Starting with the most obvious office storage solution – a desk with at least one drawer. There’s a vast array of desks with storage, so if it’s a sleek, razor-sharp, contemporary design you’re hunting down, don’t assume that drawers will make the aesthetic appear too heavy and cumbersome.
Plenty of desks have a single, narrow drawer below the tabletop. Some even have a handleless facade, making the drawer near-to undetectable (see the dark wood Selva image for inspiration). Or they might have several drawers in a linear format that simply become the body of the desk – one slender and shallow cuboid atop of fine-lined legs.
Alternatively, more traditional desk designs make a feature of their drawers. Travel desks and writing desks, or escritoires as they’re also known, feature several layers of drawer space above the tabletop with a long shelf space at the highest point.
Another classic drawer desk look is to have a series of drawers either side of the chair as though they’re forming the legs of the desk. This style is more formal and most traditional of all and will have bold presence in the room. Lighten it somewhat by choosing drawers that don’t fall all the way to the floor.