Campaign Style Desks

Campaign desks were made for traveling in style. Designed to be folded and transported by travelers on safari and military officers on the march alike during the expansion of the British Empire, campaign furniture was often very finely made. Traditional characteristics of these desks are durable wood construction, flat front drawers, flat brass hardware, and often folding bases and flip-tops. Today’s campaign-inspired furniture has been reimagined and still invokes a spirit of world travel with masculine military-chic details. Whether in traditional mahogany or a glossy mod lacquer (check it out- fabulous!), I just love the strong style statement these desks make in a room…

Just a hint of safari chic in this traditional campaign style desk from Hickory Chair
Campaign-inspired writing desk from Tommy Bahama. I love the texture of the turned wood x-base.
1940’s Ebonized finish campaign desk, Sentimiento Antiques, NYC
I’m coveting this 1970’s Modernist campaign-inspired desk in white lacquer and polished nickel hardware, Gallery Vermillion
This campaign reinterpretation is all modern strength in black and chrome, Lexington Home


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