You can try not to be charmed by the Esme collection, but with those rounded edges and splayed solid-ash legs, resistance is futile. Its 1960s office look delights every time. Made by a family-run manufacturer, who are experts on making smooth curves. They’ve got bending plywood sheets and adding an ash veneer down to a fine art. You need to look at the desk from all angles to fully appreciate it. The scooped sides, the rounded edges… Even the hole for electrical cables adds to the design. The legs are tapered, rounded and coated with a clear lacquer. Just imagine how cool the desk would look with your computer and some well-placed stationary. Multiply that coolness by three when you factor in the media unit and coffee table.