Desk/Work

UX4 Bracket Kit

Get a UX4 kit, a few 2x4s, a table surface, and you’re on your way to making your own custom table. How does that work, you ask? SWENYO’s UX4 Kit is a set of four steel brackets that accept 2x4s as legs. Want a standing desk? Cut your 2x4s at around 40″ (or just below your elbow height), slot them into the brackets, and screw the brackets onto your desk surface. TA-da! You’re done. Change the height and the top and make a coffee table, a dining table, or a nightstand. Further customize with paint. Fun!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Wall Desk by Norm.Architects

Small desks that fold away are rare these days, despite all of the laptops and tablets floating around us at home. That’s exactly why this minimalist drop-down Wall Desk catches the eye. It’s suited for a small work surface or as a minimalist valet or dressing table. There’s a cable management compartment for hiding messy cords away, and you’ve got the option of folding up the whole thing to keep things tidy and to create more space. And, to sweeten the deal, Menu is offering 20% off all their goods through the end of March (enter code MS2016 at checkout), so the desk is on sale for $160. Not too bad, eh?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Available from: A+R Store

Arco Desk by Design House Stockholm

You’d best steer clear of the Arco Desk if you’re allergic to clutter. However, if you like to arrange things just so and have everything within view, then take a long look at this oak trestle desk with tempered glass top. The drawer is completely visible, so there’s no hiding any secretive snacks or less than desirable belongings.The drawer also opens from either side, so feel free to float it away from the walls.
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Purchase Information:

Price: CAD572.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Toboggan® Pull Up Table

The Toboggan Pull Up Table is more suitable for a workspace than one’s living area- just take a look at those little plastic feet- they basically scream ‘put me in a shared office environment!’

So, if you happen to have some influence with the person in charge of ordering furniture for your office, you’d do well to point out that the table can serve as a small work surface or as a casual perch/stool. It’d be easy to move around a shared space, and it is available in several different finishes. To sweeten the deal, be sure to mention Knoll is having its Annual Sale, so you’d get 15% off if an order was placed before 9/29.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $361.00
Available from: Knoll

Hannah Desk

I bet you would write your best paragraph/email/novel on this desk. It’s streamlined with subtle curves on its corners and two slim drawers underneath, which is just enough space for desk essentials… and absolutely no clutter. Let’s hope any writing done on this desk mirrors its pared down, elegant aesthetic.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,385.00
Available from: Dwell Studio

Minimal Float Wall Desk

Are floating wall desks still a thing? If you think so, then this one will suit you just fine. Mount it to any wall for a multi-purpose workspace or landing pad. It’s especially suited for smaller spaces like bedrooms, as leg room isn’t an issue. Mount it at any height you want (standing maybe?), stick a laptop/monitor on it and voilà! you have a sleek little workstation that can hide your keyboard and papers away when you’re not using them. Choose between the Small (36″w) or Large (51″w) depending on your needs. Maybe it could even go in a large hallway as a floating console for keys and mail and such?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $649.00-799.00
Available from: 2modern

Uplift Adjustable Height Desk

Remember the Renew™ Executive Sit-to-Stand Desk featured last week? You might have thought it was a little out of your price range, and, if so, maybe you’ll find this Uplift Desk to be a bit more within reach. Sure, there’s a few differences you’ll notice between the two, but if you want a more affordable sit-stand option, this might be a winner. The steel frame has a motor in each leg to give 26″ of height adjustment- quickly and quietly. There’s also a memory keypad option to save the heights you use the most. Several different tops and a telescoping frame allow you to customize the look and width. Take a look at all the options to craft your ideal workspace.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $639.00+
Available from: UPLIFT Desk

Renew™ Executive Sit-to-Stand Desk

Hooray! Here’s another sit-to-stand desk, and it has a motorized lift to help make the transition fast and easy. We’ve all heard the news that sitting all day long is bad for us. If you’ve tried standing desks, you also know that it can be uncomfortable to stand for hours on end. So, what’s a person to do? Flexible workspaces are the answer, and will help counteract those negative effects of sitting too long. Switch between standing and sitting periodically for the best results- it’ll add hundreds of years to your life. Okay, you know that last part won’t happen, I threw that in to see if you were paying attention.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,749.00 - 2,249.00
Available from: DWR

Parsonal: Custom Furniture, On-Demand

Custom furniture? For $200-$650? Yes, please. Simply choose a product from Arrister’s catalog, customize the dimensions, and checkout. Their line is based on the Parsons table design, so there’s nothing fancy, just the tried-and-true basic lines of the familiar T-square design. What can you customize? All sorts of things: End Table, Coffee Table, Short Bookcase, Tall Bookcase, Sitting Desk, Standing Desk and Dining Table, for starters. You can finally get exactly the right dimensions without emptying your bank account. High five!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

The Ledge

Sure, this looks like a wall shelf at first glance, but it hides a small work surface inside. Urbancase’s The Ledge has a pullout shelf/work surface that’s pretty perfect for a laptop, plus a cord management system and drawer, all within a relatively small footprint. Plus, the ‘no legs’ bit will keep a space from feeling too cramped. Aaaand, just to make your day a teensy bit better, it’s currently on sale.
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Price: $1,432.25
Available from: Urbancase

Hacienda Table

How about a little hardware with your dining table? An oxidized iron X-base provides support for solid (sustainable) mango wood planks while smaller touches of polished aluminum adds a hint of industrial gleam. Inspired by old Swedish tapetserarbords (wallpaper tables), the designer Jonas Wahlström intends for this table to be just as suitable in the dining room as in an office or workspace.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Available from: CB2

Leather Trim Storage Desk

$699 for a leather, wood, and brass desk? Not too bad of a price, eh? Leather panels across the front surface of this desk lift up to access the drawers below. Brass studs and struts compliment the acacia veneered frame, while plenty of your desktop miscellany will fit into the double-cubbied drawers. There’s even cord cutouts and storage along the back. You’ll be organized and have money to spare. Now, let’s move on to what you can buy with that extra money…
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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

Adap.Table Legs

The Adap.Table Legs follow along the same lines as the Floyd Leg; by simply tightening the legs onto a flat surface, you create a table. Two versions are available from Adap.Table (the Delta or the Ribbon) and a contribution of $130 gets you a set of two (add hinges for a fold down table) or $230 gets you a set of four.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00 - 230.00
Available from: Indiegogo

Refold’s Portable Cardboard Standing Desk

What’s this stack of cardboard? It’s a standing desk from Refold, and it’s “flexible, foldable, portable, affordable & 100% recyclable.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? If you’d like to try the standing desk option without buying an expensive desk replacement then this would be a good way to try it out. Or, maybe you just move around a lot, and need an easy-to-move surface. Either way, check it out over on Kickstarter.
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Purchase Information:

Price: NZD160.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Asplund Tati Desk

Minimal/modern desks are hard to find, especially when storage is a necessity. I’ve been on a search for an update to my own home office desk, and while this Asplund Tati Desk lacks the file drawer I so desperately need, it does possess the slender, sleek lines and no-fuss styling that I’ve been after. So, if you’re organized enough (i.e.completely paperless) to not need several deep storage drawers, then this little desk might just be a good fit.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,715.00
Available from: Huset Shop