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Davenport Bureau


A purposeful bureau designed to provide separation between home work and home life. During the day it is a practical desk and at day's end it folds back into a discreet cabinet.
Sustainably sourced timberCarbon neutralLow VOCMade in UK and Europe
We deliver worldwide

Finance available on orders over £1250

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Davenport Bureau

Another Country approached long standing design collaborator David Irwin to design a desk/cabinet as a response to the need to work from home. A key element of the project was to provide separation between work and home life. To provide a dedicated space for work which could be easily tidied away at the end of a working day.

To achieve this, the fold down element of traditional bureaus has been adopted but without the angled front, so it’s not immediately obvious it’s a desk. When closed it reads as a cabinet, helping to remove the visual reminder of work when wanting to switch off. The straight sides also create more of an enclosure, slightly enveloping the user, with the aim of aiding focus while working. The proportions are generous, providing ample desk space and storage while allowing a computer monitor to fit in the main opening.

It’s an understated design with a focus on quality of materials. Rounded edges help soften the overall appearance and this motif carries through to the brass handles and interior detailing.

Design by David Irwin for Another Country.

Made in Portugal

Materials & Finishes

Solid Oak

Oak veneered Ply



  • Width: 1026mm / 40 25/64″
  • Height: 1276mm / 50 15/64″
  • Depth: 464mm / 18 17/64″
  • Depth with lowered shelf: 900mm / 35 7/16″

Care & Assembly

Download care instructions here (see Semley)

Free UK delivery over £1500

Eligible for return within 14 days

Our products are made to order in our workshops in the UK and Portugal. Lead times vary according to the time of year. If not indicated against each product as you select your option, please call us or email us for the most up-to-date lead times. Please also contact us if you have specific requirements for delivery, for any custom orders or to check on stock items.

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