Working from home without a study has its challenges. For many the kitchen table will be the go-to work surface, for others, the sofa will do. But then, at day’s end, where does the laptop live, or our papers, and do we really want to stare at a big, black desktop screen in the evening?
The Davenport Bureau is designed to provide a separation between work and home life, to provide a dedicated space for work that can be easily tidied away at the end of the working day. It is also a handy solution for a hotel room desk cum bar.
As a design concept, the fold-down element of traditional bureaus has been adopted but without the angled front, so it’s not immediately obvious that it is not a desk. When closed it reads like a cabinet, helping to remove the visual reminder of work when wanting to switch off (it can also double as a bar). The straight sides also create more of an enclosure, slightly enveloping the user, with the aim of adding focus while working.
Internally, the proportions are generous, providing ample desk space and storage while allowing a computer monitor* to fit in the main opening. The bureau has lots of hidden compartments for a variety of stationery and other bits, a pin board for all those important reminders and photos of loved ones, and a hidden compartment for cables and the lighting hardware.
Overall, it’s an understated design with a focus on the quality of materials and hardware, with rounded edges that help soften the overall appearance, a motif that is carried through to the brass handle and interior detailing.
Designed by David Irwin for Another Country.
- measured for a 21″ iMac
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.
Visit our showrooms
At both our London and Dorset showroom you will find a broad selection of our furniture designs on display alongside a curated edit of home accessories. For showroom opening hours click here. To book a virtual visit click here, or call us on +44 (0)20 7486 3251 for London or +44 (0)1747 445 695 for Dorset.
Find your nearest store
You will find a map of our global stockists to help you find the nearest store to see and touch our products. Not all of our products are on display at every stockist. Please speak to us or to your nearest store to check before you visit.
Our mission is to be a responsible, purposeful and useful company that is fit for the 21st century, and our ambition is to sell our sustainably made furniture to as many people as possible.
To do this, we strive to strike the right balance between craft and industry.