Product Spotlight: Jolanda Desk


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 Icon By Design 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. 

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 Jolanda office desk is sourced from American forests which embrace sustainable principles - meaning the timber 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 timber 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 Jolanda office desk, from timber 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. 

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 Stefan dining chair and Olivia display shelves. The Stefan 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.

Jolanda Desk works best with our Stefan Dining Chair

To ensure you are comfortable whilst working or studying from home, enjoy smooth, ergonomic comfort with the Stefan 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 Stefan dining chair is available in denim blue, forest green, dove grey and graphite grey, and her solid, strong Oak frame features a t-bar on the back for stability. Stefan's slightly tapered legs bring a playful edge and a fun, casual feel. Inspired by Scandinavian design, Stefan’s smooth, sweeping lines add a modern quality to your space. Care for the Stefan chair properly and you’ll be rewarded with comfortable seating for years to come. 

Jolanda + Olivia Display Shelves

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.

Jolanda Console

Are you living in a small apartment? Did you know our Jolanda Console can be used as a console table or as a desk? Modern, sleek and contemporary with Scandinavian and Mid Century twist, our Jolanda is available in solid walnut and oak timber.

Who is Icon By Design?

At Icon By Design, we don’t think we should spend our brief time on earth making disposable things. So we build our furniture to last a long time, with a focus on natural, sustainable materials and craftsmanship. And we design our furniture to be minimal, elegant and timeless. Because we believe if you build a piece of furniture that is timeless, the moments that happen around it will be timeless as well.

The furniture will hold an emotional value, above and beyond the dollar value. We’re not just making furniture, we’re making conversations and moments. We’re making our relationships richer. We’re making our moments more memorable. It’s not a table, it’s Boxing Day 2021. It’s not a media shelf, it’s “Kind of Blue” on a winter’s night. It’s not a chair, it’s the way your daughter sits when studying. Icon By Design isn’t simply a place where quality furniture is created. It’s where stories are made.



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