A desk is a desk is a desk. Or is it? A desk plays a vital role in today’s civilisation whether you need space for architectural creations, workspace and space for your peripherals or just a space to share a coffee. A desk is used at home as much as at the office and comfort comes to mind when thinking of buying a new desk. Check these desks out that include some creative designs that will satisfy any need.
1. Branch Standing Desk
Designed for stability, the Branch Standing Desk is an exercise of form and function. The beautifully crafted piece of furniture features dual motors and three-stage columns for a quick, quiet raise. Better yet, the high-tech standing desk also comes with easy wire organisation with brushed cable grommet; centimetre-level adjustment and a keypad with four memory presets.
Material: Impact- and stain-resistant laminated melamine top, with coated 3mm steel legs
Colour: Woodgrain, walnut, or white
2. Blidu Desk by Tom Schuster
The Blidu is an innovative workplace designed for the modern age. Integrated into the table are a docking station for your smartphone and tablet as well as 4 USB hubs. A drawer in the desk hides your notebook to minimise the space used on the desk while maintaining usability with all additional gadgets while in the drawer.
Designer: Tom Schuster
Features: docking station, 4 USB hubs
3. Herman Miller Airia Desk
The Airia desk balance fine furniture design with features to help keep you organised. Clutter-like peripherals, papers, and coffee mugs can be placed on the elevated surface giving you more workspace on the primary surface. Removable covered cutouts route and hide cables and wires and the drawer has three removable organiser trays for smaller items. Find a matching Herman Miller chai in our article 17 Best Office and Desk Chairs for Any Office.
Designer: Ayako Takase, Cutter Hutton
Features: cork-lined drawers, built-in organisers
4. Stand Desk
Research shows that sitting at a desk the whole day is the new killer after smoking. Stand desk is an innovative design at the fraction of the cost of any other desk that offers a similar feature. With the press of the button, the desk elevates to your liking and you can continue work as per normal, only you will be standing now instead of sitting. Ideal if you have a bad back.
Material: laminate, bamboo, reclaimed & natural wood
Price: from $469
5. Walter Desk
Sometimes less is more. The Walter is a flat surface top with a drawer on each side. The rolled and hexagon steel legs give the desk a feeling of floating in the air. The top and drawers are made from reclaimed oak wood making this one of the most environmentalist desks around.
Designer: Olga Guanabara
Features: strong, angular legs of crisscrossed hexagonal steel, broad surface, storage drawers
Material: reclaimed oak
6. Symbol Audio Desk
A little bit of the right music can stimulate and improve concentration and production. Or so I have heard. But do you really need an excuse to have a desk with built-in speakers? Behind cabinet doors are two 4inch high-efficiency, full-range drivers, with titanium cones and paired with a 1/4inch subwoofer. The speakers can be used with wireless streaming for a wire-free work surface.
7. The Laura Desk
The Laura desk is writing desk that is simple yet functional and modern. The three cubbies at the back end hide two ports back in the shadow. There are two angled drawers for simple storage solutions for small items like pens, paperclips, smartphones and notebooks.
8. Locus Sphere Workstation
The Locus Sphere workstation is another standing desk. This one though is much like buying a car. You want the base you get the base but all other additions to the desk is at an extra cost. One nice feature of this desk is that you can tilt it for a more ergonomic posture. You need to crank it manually to adjust the height but is easily done with the German crank system.
Features: 2 adjustments, removable cup holders
Material: 13-layer plywood
Price: from $1,975
9. Minimal Wall Desk
This float wall desk is easy to mount to any wall type and can be used as a full desktop station or writing desk. The design enables you to use it as a standing desk or a traditional height sitting desk. The desk has a full surface slide out tray and wire management slot.
Features: drawer extends out 9″, large keyboard tray
Material: walnut, rift oak
10. Cartesia Desk Tamo Tree
At first glance of the Cartesia desk, it looks like an oversized Chinese puzzle box. The advantage of this desk is that the drawers is of 2 directional design allowing you to access multiple storages at the same time as well as eliminating blind spots in the back of the drawer. A small side drawer can store our electric cables.
Features: novel drawer system (opens from the front or side)
Material: Tamo tree, walnut
11. Stir Kinetic Desk
The Stir Kinectic desk is an easy adjustable standing desk that with a double tap returns to your pre-set sitting height. As with XBOX kinect, the desk sense your presence and keep record of how much time was spend sitting or standing and the calories burned by standing. In active mode it reminds you gently that it is time to change your position. The desk is also equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi so that it can connect with wellness and fitness apps. It also features built in AC and USB power ports to connect and power your devices.
