Mid-Century Office Furniture

Whether you simply need a place to park work you bring home from the office or you operate an emerging enterprise from the basement, we have midcentury office furniture at west elm to tackle your workflow in style. With a nod to the 50s and 60s, midcentury office furniture provides retro chic with modern amenities. With finishes and details found in living room and bedroom collections, these home office offerings can blend with any room’s decor.

If you’re outfitting a designated space for your home office, your options are only limited by your imagination. Depending on the size of the room, you can choose from a desk with file cabinets and drawers or one with ample surface space for spreading blueprints or projects. Industrial and other contemporary designs work well in midcentury office settings. If square-footage is a challenge, consider a wall desk that could instantly transform one side of a walk-in closet into an office space. Desks incorporated in wall shelving units are ideal for a home office that doubles as a guest bedroom. Sit/stand office desks allow you to adjust a desk based on the type of work you’re doing. You can go from sitting or standing at the touch of button.

 

After selecting a desk, add an office chair that coordinates with the room’s decor. Choose from cushioned fabric or leather or wood seating. Swivel and wheel bases are also available. You can also use an armless dining chair. Get storage solutions without sacrificing design with file cabinets, bookshelves, consoles and end tables that conceal or help keep paperwork organized. Shelving units are available to fit in the tightest spaces. Modular units can be configured to create a custom look that can fill a large office or provide work space in a great room. Although designed for living rooms, long console tables can serve to hide wireless equipment, other electronics and office supplies.

 

The proper lighting is essential. Consider ambient and task lighting. A hallmark in midcentury design, overarching floor lamps can provide stylish task lighting, or can be set in a corner of the room for beautiful ambient lighting. Try adding wall sconces near art or bookshelves. Don’t forget accessories. Choose bookends and desk accessories that reinforce decor themes. They are available in brass, marble, lacquer, mirrored and leather finishes. Wired bins, woven baskets and crates are portable solutions to handling work that travels from room to room. An industrial rail system can be used to hang art or an alternative to a magazine or book rack. Retro desk or wall clocks complement any midcentury modern office decor.

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