10 essentials to help you set up your home office

Due to the coronavirus shutdown, many of us are now working from home. Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson picks out 10 furniture and accessory designs to help you set up a home office , no matter how small your space.

For those without a whole room to spare, a shelf can create a makeshift desk in a hallway, living room or bedroom. This one, designed by Keiji Ashizawa for Menu , attaches to the wall with a steel bracket, which makes it sturdy and helps to define a workspace.

Hyg Chair by Simon Legald

Launched earlier this year, the versatile Hyg Chair by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen is available with legs, a swivel-base, wheels or as a bar stool, so there is one for every possible home office situation. The curved shell seat makes it comfortable enough to work in all day.

Legendary Danish designer Arne Jacobsen first designed the AJ Lamp series for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1960. To mark its 60th birthday, lighting brand Louis Poulsen is relaunching the desk lamp version, which is well suited to task lighting.

Relate Side Table by Big-Game

This clever side table by Swiss studio Big-Game for Muuto makes it easier to work while seated on a sofa. You can put a laptop on it, or simply use it as a surface for books or papers.

Tool Box by Shane Schneck

Although it looks like a tool box, this storage container by Shane Schneck for Hay also makes a great place to store pens and other stationery. For those without a fixed desk in the home, it also makes it easy to move your bits from room to room.

A-Frame Canteen Desk

Cast aluminium A-frame legs give character to this simple, lightweight desk. With its simple linoleum top, the deck by Very Good \& Proper can easily double as a dining table.

Rookie by Konstantin Grcic

German designer Konstantin Grcic has developed many office furniture designs over the years, including the Allstar chair that features at the Dezeen offices. Rookie for Vitra is one of the simplest -- an affordable task chair that offers plenty of comfort.

W182 Pastille by Industrial Facility

The W182 Pastille creates ambient light rather than focused light, allowing for a better lit workspace. A new version of the lamp for Wastberg , due out in the shops in late 2020, features an integrated USB-C port, so it can charge a MacBook at the same time.

AAC 121 Soft by Hee Welling

Generous upholstery make this seat by Hee Welling for Hay more comfortable than the average office chair. Its quilted seat is available in a range of fabrics, while a high back offers a good amount of lumbar support.

2x2 Organiser by Jamie Wolfond

The latest collection of homeware and accessories from Danish brand Ferm Living includes this simple but practical desk tidy. It consists of two pieces of metal, bent to create a pair of stacked trays.

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