Shortly after we completed and delivered the original Gates Table to Erin Gates, we began discussions of a new design to complement the table. Erin envisioned a desk that would harken back to the campaign desks of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with an updated aesthetic and more practical design for today’s use, and utilizing some of the design features of her dining table.
Bill and Erin went back and forth with sketches and ideas a few times before they landed on this: the new Gates Desk.
Built of solid white oak, with a custom finish and antiqued brass pulls, the Gates Desk has three drawers and measures 30”H x 60”L x 30”D – plenty of surface area for all of your workday needs.
Erin’s own desk has a custom finish and as we enter the Gates Desk as a signature design on our website and in our updated catalog (heading to the printer very soon!), the standard finish will be the Gates Finish we originally created for the Gates Table, a white wash on oak, as shown below. The new signature Gates Desk is priced at $4,275.
Earlier this week, Erin posted on her blog, Elements of Style Blog, about the process of designing a custom piece of furniture with Huston & Company, and included shots of the desk as it was being built in our workshop. Click HERE to see Erin’s post.
As with any of our signature designs, we’d be happy to customize the Gates Desk for you. We could change the number of drawers, modify the size, use a custom finish or a different wood species (wouldn’t this also be beautiful in cherry or walnut?). Just let us know how we can make this design work for you.
As Erin mentions in her post, we have built a vast number of custom Gates Dining Tables since Erin’s original was delivered. Not only has the Gates Table design led us to the desk design, but we also have a new Gates Trestle Table to introduce to you soon. Stay tuned.
The location shots for this post were staged and taken by Erin Gates at a private residence. The silouhettes were taken by CA Smith Photography in Kennebunk, Maine.