Steal This Look: Instant Office Space by

Issue 21 · ICFF Report · May 22, 2008

Steal This Look: Instant Office Space

Issue 21 · ICFF Report · May 22, 2008

I love the simple, utilitarian feel of this office space pictured in BluePrint Magazine. Get the look with the following elements:

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Below: Start with Ikea's Vika System Table. Made of solid wood, it is adjustable to different positions for a flat or angled table top. Shelf in the trestle legs offers additional storage spot. $149 for 55-inch length shown.

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Below: Vitra's 1950-designed Prouve Potence Lamp consists of a single metal rod that extends almost seven feet from a wall-mounted vertical bracket. The wood ball-ended handle moves the entire lamp laterally to illuminate a 180-degree range of space. $1460 at Design Within Reach.

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Below: Another appealing light is the Gus Design Group Vintage Swing Arm Lamp. With a reach of just over four feet from the wall, it can be operated by a footswitch, and includes mounting hardware and a vintage-inspired filament light bulb. $495 from Design Public.

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Below: The Classic Hans Wegner c20 Elbow chair in black lacquer finish (pictured in oak) available at Hive Modern for $1005.

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Below: The Air Arm Chair by Jasper Morrison is a great budget alternative. $99.95 at CB2.

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Below: For the practical splash of color atop the desk, we like the Office Basics Letter Trays at See Jane Work. Available in many colors for $15.50 each. See our list of desk essentials to complement the look.

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Below: To create the notice board look above, simply loop ribbon around a piece of fiberboard at various intervals (and hot glue to the back). Use Bulldog Clips ($5.75 a tin at See Jane Work) to attach your notes to the ribbons. See our earlier post, Work Week: Pin Up, for more notice board ideas.

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Below: And, imagine this shelving adjacent to your desk. German Tom Kuhne's Supersystem spotted on one of our favorite sites, booksathome.com.

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