As a style-conscious creative, you want a workspace that not only offers comfort and professionalism but also reflects your unique aesthetic. That way, you'll greet every workday at home with a smile, knowing you'll be encased in an environment you've personally crafted to your needs. And that will instantly make you more motivated, creative and productive.
In our previous article, we explored the world of stylish and comfortable office chairs. Now, it's time to complete your dream workspace with a selection of beautiful desks, all offering the perfect balance between style and comfort.
These ten handpicked desks combine elegance, functionality and craftsmanship, ensuring your home office becomes a space you're proud of. We've included models to suit all budgets, ranging from minimalist to feature-packed, so you're sure to find what you're looking for in our list below.
Got a small area for your home office? This desk takes up little floor space yet still has a drawer unit to store papers and other important things. It's made of board-on-frame, a strong and lightweight material, so it's sturdy without being too heavy. The cut-out handles add character and make it easy to grip and open the drawers. Overall, this desk is both functional and visually appealing and offers great value for such a low price.
First produced in 1953, this desk bears all the hallmarks of designer Jean Prouve's signature utilitarian style. Taking inspiration from the simple hinged arms of a pair of compasses, it's both industrial and elegant, with the steel legs carrying a solid wood table top upon them. Available in an extensive selection of colourways and wood finishes, its sleek form will add a touch of sophistication to your home office.
Designed by celebrated Breton-born brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, this desk combines streamlined design with Scandinavian charm. Uncomplicated, hard-wearing and crafted with quality materials, it's perfect for daily use. This minimalist design can coordinate with a range of styled environments, and there's an array of wood finishes and colours to choose from – to best coordinate with your space.
Want the flexibility to switch between sitting and standing positions? This desk received a German Design Award for Office Furniture and for good reason. The creation of designers Anna von Schewen and Björn Dahlström, this ergonomic adjustable-height desk is similar to a traditional trestle table but without a heavy appearance. There's also a cable tray to store all your wires neatly and efficiently.
Another impressively affordable choice from IKEA, this desk offers a great blend of functionality and style. You can mix and match your choice of tabletop and legs or choose the ready-made combination. Strong and lightweight, this desk is made with a technique that uses fewer raw materials, reducing environmental impact. Overall, its sleek design and integrated storage compartments make it a practical and aesthetic choice.
The key to remaining healthy while at work is to alternate between standing and sitting. Float makes this almost effortless and instant, without the need for awkward cranks and noisy, slow motors. It uses a patented counterbalance mechanism, is cleverly designed and encourages an active workspace by allowing the user to move effortlessly from sit to stand positions. Float is also available as an electric option.
Designed by Salih Teskeredžić, this minimalist desk is crafted from solid oak, with clean lines and smooth finish features. Features two shelving compartments; it's ideal for contemporary home offices. Teskeredžić once said: "For me, designing is like a game – just like a child of three plays with toys, I consider my pencil a joy! I design for pleasure: it's never a chore". This elegant design and functional shelf offer a stylish workspace for creative professionals.
Designed by Hans Hornemann, the Normann Copenhagen Table is a real statement piece. Its contemporary silhouette and high-quality materials are perfect if you're going for a sophisticated and modern home office. Yes, it's primarily designed as a dining table, but it's also suggested as an alternative to a writing desk in the office. And we think that makes a lot of sense if you're not bothered about drawers and just want a beautifully minimalist desk.
This elegant desk from IKEA combines graceful, stylish lines with carefully thought-out functions. It features two generously-sized drawers: one where you can hide what you don't want to see and one where you can display what you want to see more of. The curved shield creates a feeling of private space and makes the desk look nice from behind. The shield has a narrow opening to lead cables out to the back. And the hook can be placed either to the left or right of the desk to hang a bag or headphones.
Designed in the 1960s by Wim Rietveld, the iconic Pyramid Desk's geometric design and high-quality craftsmanship have long made it a focal point of creative inspiration. And now it's making a comeback. This classic industrial desk made of wood and steel will inspire you with its timeless and rustic charm, adding a sculptural element to your home office.
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