In response to the growing number of people who work at home and a need for increasingly multi-functional spaces, this writing desk was designed to blend into a modern living room. The Secretary is a writing desk by Isabel Ahm with hidden storage under a hinged countertop. The raised level functions as a shelf for home accessories, books or a lamp – helping the workspace to look at home in a more informal environment. Pens, cables and other office accessories can be hidden inside the body, underneath the main writing surface. The desk is part of the Need furniture collection, designed to improve everyday life for young families based on research into their behavior in the home.