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Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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A collaborative studio that celebrates classic mid-century modernism alongside groundbreaking contemporary style, Lawson-Fenning and its designs for lounge chairs, side tables, sofas and other furniture epitomize the eclectic vibrancy of Southern California. 

Design students Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning met at Pasadena’s ArtCenter College of Design in the 1990s. They shared a love of vintage furniture and, inspired by the area’s welcoming atmosphere and furniture-filled flea markets, the pair set down roots. 

Lawson and Fenning rented out a studio space in Old Town Pasadena to develop new furnishings for the home as well as rework vintage pieces. Soon, passersby took notice of their original designs and wandered into the space to buy them. The pair later turned their studio into a retail outfit — initially calling it Rm. 107 before they later changed their name to Lawson-Fenning — and expanded their business to become the sophisticated design powerhouse it is today.

Lawson-Fenning’s flagship store sits on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California, where both original, handmade furniture and 20th century vintage pieces are on offer. A warm simplicity and a laid-back SoCal vibe radiates from the company’s signature works, and their own sought-after sofas, bar stools and desks pair cozily in any living room alongside vintage Moroccan rugs, bentwood lounge chairs by Arne Norell or sculptural lamps by Greta Magnusson Grossman. The studio also takes pride in a range of partnerships it has forged with other designers and brands — while Lawson-Fenning offers a collection of pieces from the likes of Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Allied Maker, Bradley Duncan and others, many of their partners have collaborated on exclusive lines of furniture with LF, too.   

On 1stDibs find Lawson-Fenning seating, tables, lighting and case pieces.

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Creator: Lawson-Fenning
Oak Niguel Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel desk features brass cap feet and a brass cross-stretcher with lacquered interior drawers. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is designed and handmade in Los Angeles, Californ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Niguel Writing Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel writing desk features solid turned legs, brass cap feet and lacquered interior drawers. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is designed and handmade in Los Angeles, California....
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Oiled Oak Ojai Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Ojai desk has four drawers and features solid American walnut or white oak trestle legs. The drawer handles are made of solid carved wood. The Lawson-Fenning Ccollection is des...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Walnut Ojai Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Ojai desk has four drawers and features solid American walnut or white oak trestle legs. The drawer handles are made of solid carved wood. Shown here in Natural Walnut. The Law...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Cork-Topped Parkman Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Parkman desk features a Parsons-style waterfall shape with cork on the top and sides and three drawers. Available in American walnut or white oak and 5 different cork colors. Th...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Cork, Walnut

Oiled Oak Ojai Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Ojai desk has four drawers and features solid American walnut or white oak trestle legs. The drawer handles are made of solid carved wood. The Lawson-Fenning Ccollection is des...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Niguel Writing Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel writing desk features solid turned legs, brass cap feet and lacquered interior drawers. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is designed and handmade in Los Angeles, Californi...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Oak Niguel Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel desk features brass cap feet and a brass cross-stretcher with lacquered interior drawers. Shown here in Rocky Beach pigmented oak The Lawson-Fenning Collection is desig...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Cork-Topped Oak Parkman Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Parkman desk features a Parsons-style waterfall shape with cork on the top and sides and three drawers. Available in American walnut or white oak and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Cork

Walnut Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Maker's desk is made of American walnut or white oak and has three push-to-open drawers. The case rests on a matte black powder-coated base, and features perforated steel detail ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Oak Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Maker's desk is made of American walnut or white oak and has three push-to-open drawers. The case rests on a matte black powder-coated base, and features perforated steel detail ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lawson-Fenning Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

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Lawson-fenning desks and writing tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Lawson-Fenning desks and writing tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Lawson-Fenning desks and writing tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original desks and writing tables by Lawson-Fenning were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 21st century and contemporary. Prices for Lawson-Fenning desks and writing tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,975 and can go as high as $5,475, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,850.

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