Rendered in thick acrylic and African ebony, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams‘ new Avalon desk could single-handedly revive the art of letter writing. And, while the details are lovely — polished stainless-steel ring hardware, slow-close doors and drawers, and beveled edges — it’s also a get-down-to-business piece of furniture. A floating storage console with compartments that hold adjustable shelves and a letter-size file cabinet keep papers under control. Three sleek but ample drawers round up small items such as pens, paperclips, Post-It Notes or books of stamps — remember those? At Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.