The Humble Origins of the Hendrix Desk

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Pottery Barn designers are well skilled at finding the diamond in the rough when seeking out design inspiration. When one of the team’s furniture designers headed to a flea market in Texas, he found inspiration in a decrepit carpenter’s table hidden under pots and pans at an outdoor booth.

“I found an old work table that was sitting in the dirt and I thought, ‘This would make a great desk,” explained our in-house designer, Brice.

The resulting desk stayed true to the spirit and look of the original inspiration table — right down to the vise on one table leg. The new table was updated in a few ways for the 21st century, including the addition of an asymmetrical drawer that conceals a three-plug strip for recharging necessary devices like tablets, phones, and more.

Our designers also thought smart when it came to proportion. The Hendrix desk is available in a large size as well as a smaller size that’s more suited to smaller homes or apartment dwellers.

Constructed from heirloom pine, the desk’s look would provide a bold centerpiece for a home office. We also love to imagine it against a library wall, surrounded by built-in bookshelves. Where would you add this desk in your home?



Love it? Check out the Hendrix Small Smart Technology Desk and Hendrix Large Smart Technology Desk in stores or online.





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