. $750 at Mjolk

Nendo Fragment Modular Screen


In certain homes, like this open-plan loft, using a room divider or screen can help you ward off distractions. This one, designed by Japanese designer Nendo, has a three-dimensional checkered pattern, crafted with polished aluminum and glass, that allows light to pass through while still creating a clear delineation within a space, so you’ll never feel too confined. $4,900 at Artemest

Cucinelli Document Holder

Brunello Cucinelli

Loose paper strewn atop your desk creates unnecessary clutter. Store all your important documents in this calfskin grain holder, complete with buckles and a zipper for practical storage. The more you use it, the better the leather will age. $1,595 at Brunello Cucinelli

Offi Overlap Tray


If you’re tired of sitting down all day, you can stack this overlap trap on your desk to create a temporary standing station. $199 at Hive

Ubi Organizer

Herman Miller

Organization is integral to a functional workspace and the Ubi Organizer system is a stylish aid. You can customize it to have space for everything you need throughout the day, from stationary to earbuds. With an uncluttered desktop you’ll be able to stay focused on your work and maintaining a sense of calm, instead of scrambling to find your favourite pen in the chaos. $265 at Herman Miller

Saint Laurent Leather Mousepad

Saint Laurent

Despite many advances in computer technology, many still prefer to navigate their computer screen(s) with a mouse. And you know what a mouse needs to work? A mousepad! Up your mousepad game with this luxury calfskin option from Saint Laurent. A subtle – but kind of major – at-home flex. €165 at Saint Laurent