Five key pieces to bring life to a gentleman’s study

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The Cassina furniture studio has created the ideal office chair to break with the convention of a leather Chesterton. An update to the iconic 635 Red and Blue chair design, originally designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1918, the new 635 Black Red and Blue has reshaped this master of 20th century design for the modern world. A black-stained beech wood structure has been softened with a single seat and backrest cushion that comes in either fabric or leather.

From £3,300,

Part of a rare group of pieces inspired by the first edition of legendary furniture maker Thomas Chippendale’s book The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director, this Wright and Elwick desk dates back to 1755. Despite its age, the engraved mahogany exterior is remarkably well preserved making it the perfect desk to keep an older gentleman feeling young. Although it is virtually priceless, sellers Ronald Phillips Antiques will accept offers above £100k.


These Smythson desk accessories will keep everything in order, from your handwritten correspondences to your fine writing instruments. The full collection will cost over £1,500, but you can buy items individually to complement any antique letter racks or writing sets you might already own.

Pot, £195. Desk Blotter, £495. Letter Rack, £495. Pen Pot, £395,

Chelsea bookstore Peter Harrington sells beautifully bound collected works. This 1970-82 set of first edition volumes of gentleman novelist Grahame Green’s books is a great place to build your set. You can also get bespoke libraries catered to your particular literary appetite including everything from modern to classic fiction and poetry.


The Play A9 unites all your B&O products into one wireless system. Available in rose gold, smoked oak, white and black, the A9 can also be ordered with additional covers in a range of colours and materials in collaboration with textiles brand Kvadrat. Unlike the other electronics you are trying to hide away, you’ll want to display this to the world. •


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