Design trends: home office

With flexible, well-designed furniture and clever gadgetry, working from home has never been easier
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Thanks to lightweight laptops, smart phones and wi-fi, working from home has never been easier - nor needed less space. What we do need is flexible, well-designed furniture and clever gadgetry that can make the home office more comfortable, from wireless stereo speakers (for easy conference calls or playing music) to desk lamps that double as an iPad dock. Or why not take off to the garden to work in an office in a pod?

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A Space of My Own, by Caroline Clifton Mogg: Inspirational ideas for home offices, craft room and studies. Published by RPS, £19.99. Visit
The D’E-light by Philippe Starck for Flos is a light with a USB socket so it can double as an iPad dock; £253. Visit
An OfficePOD brings new meaning to the term “outdoor room”. Pop one in a corner of the garden and avoid the distractions of family life when you have a deadline to meet. From about £15,000. Visit
The AQ Smart Speaker with Apple Air Play allows you to set up conference calls or listen to music with a wireless (stereo) speaker; compatible with Skype and iTunes library or via a downloadable App; £199. Available from November. Visit
This Moshi Moshi phone allows you to use your smartphone like a handset and reduces radiation by more than 95 per cent; £24.99. Visit
Flexible, colourful, portable ladder storage shelves from M&S, in green, pink or natural; £129. Visit
Home office desk with a set of drawers that can be turned round so they can sit on the left or right-hand side, in black or walnut; £399. Visit

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