Edited by Karen D. Singh, Deborah Wilk, Mark McMenamin, and Yvonne M. Chan -- Interior Design, 5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
If an office felt more like a living room, might its occupants linger longer Offering an affirmative are Denizen case goods from Coalesse, a Steelcase division that bridges the work/life divide with flexible, residential-inspired furnishings. WilliamsSorel's Otto Williams and Jess Sorel envisioned pieces equally palatable for home, office, or home office—nine MDF components veneered in homey oak, teak, or ash and generally supported by tubular-steel bases in chrome, brushed nickel, or five powder-coated colors.
Self-closing doors and drawers add convenience to storage units. Consider the credenza, 52 inches wide, and the cube or wardrobe storage towers, 35 or 52 inches high. A made-to-measure attitude manifests itself with the overhead compartments, in widths of 52, 72, or 96 inches, and the bench, in lengths of 72 and 96 inches; the longer version can also accommodate storage elements. Options for the tables—a round one at 48 inches in diameter and ovals at 54¼ or 72 inches long—are a white lacquered finish and integrated technology-access points. A console, a tablet table, and three secretaries round out the series. 866-645-6952; coalesse.com. circle 428