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The office over the centuries

The office over the centuries



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As the school year approaches, all eyes are on the flagship piece of furniture for September: the office. The opportunity to return to the evolution of this essential furniture, both at home and at school, in college or at work. Originally, the "writing table" was reserved for monks, the only people who could read and write. But as of the 17th century, the growth and the need for various professions like the doctors or notaries to have a piece of furniture where to study the books, to write documents, but especially where to make accounts, contribute to diversify its use beyond the religious domain… The office was born. Since then, the office has never left the interiors, however experiencing changes in styles and forms: cabinet, secretary, school desk from the 1950s, today's ultra-functional office equipped with drawers, lockers and rolling tables . But the old models are coming back up to date! In the child's bedroom, wooden school desks with an old-fashioned look are popular, driven by a wave of nostalgia and the desire for traditional decor. On the adult side, practicality prevails: the offices blend in everywhere, whether in a closet, in the living room, in the hallway or in the bedroom. As for their appearance, there is something for everyone, from classics to more design, compacts to XXL models. Photos to inspire or to dream… Discover "Decorative photos"