Since more of us are working from home it was only a matter of time before the big retailers caught on to the demand for affordable office furniture. And some of the ranges on offer are, to be fair, pretty appalling quality. No so with this Abacus collection from John Lewis though.
Although reasonably priced, the units are decent quality with a predominance of oak veneer panels and solid oak drawer fronts. Maybe not quite up to the spec you’d expect in a commercial office but not so far off; and for a lot less money too.
Whether you just want a bookcase or simple desk there are a few options to choose from. So no matter if your home office is a makeshift affair in the corner of the bedroom, or if you have an entire spare room to play with, you should be able to get exactly what you need.
There are 4 sizes of freestanding bookcases to choose from…
Abacus 3 Shelf Bookcase – with a central fixed shelf and 2 height-adjustable shelves. W77 × D33 × H116 cm. £129
Abacus 5 Shelf Bookcase – one fixed shelf and 4 height-adjustable shelves. W77 × D33 × H166 cm. £179
Abacus 7 Shelf Bookcase – a tall unit with one fixed and 6 height-adjustable shelves. W77 × D33 × H210 cm. £229
Abacus 5 Shelf Bookcase with Doors – an open bookcase and 2 door cupboard with an internal shelf. W80 × D34 × H207 cm. £350
A small desk, a corner desk and a regular pedestal style desk…
Abacus Small Desk – ideal for small spaces as a laptop desk or study desk. An optional keyboard tray is also available so this desk could also accommodate a traditional desktop setup if need be. W80 × D42 × H74 cm. £99
Abacus Corner Desk – a corner unit is an ideal space-saver if you don’t want to compromise on desk space. This desk also has shelving built-in and the optional keyboard tray can also be utilised. W137 × D42 × H74 cm. £229
Abacus Filing Desk – a standard form desk with pedestal drawers that can be set on the left or the right. 2 standard depth drawers are complemented with a deep drawer for suspension files. W120 × D65 × H74 cm. £299
A wooden filing cabinets to suit all needs…
Abacus Narrow Filing Cabinet – a compact 2 drawer unit, ideal for under a desk or as a combined cabinet and printer stand. W43 × D42 × H74 cm. £179
Abacus 3 Drawer Narrow Filing Cabinet – the same dimensions as the unit above but with a single deep drawer in the base and two smaller drawers above. W43 × D42 × H74 cm. £199
Abacus Large Filing Cabinet – deeper in size with 2 drawers for a greater number of A4 suspension files. W43 × D65 × H74 cm. £229
And, 4 different sizes of storage cupboard…
Abacus Narrow Cupboard – freestanding unit with a single shelf. The door can be positioned to open from the left or the right. W43 × D42 × H74 cm. £150
Abacus Wide Storage Cupboard – a 2 door cupboard with a single shelf. There is also a cut-out in the back to run cables through if needed. W80 × D42 × H74 cm. £229
Abacus 3-Drawer Wide Filing Chest – a trio of wide drawers; the lower of which has runners for storing suspension files. W80 × D42 × H74 cm. £279
Abacus Printer Trolley – a neat 2-tier shelf on castors. Perfect for storing a printer, spare paper and peripherals. W43 × D42 × H43 cm. £99
Abacus Keyboard Tray – this slide out keyboard tray can be added to one of the desk units to provide more working space. W63 × D35 × H7 cm. £49 from johnlewis.com
The Abacus Home Office Range is available exclusively from John Lewis, in stores or online via johlewis.com
Looking for a cheaper option? These Metro Bookcases & Storage Units come in various sizes and offer an economical home office storage solution.