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

4 responses to Campaign Style Desks

    • spaceasart

      Hi Rachel, great taste, and we agree completely! Right now we don’t sell individual pieces outside of our design projects but if you’re looking to purchase just a desk and you like styles 1, 2 or 5, you can visit Hickory Chair or Lexington’s websites to find dealers near you. Best of luck and happy holidays!

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