In the past few weeks, I’ve seen so many requests for desks on various WhatsApp groups, with all the working from home that’s having to be done. So, if you’re wondering where to buy a desk from, here’s a great selection. Homes in Singapore rarely have a dedicated room for a study, so we often have to get creative – one person posted how they were using their ironing board to work from! You might have to find a corner or a space in your bedroom to create a home office that doesn’t interfere too much with the rest of the house. If so, the desk can’t be too big or bulky!
Scanteak furniture is inspired by Scandinavian ideology so it focuses on simplicity and functionality. It’s fairly contemporary and light, so whether it’s large or small it doesn’t seem to take up much space. The colour and grains of teak and the simple and uncluttered designs are a perfect mix for an executive look. That means you’ll feel more like you’re in a nice calm space where you can get on with things.
6 things to look for when you buy a desk – so you don’t waste money!
#1 Getting the right height is key.
#2 Your should be able to bend 90 degrees to reach the keyboard or desk without impacting your posture.
#3 Make sure your chair is the right height for the desk – and that it’s comfortable, not just good-looking!
#4 The monitor needs to be at least an arm’s length away from your face. So, if you’re having a desktop computer on the desk, make sure it’s deep enough.
#5 Think about whether you need storage or drawers.
#6 If you have a small space, keep the design simple and versatile in case you want to use it for something else at another time.
Family-owned and run, Scanteak is a great example of a Singapore success story; the daughter took over her dad’s business to modernise it. They now have 12 furniture stores on the island, based in shopping malls, at industrial sites and in a gorgeous old converted house in Joo Chiat. The website has a really easy online shop too; if you don’t want to go out, you can shop from your sofa!
If you need to buy a sofa or any other furniture for the home browse Scanteak’s collections at www.scanteak.com.sg
For more home décor inspiration, see our are Homes section.