At over $1,000 the Rubens Desk designed by CompagnieÂ founder and architectÂ Jean-FranĂ§ois BellemĂ¨re is not cheap — but this desk is solid, beautifully designed and a piece your child will own for years. Cleverly made with attached mountains that act as a backdrop for small cars or other toys, kids will have fun with the playful, adventurous design aspect of this desk. Later, as your child grows, the “mountains” can be removed to become a more adult-minded piece of furniture. The desk is made with solid beech and lacquered MDFÂ in France with materials fromÂ sustainably managed forests.Â One of theÂ company’s main goals is toÂ simplify the manufacturing process and transportation process, thus saving materialsÂ while working closely with local businesses. The desktop is available in three different types including black, white and chalkboard and has slots for storing sheets, notebooks and pencils and a small porcelain cup fits like a fountain in the tray of the hole for extra writing utensils or, as the company suggests, even a small plant!