Bold and radical, the XO Live-Edge Desk by Studio Ashby brings a sense of empowerment to the room and to the person who sits behind it. Both the trunk at the base and the top are made of rare Burr elm, a much sought after wood appreciated for its beauty and peculiar grain. The unfinished irregular edges are a magic reminder of nature’s power of transformation. You want to touch it and feel the energy that still runs through every single knot and growth ring. It certainly is a conversation piece, but most of all it is the ideal desk for a writer: an endless source of inspiration.
Studio Ashby is a London-based interior design studio, founded by Sophie Ashby in 2014. A group of twelve experienced and dynamic designers. Studio Ashby draws on their love of colour, contemporary ‘world art’, antique furniture, photography and their latest discoveries in British craft to deliver an eclectic richness to each interior. They play with the juxtaposition of opposing elements: the raw with the refined, natural with manmade, neutrals with colours, antique with contemporary, the minimal with the rich, the expected and the surprising. Her first collection, launched exclusively on The Invisible Collection is made by craftsmen in London and throughout the UK.