Features: in-desktop power and cable storage, connected and smart
12. Artifox Desk
The Artifox is where technology and craft intersect. The integrated groove holds tablets, phones, or notebooks. The devices are standing and accessible with chargers and cords running beneath the desk surface for uncluttered cable management. A writable and erasable surface is provided for jotting down ideas or for a collaborative working environment. There’s also a standing version of this desk you can see in our article 12 Best Standing Desks for Your Home Office
Features: minimalist, lightweight, dock, grid, hook
Material: solid hardwood, scratch resistant power coated steel
Price: from $1,050
13. Details Walkstation
This desk is taking the standing desk to a new level by adding a treadmill. The advantage is that you don’t need to gym after work as you did it the whole day already. The whisper quiet treadmill has a max speed of 2 mph and has all the normal bells and whistles of a treadmill with displays for speed, calories burned, distance covered and time.
14. Herman Miller Envelop Desk
The Envelop desk has a flexible work surface that slides to envelop you as you work. The desk has an unique seven degree tilt for the optimal distance and angle from your monitor. Everything moves along keeping your eyes focused and your body aligned in a comfortable position. To enjoy the full benefit you need the Embody chair to go with the desk.
Features: flexible work surface
15. 1910 American Trestle Drafting Table
Return to the 20th century with this drafting table crafted from cast iron topped with a broad wooden work surface that lifts, lowers and tilts to suit the worker and task at hand. The bell curved trestle base offers stability through the full range of settings.
Price: from $1,237
16. Herman Miller George Nelson Table
The classic, sculpted design is perfect for any home or office, from a meeting space to the dining area. The tapered curve metal tubes are rounded off with walnut veneer and solid walnut stretchers providing plenty of work space.
17. MILK Classic Desk
The MILK classic is designed to feed your body and mind by giving you a smart stylish workspace to customise to your every need. The four compartments can be used from a storage and charging place for your phone to a square fish tank. A handy cable storage rack tucks everything neatly away out of sight.
Features: adjustable, with 4 compartments, cable tray, cable outlets, electrical height adjustment
18. Modernlink James Desk
The James desk is built from bamboo and stainless steel and features conveniently designed drawers with adjustable inserts and integrated desk-top gills to help you keep your life streamlined. The top is large enough for 24×36 inch architectural drawings, large format prints or maps. This is a big one.
19. Bluelounge Studio Desk
The StudioDesk hides all your peripherals and excess cables under a sliding desktop surface. It is easy to access from above and an elongated slot across the width of the desktop allows the necessary cables to enter or exit at any point. An extra-large version is also available.
Material: solid wood
Price: from $749
20. Celine Desk
If space is a problem but you still require a desk, this dainty aesthetic piece with gently tapering conical legs will be the perfect fit for you. The small proportions and slim hidden drawer gives you the workspace without the bulk.
Designer: Nazanin Kamali
Material: black stain, oak, walnut
Price: from £415.83
21. Covet Desk
The Covet desk provides a simple but practical design for an innovative storage solution integrated into its solid oak or walnut frame. The surface is glass creating an aesthetically pleasing desk. The storage space eliminates the need for a small bookshelf.
Designer: Shin Azumi
Material: oak, stained walnut
Price: from £929.17
22. Hecklerdesign OneLess Desk
The OneLess desk is an innovative design. The one desk raises your display to the perfect lien of sight with your keyboard and mouse right beneath your fingertips. The lower desk can be tucked in neatly beneath the upper desk making this an excellent space saver. The upper desk features a peripheral shelf to manage the cables keeping everything tucked away.
23. Clybourn Desk
This mid-century is an executive statement. A thick solid walnut top floats on four brushed stainless steel supports for keyboard and mouse storage or even your laptop. The desk comes with two storage drawers and one letter file with brushed aluminium pulls. Squared stainless steel sled legs appear to continue under the floating desktop.
Designer: Blake Tovin of Tovin Design
Features: slide-out laptop/keyboard shelf
Material: solid American walnut, walnut veneer, engineered wood
24. Flat-Bar Storage Desk
For a simple but sophisticated desk, the flat-bar storage desk provides generous work and storages space in one streamlined package. It includes one supply drawer and one file drawer.
25. Torino Desk
The Torino is another space saver desk. A large part of the top can slide open to reveal the drawer section where you can store your papers and notebook when not in use. Perfect for a small place where it can serve as a dual purpose desk and table.
Features: slide-open drawer for storage
26. Level M by Gabriel Texido
The Level M range combines unique contemporary design with an age-old tradition of craftsmanship. Each piece is crafted and finished by hand from the master cabinetmakers and reflects attention to detail, exacting standards and visionary inspiration.
What is the best home office desk?
The overall best home office desk is the Tribesigns Modern Simple Computer Desk from Amazon.
What is a good size office desk?
It is important to choose your desk size based on the size of your space and your usage. A standard desk size is 60 inch x 30inch with a height of 30 inches.