Minnie Kemp on finding the perfect desk for your home office


It’s important in life to have a secret weapon, something that never fails. Mine is an emerald green Italian trouser suit that I happened upon with a stonking 80% discount at the Matches outlet store in east London. When I wear this suit – a rare jewel with running stitch details that fits like a glove – I feel invincible. From Saddlers Wells to Park Road Pools, from Buckingham Palace to Hopper Coffee House, things just seem to go my way no matter the occasion (so long as I’m suited up).

This strange phenomenon has been somewhat of a light bulb moment for me – can this method transcend the fashion world and improve our working lives, too? The answer is yes, and I can think of no product more empowering than the perfect desk to turn your home office into a positive place where procrastination never – or at least – rarely happens.

Taking a seat behind the smoothed curved edge, I thought that if this desk were mine I would be an unstoppable machine producing the finest work in all the land

Minnie Kemp

Look for curves…and storage

desk with curved edges and drawers in a dark blue home office

(Image credit: Lulu and Georgia)

But just like the perfect outfit, you need to test out a few of the best desks to find the perfect fit. My search begins with the ‘Kidney Desk’ by London’s Fred Rigby Studio, which I discovered at an exhibition curated by the design duo Ruby Kean & Lisa Jones – Atelier LK.

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