The most essential element of any desk, whether it’s for kids or adults, is smart organization. They’ll be spending a ton of time here reading, learning their numbers, exploring new ideas and using their imagination. Create a space that makes it easy to focus on one thing at a time. TROFAST stores their schoolwork, artwork and papers that need to be recycled. Drawer organisers keep their desk essentials tidy, overhead shelves are perfect for notebooks and books, and a magnet board can be used to post their schedules and certificates they’ve earned.
Comfort is totally key. Make sure you have a good direct light to focus on the desktop, as well as some mood lighting. A sturdy and ergonomically correct chair is also a must. And don’t forget a seat for yourself. We chose this step stool since it can be used to reach things on the shelves.
“I love to do art projects, so I asked my mom to make a desk with lots of space for my arts and crafts supplies.”
Greta, 7 years old
It’s not all work, work, work! Creative endeavours need space, too. Martina mounted a curtain rod to the wall and added curtain rings with clips to hang a small basket for organising (you could also display artwork here). The rod is a perfect place to hang a roll of paper and keeps the desktop free of clutter. This cool light box is a fun way to create and show off projects, and the desk pad keeps the desk protected from paint and scratches.
Interior designer: Martina Andersson
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copywriter: Vanessa Algotsson
Photographer: Oskar Falck
Editor: Linda Harkell