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Product Spotlight: Jolanda Desk

July, 2021

Jolanda Desk in Solid Oak

Work, study or even household admin can be pleasurable with the Jolanda solid oak desk. With a drawer for essential storage, a beveled tabletop and angled legs for a softer feel, the Jolanda Desk by IconByDesign brings refined, minimalist, modern design to your home workspace. Scandinavian and Mid-century modern inspired, the Jolanda Desk’s practical, timeless construction will last for years (or even generations) when properly cared for.

Whether it’s homework, work from home, or catching up on correspondence, the Jolanda desk creates a beautiful and peaceful space to get things done. With room for your laptop and books and a simple yet elegant style, this is a desk that never needs to be hidden out of sight when guests arrive. 

Initial Concept

The concept for the Jolanda desk was simplicity - a statement piece of furniture in the Scandinavian style that could easily accommodate at home work and study needs. A space to be productive, yet a beautiful piece of furniture which would add to, not detract from the style of your home. The initial idea for the Jolanda desk combines form and function with their proud tradition of valuing the authenticity of materials to craft quality furniture, designed for living. 

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Sourcing of Materials

We work hard to ensure that we’re always producing sustainable furniture. For example, the solid American oak which makes up the bulk of the Bastian office desk  is sourced from American forests which embrace sustainable principles - meaning the wood is sustainably harvested, works to restore the ecosystem, implements a replaning process, undertakes consistent environmental monitoring, and respects the land rights of indigenous peoples.

We also use oak because it's hardy and it lasts - it has a natural strength which makes it ideal for the interior home environment. Unlike veneered furniture, there's less damage from wear and tear so you don't have to throw it out to replace it with something equally replaceable. 

Our solid wood furniture is a provider of carbon storage and therefore has a positive effect on the planet by containing carbon, and its regrowth in sustainable managed forests adds to the carbon emission reduction. 

By crafting our solid American oak furniture, such as the Bastian office desk, from wood we are doing the best we can on the planet - making pieces that last through the generations and rejecting the tread of flat-pack, cheap, disposable, replaceable veneer furniture. 

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What to Furnish With

To create the ultimate work space in your living room, or full study, the Jolanda desk can be furnished with the Olivia dining chair and Olivia display shelves. The Olivia dining chair provides comfort whether you are undertaking home admin tasks, study or even your 9-5 job from home. The Olivia display shelves can provide for additional storage and/or to create a room divider should your work/study area be situated in a multi-purpose space such as your living room.

To ensure you are comfortable whilst working or studying from home, enjoy smooth, ergonomic comfort with the Olivia dining chair’s curved seat and backrest that hugs your back, melting away the distractions of the outside world as you settle in to get some work or study done. The Olivia dining chair is available in denim blue, forest green, dove gray and graphite gray, and her solid, strong Oak frame features a t-bar on the back for stability. Olivia’s slightly tapered legs bring a playful edge and a fun, casual feel. Inspired by Scandinavian design, Olivia’s smooth, sweeping lines add a modern quality to your space. Care for the Olivia chair properly and you’ll be rewarded with comfortable seating for years to come. 

Need more storage or display space for your home office? Our Olivia Display Shelves are a modular shelving solution. They offer the ability to display accessories, store work or study materials, and the ability to divide a room to ensure work and leisure is kept somewhat separate - all with elegance and in keeping with your Scandi or Mid-Century Modern design style. 

The Olivia display shelves are available in Single Width, Double Width , Triple Width and Stepped configurations, as well as custom configurations and help you make the most of the space you have in your home.

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Who is IconByDesign?

IconByDesign is an Australian-designed, Scandinavian-inspired, mid century modern furniture company that has recently launched in the USA. We are a family business that focuses on crafting sustainable and eco-friendly pieces that are made from solid American wood at factory direct prices. 

All our products are always available at two prices. Customers can choose to select the ‘Buy Now’ option where the item is shipped from our California warehouse within 3 days. Alternatively, if you’re happy to wait a little longer and you’d like to save 20%, you can select our ‘Pre-Order’ option.


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