KW Office Desk

Much of contemporary design is the combination of disparate influences. Of course, the trick is to make them feel right together (or deliberately wrong!). In this case the client and I had ideas coming Scandinavian and Chinese directions, both very elegant traditions. I borrowed the cantilevers and negative spaces from the Scandinavian modernists, the gold medallions from the Chinese, and the chamfered edge profile from both. The finish is bleached rift-cut white oak, which is a different take on the old standby modernist pickled oak. Have a look here at the matching credenza!