Working from home has fast become the norm for many professionals in Hong Kong and while some individuals have found it easy to adapt, others have found it difficult to stay motivated, let alone productive.
Lack of communication, a plethora of distractions, and even loneliness can affect the way you work remotely. It is therefore worthwhile to set up a functional yet creative space at home that will in turn, improve your head space too. Ahead, we’ve gathered seven luxury items that will enhance a home office situation into one that inspires productivity, and make working from home work for you.
Made by British leather goods company Smythson, this menagerie of six pocket-sized journals are perfect for noting down your thoughts the traditional way. The full set of luxury notebooks, bound in three different colours of textured leather featuring paper with gilded edges, comes in a stamped presentation box that will look great on any desk or bookshelf.
This desk, by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, displays the synthesis of form and function beautifully. It’s a luxury piece of furniture that will add clean lines and style while also supporting your office needs. A lateral drawer, book support and side pocket in leather are all sturdy features for an office desk which in this case, still manages to convey a sense of lightness in its design.
Molten & C | Dada Flagship Store, Shop 202, 2/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; +852 3619 1750
A filled bookcase can often feel a little bulky and burdensome in a room. Instead, place something that allows light to come through like this Lexington bookcase. The geometric frame is made in steel square and finished in satin brass while shelving is crafted in delicate églomisé glass — a perfect blend of contemporary design and classic style.
Sonder Living at Indigo Living, 2/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau; +852 2799 5878
It’s no secret that good lighting can boost creativity. A warm, low to mid light is ideal for a workspace and this Nema floor lamp by Armani/Casa equips you with all of that. Plus, it holds itself in a room as a distinctive interior design piece. Made in Italy, this limited edition floor lamp features geometrics lines inspired by the idea of folded paper. Its golden metal structure embraces slabs of pearlescent Selenite stone, which also work as a natural light diffuser.
Say goodbye to papers in disarray with this simplified horse shape paperweight by Hermès. The playful shape adds a touch of fun modernity to any office, while the hand painted lacquered wood — with a vibrant colour block palette — is one that even the great Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, would appreciate.
A great office chair is one that supports you while you work, and — for want of a better expression — sits pretty. The Scoop chairs by Tom Dixon were designed to be generously proportioned and comfortable but also have visual impact. Crafted in new foam moulded curves, the chairs are ergonomically designed to support the body and can be made to order in a variety of colours and materials.
Tom Dixon Hong Kong, 52 Hollywood Road, Central; +852 2882 2068
The Hong Kong architect and designer’s eponymous homeware brand, André Fu Living, features a collection of decorative accessories that aim to add a calm simplicity to your interior. This pale blue knotted leather tray was modelled after modern architecture and offers a clean and simple silhouette. All the while keeping the office tidy.
André Fu Living at Lane Crawford Flagship Store, IFC Mall, Podium 3, 8 Finance Street, Central; +852 2118 2288