There's something reassuring about a man behind a solid wood desk, leaning on a leather writing mat with notes of beeswax circulating around him. That's why the majority of legal businesses still persist in operating from wood-lined shrines to times past. But fustiness doesn't have to be part of the picture when putting together an office that communicates competence and reliability - take the Pearson Hardman offices in Suits, for example. Just as heritage fabrics and tailoring have their place in the wardrobes of today's dapper dressers, the design world is cherishing classic materials and craftsmanship, and finding ways to twist and tweak them to bring something fresh to the table, the lamp and the swivel chair. Here's how to show you mean business - with style.
Words by Ms Emma Moore, beauty and lifestyle director of Wallpaper*