A gentleman’s study is a place one can retreat from the stresses of everyday life. It’s a space where a man can conduct his business in peace, as well as enjoy the comforts that surround him. If you’re looking to create your own, then some inspiration is in order, so here are 10 items to complete your gentleman’s study.
The centre piece of the gentleman’s study, the desk, should be classic in design whilst remaining functional. This example was inspired by the Art Deco lines of the Chrysler Building and uses the same acrylic lacquer used by the eponymous automotive manufacturer and we, for one, rather like it.
Muller Classic Line Black Chrysler Desk, £3,150 from The Conran Shop
Conceived by legendary designers, Charles and Ray Eames, this chair was unveiled in 1969 and has gone on to be a firm favourite among those with an eye for clean, timeless design.
Eames EA219 Chair, £2,975 The Conran Shop
This industrial-looking lamp is perfect for reading or just for turning on to reduce the glare and harshness of an overhead light. We love the brushed satin nickel finish.
Made Jenkins Table Lamp, £39 from Made
This stunning globe has been hand painted and glossed by talented artisans, and sits on a brushed aluminium base so it can swivel around thanks to the unique rollerball construction.
Bellerby Mini Desk Globe, £1,299 from Harrods
Owning a fountain pen is a mark of distinction, especially if it’s made by German maison Montblanc.
Montblanc Meisterstuck Platinum Fountain Pen, £405 from Mr Porter
A gentleman should never have bare walls. Fill them with photographs and artworks that say something to you and who knows, when you’re struggling to finish the first chapter of your latest novel they might even provide the inspiration you need.
Landing / NYC, NY, $350 from Create Collect
THE READING MATERIAL
For down time, only a really good book will suffice. Written by John Bridges and commissioned by Gentleman’s outfitter, Brooks Brothers, this expanded edition offers some useful tips.
How to be a Gentleman by John Bridges, £35 from Mr Porter
THE LETTER OPENER
Why use your fingers when you can prise open a letter with exact precision. The marble handle is just an added bonus.
Italian Marble Letter Opener, £12 from John Lewis
THE CIGAR CUTTER
Made from solid chrome, this James J. Fox is the Rolls Royce of the cigar cutting world.
James J. Fox Cigar Cutter, £248 from Selfridges
For times when you need to unwind, a glass of the brown stuff never disappoints. This award-winning Hibiki 12 year old comes highly recommended.
Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old, £51.95 from The Whisky Exchange