Emphasis by William Hands

  • Emphasis by William Hands

The Emphasis Collection

The EMPHASIS collection embodies the design and manufacturing philosophy of William Hands; architectural aesthetic, considered proportions, clearly defined linear forms and beautifully refined signature details. Hand-crafted from the finest, sustainable natural veneers and solid timbers, expertly selected and finished to the highest possible standards.

EMPHASIS is the culmination of an extensive dialogue between design and development. An initiative born out of the ever present requirement to provide high quality, considered Executive workplace furniture with an understated universal appeal from a British furniture maker.

Approachability and the need for collaboration are equally important and EMPHASIS desks support these principles via their inviting open form and generous working surfaces.

Co-ordinating storage elements offer a practical and stunning backdrop to the main work and meeting component. Soft close doors and drawers enhance the feeling of refinement, while horizontal grain directions on the front elevation elongate the proportions of each piece.

A monochrome palette of contrasting lacquer and glass elements provide definition and a sharp backdrop against which the beautiful, natural timber elements can be admired. Hidden vertical cable management provision allows services to be completely hidden from view even in the collections purest stand-alone form. EMPHASIS desks are available with two height variants for modesty panels in a choice of materials and finishes allowing the user to tailor the desk to suit their requirements. Alternatively, desks supplied with only the cable beam, create a lighter aesthetic quality.

CORPORATE SUITE - EXECUTIVE DESKING - The EMPHASIS range reflects these values through its refined geometry, timeless aesthetic and design architecture. Linear forms, clean lines and the finest material combinations serve to convey an aura of professionalism and strong principles. Co-ordinating tables offered within the range allow the user to host a collaborative forum away from the main working desk. Fully integrated IT solutions allow a seamless shift from private working to conference and presentations. EMPHASIS table bases in complementary monochrome colours elevate the table top surface and facilitate discreet cable management.

MANAGEMENT DESKING AND STORAGE - Understated British craftsmanship, unique signature detailing and a luxurious depth of finish that becomes apparent over time, project an air of confidence and maturity. The use of quarter cut, slip matched American White Oak set against a monochrome background creates a vista of contrast and dynamic shapes.

OPEN PLAN OFFICE DESKING SOLUTIONS - When EMPHASIS desks are employed in their most pure form and finished in a palette of lighter materials, they serve to create a dynamic open plan setting where creativity and productivity can flourish. Desk return elements offer users the opportunity to have variation in height, configuration and functionality while comprehensively housing IT equipment and the user’s essential workspace media. Under desk returns and credenzas are offered in multiple combinations of materials and finishes; allowing them to be specified in a variety of styles to dovetail with the desired environment aesthetic and design intent.

Signature Details

EMPHASIS signature detailing includes mitred end panels with a refined “birds beak” corner detail. Desk and storage tops are veneered long grain, elongating their form with the grain pattern “water falling” over end panels and down to floor level. Flush fitting “soft close” surface mounted access panels gracefully open to reveal IT, data and power connections. The integration of IT and other user defined services has been carefully considered to ensure there is no compromise to the clean lines of the EMPHASIS collection.

Complementary Elements

EMPHASIS desks are supported by a sharp and concise blend of complementary elements; with credenza cabinets and elegant console tables affording the opportunity to create a statement piece environment. EMPHASIS pedestals are available as freestanding components or built into the under desk storage returns. Available with various internals for housing the users media and essentials, styled to co-ordinate perfectly with the other elements within the collection.