Sometimes you come across something and you think "YES! You are the one I've been looking for all my life". On some occasions that might be a husband (already got one of those) and at others it may be something pink (already got plenty of that). Then sometimes it's just a perfectly formed, beautiful object that fits the bill for you personally, right there, right then. This desk had exactly that effect on me - the Mantis Desk, bySamuel Wilkinson from Case Furniture.
This is worth checking out for many reasons.
Firstly, it's exactly the right size. I like a desk that you can spread out on, as I am always doing 3 things at once (minimum). Too small and you end up feeling cramped, or, I'm afraid, spreading to the floor. Too big and you're in dining table territory, with no room left for anything else in the office.
Secondly, it's calm. Desks must be calm and soothing in their design for me, ready to receive the insanity of my life and deal with it all without complaining. There are plenty of clever little attachments to help keep things neat and tidy - the drawer for papers, file holder and back panel for notes. Plus a handy little access panel at the back with a cable storage hidy-hole.
Thirdly it is supplied by Case Furniture, designed by Samuel Wilkinson. Case was the forerunner to the now rapidly growing list of suppliers who work with high end design names and create furniture lines that are beautiful, yet affordable to the masses. This is a trend for which I'm a strong supporter. As well as the financial benefits, its really important to me that products will stand the test of time, both visually and physically, for both our homes and the planet. Case were the first to realise this market and now work with many high street retailers from Heals to John Lewis. Clever Case Furniture. Clever Samuel Wilkinson.
Could this be the perfect desk? I think it could be! Definitely worthy of an OOH badge.