Desk/Work

OFFI Overlap Tray

For those of you with a 30 second commute, I recommend the Offi Overlap Tray. Seriously, you don’t just want to put your laptop on your lap for a few reasons, namely radiation and excessive heat to your body, but also for the safety of your laptop to allow for the fans to cool so it doesn’t overheat the motherboard.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99
Availability: Buy OFFI Overlap Tray here

Nelson Swag Leg Desk

The Swag Leg Desk, designed all the way back in 1958, has found a new use with today’s Laptop computers. Temporarily and virtually obsolete, the desk has been altered only slightly for today’s needs to allow for cable management.

“As with the original, the Swag Leg Desk comes ready to assemble to make shipping easy and economical.”

This desk, along with all other Herman Miller items, currently on sale.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,745
Availability: Buy Nelson Swag Leg Desk here

Archimede Laptop Caddy

I could really use one of these. The best thing about a laptop is the portability but just using it in your lap (I’ve found) is not exactly the best thing for your posture. So why not couple your laptop with a portable desk as well? This desk has a gas piston that adjusts the caddy’s height and a mouse tray that positions left or right.

Purchase Information:

Price: $698
Availability: Buy Archimede Laptop Caddy here

Parsons Desk, Now on Sale

I’ve had my eyes on this desk for a while and now it’s on sale. I’m not sure how I feel about the limed blonde wood, but I think a nice coat of white paint (almost lacquer-like) would make it stand out nicely.

parsons desk with drawers

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Desk, Now on Sale here

MUJI Ash Desktop and Gray Desk Legs

To the delight of all of us that enjoy simple and inexpensive items, MUJI continues to expand their collection of home/office accessories. This desk is just that: simple, inexpensive, and completely MUJI.

“Components of MUJI’s Stainless Steel Unit System, these gray desk legs and smooth ash desktop coordinate to form a sleek and simple desk that is suitable for any décor. Desktop and desk legs sold separately.”

Ash Desktop: 49.25w x 21.5″h;
$245.00 ($220.50 members)

Gray Desk legs, 47w x 20.5″l
$180.00 ($162.00 members)

total: $425.00, ($383.50 members)

MoMA’s designer bio on MUJI…

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Availability: Buy MUJI Ash Desktop and Gray Desk Legs here

Cappellini loop desk

“designed for domestic use, the loop desk is small and light with plenty of storage space – perfect for small rooms or tight places where a desk is needed. its satined stainless steel legs are complete with grey nylon feet. this lightweight structure supports a bent and shaped birch plywood desktop available in a choice of birch finish or attractive macroter lacquer colors.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $3030
Availability: Buy Cappellini loop desk here

Dordoni Worktop Table Small

Simple and elegant, the Dordoni Worktop Table would make your workspace more efficient and make you more productive.
(on sale…was $1998)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499.95
Availability: Buy Dordoni Worktop Table Small here

Artur Desk/Worktable

The new Ikea Catalog was in my mailbox yesterday, (viewable here online), and I have to admit to seeing some good designs. I like this desk. It’s a little more farmhouse modern than spaceship modern, but that can be good.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Artur Desk/Worktable here

Liege Desk

This desk is light and airy feeling without sacrificing storage. It’s also environmentally friendly:

“The stainless steel is finish-free, and the wood varnish is nontoxic and low in volatile organic compounds, making this a smart modern desk for todays home or office.”

Measurements
H 30″ W 60″ D 30″

Purchase Information:

Price: $2200
Availability: Buy Liege Desk here

Legare Straight Desk

So I’m preparing for my whole “flat-pack” adventure, and while this desk is a little blobby for my taste, it certainly fits the bill. This desk has been designed for companies that “need a quick set-up or who move around a lot” and can be assembled and disassembled as frequently as you need. They’re also sturdy–they’ve been tested to withstand 900 pounds of pressure.

When flat all the pieces measure up to under a few inches.

Purchase Information:

Price: $269
Availability: Buy Legare Straight Desk here

Kant Desk by P. Frey & M. Boge

This is quite a different take on an otherwise usual problem of storage.

“Kant is a desk that will help you keep your desk tidy. It’s got a folded back section which provides a place for books, files and many other items that usually clutter your desk. Made of either white or black laminated birch plywood.”

120 x 85.5 x H.74cm (actual work space is 55cm deep)

Purchase Information:

Price: $974.00
Availability: Buy Kant Desk by P. Frey & M. Boge here

studio metal and glass large workstation

This is a really good price for a well constructed glass-top desk.
Glass surfaces create a home office with an open, airy look. Choose the large or small workstation that suits your space. Work surfaces are opaque tempered 10mm glass; bases are metal with a powder-coated finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy studio metal and glass large workstation here

BeeBoard Desk

I don’t know about you, but this makes my fingers itch to make furniture out of cardboard. If you’re less inclined but still want the furniture, you now can get the look without the (presumable) hassle.

“An ecologically low-impact solution for the home office, the Desk is made from BeeBoard, a layered cardboard with a honeycomb structure. By keeping the BeeBoard exposed, he lets the material provide a densely textured surface that contrasts with the structures’ surprising lightness. The Desk has two pillar legs that lock into the tabletop’s span and are secured by industrial adhesive. The table is completed with a slender acrylic overlay to provide a smooth, firm writing surface.”

Designer:Piet Boon

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

simple work table

I like the mitered corners on this desk/work table.
Wood construction. Simple assembly.
Available in chocolate, blonde or white.
48″ x 24″ x 30″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $249
Availability: Buy simple work table here

avi table

I’m thinking this would make a nice little desk, although it’s perfectly suited as a dining table too.

“avi tables designed by arne vehovar for magis. available in 2 sizes and 3 tabletop finishes, the avi is versatile enough for home or office. frames are steel tubing and the tops are mdf with a polymeric cover in beige, white or metallized grey. $100 shipping within the continental US.”

large table – 78.75″ x 35.5″ x 28.75″h
small table – 59″ x 31.5″ x 28.75″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $660
Availability: Buy avi table here