The self-contained design of the AKIRA bureau makes it a special statement piece and turns a place to write into a cosy retreat. The desktop can be extended for use via a push-to-open mechanism. Beneath it, a full-width storage compartment offers perfect storage for laptops and notebooks, with a front flap that is opened via the grip recesses on the sides. On the far side of the desktop is a further compartment for keeping pens and other office utensils. This is half-covered by a sliding lid that offers easy access to the contents and which, along with the fixed shelf on the left, provides a handy place to showcase collectibles, lucky charms and the like. The fixed shelf conceals two electrical sockets. AKIRA comes in a wide range of matt painted finishes for an individual look, and – as a special feature – the desktop and interior can be ordered in a different colour from the rest of the body, adding an extra highlight to the overall design. Whether in home offices or as a favourite place for private correspondence and chats, AKIRA is highly versatile and playful as well as useful.