THE BEST Desks

Real Soft Desk

Real Soft Desk

Dawoon Song came up with a great way to take a power nap without looking like an alien under arrest. The Real Soft Desk’s upholstery eliminates the tabletop’s hard edges and flat surface.

UrbanDesk

UrbanDesk

UrbanDesk combines a full-size desk and a full-size bed into one. There is ample clearance between the bed and the desk so you don’t even have to clear off the desk when you fold down the bed.

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NextDesk Terra

NextDesk Terra

The NextDesk Terra is an adjustable height desk. It has an easy to use control panel that can store up to 3 height settings. It’s made from recycled aluminum and bamboo and is highly customizable.

Focal Locus Workstation

Focal Locus Workstation

The Locus desk and chair encourage a position halfway between sitting and standing. Both pieces are highly adjustable so you can find a position that works for you, your tools and your workflow.

Kangaroo Pro Adjustable Desk

Kangaroo Pro Adjustable Desk

An adjustable height platform designed to hold computers, perfect for those looking for a standing desk but don’t want to ditch their existing workstation. There’s also one for iMacs for $549.

Scribe Lap Desk

Scribe Lap Desk

The Scribe lets you choose between two surfaces, one more raised than the other – the former perfect for using a laptop, the latter for writing. It also has straps to secure pens and books.

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Richards’ Trunk Desk

Based on an early 1900s steamer trunk which traveled the world, these remakes are built using the same techniques as the original: wood frames, hand-waxed canvas, and hand-hammered pins.

West Elm Lap Desk

West Elm Lap Desk

A combination of a lacquered solid wood surface atop a soft cotton cushion provides both a stable and comfortable working surface while you lounge on the couch. Measures 18″ x 15″ x 3″.

Noa Bembibre Calendar

Noa Bembibre Calendar

We love the bold typography and nonsensical sayings that Noa Bembibre’s calendar has to offer. Sold in an edition of 700, it’s printed in four colors on and finished with black ribbon binding,

Cantilevered Laptop Desks

Cantilevered Laptop Desks

Etsy seller dniceboater makes these desks using wood, bronze and aluminum with brass, copper or steel bases. They make great stand-up desks or bed desks, but they need to have lockable wheels.

The Origin Workstation

The Origin Workstation

Crafted from reclaimed gym flooring and powder-coated steel, Mirato’s massive 4′ x 10′ workstation is the perfect computer desk for sports fanatics or just those of you who crave surface area.

GeekDesk

GeekDesk

An electronically height-adjustable desk. GeekDesk 2 goes from 21″ to 48″ high with a lifting capacity of 275lbs, while GeekDesk Max goes from 23″ to 49″ and lifts up to 335lbs. Demo videos here.

Aviator Wing Desk

Aviator Wing Desk

Drawing design inspiration from WWII fighter planes, this unique desk is built from patches of aluminum layered over hardwood, attached with exposed steel screws to simulate rivets.

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La Boite Concept Speaker Desk

La Boite Concept Speaker Desk

Combining a work desk for your laptop with an audiophile-grade, room-filling 7-speaker, 120-watt sound system, the La Boite Concept LD 120 is a real thing, despite the “concept” in its name.

15-Baluster Desk

15-Baluster Desk

Calling this desk unique would simply not suffice. Its balustrade is made of hand-turned solid elm, while the desk surface are elm timbers reclaimed from 19th-century courtyard floors and doors.

Steelcase Node School Desk

Steelcase Node School Desk

The Steelcase Node school desk, available in 12 colors, takes ye olde high school desk/chair combo and modernizes it with improved ergonomics, integrated mobility and simple, no-tool assembly.

The Pratt Home Office

The Pratt Home Office

West Elm challenged 2 teams of ID students at the Pratt Institute to create eco-friendly office furniture using FSC certified materials; the resulting Pratt home office collection oozes responsible chic.

The Mobile Office

The Mobile Office

Designed by Tim Vinke, this puzzle-like block is a complete office on wheels. There’s a desk, two chairs, and even a lamp. The squishy expanded foam surfaces are probably pretty comfy too.

Flip Desk

Flip Desk

Make the best out of tight quarters with West Elm’s Flip Desk: it looks like a classic campaign table, but flips open to reveal a desk with slide-out desktop, drawer, and open cubby.

Metal Roll Top Desk

Metal Roll Top Desk

Get Back’s Metal Roll Top Desk looks better than most contemporary desks a quarter its age; this vintage-style desk has been completely refinished with brushed silver and brass accents.

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Mayfair Steamer Trunk

Mayfair Steamer Trunk

There’s no room for junk in the Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk; finished with cigar leather and 3,000+ brass nailheads, it’s a high-end mini office with pull-down desktop and bookshelves.

The Space Bar

The Space Bar

Simple, space saving, and sleek, The Space Bar is more like an aluminum parking spot for your keyboard, hiding it away when not in use; also included: six USB ports at the front.

Envelop Desk

Envelop Desk

Sit back and relax work with Herman Miller’s Envelop Desk; it features an “infield” that slides and pivots to support your forearms, allowing you to keep a more comfortable posture.

DIY: Dual Monitor Stand

DIY: Dual Monitor Stand

It’s only able to swivel slightly, but for less than $15 it’s tough to beat this DIY Dual Monitor Stand; it’s mounted to a desk and made with galvanized steel pipe, PVC pipe, and wood.

Fortress of Solitude Desk

Fortress of Solitude Desk

Scott Trosclair is one super man: he’s turned his cubicle at a film animation studio into a mini Fortress of Solitude, complete with LED-lit acrylic crystals and a hand-sculpted Jorel head.

DIY: LED/Plexiglass Desk

DIY: LED/Plexiglass Desk

Will Urbina’s “The Desk” is an uber-case mod which puts the computer in a see-through, LED-lit Plexiglass table; perched above is “The Tower”, is a 5-drive hard disk cluster.

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