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Ten best desks designed for the ultimate work from home experience

Ten best desks designed for the ultimate work from home experience

I spend a substantial amount of my day on my desk, typing away to glory. Most of the time I also end up eating my meals on it! And binge-watching on some Netflix as well. And I’m sure that’s the case with most of us, since work from home became the new norm, and our home offices became our new hang-out spots. But having a great desk is really important! Simply a ‘good’ desk won’t do either. A great desk helps us work comfortably and effectively. It puts us in the right mindset, helping us achieve our daily productihevity goals and checkmark all the tasks on our to-do list! Not only should our desks be clean, but they should also sport an ergonomic and functional design! And good looks are an added bonus. And finding a desk that does all of the above can be a Herculean task. But worry not! We’ve curated a collection of innovative, highly functional, and aesthetically pleasing desk designs, that will end your hunt for a great desk once and for all! From a beautiful wooden desk with subtle details to organize your things to a motorized standing desk that creatively hides your cables  – there’s a perfect desk in here for everyone.

1. The Pessoa Table

Minimalist desks are great at sneaking organizational features into hidden nooks and crannies, but this striking work table has those compartments and spaces hiding in plain sight.

Why is it noteworthy?

Given the desk’s simple yet beautiful appearance, it might come as a surprise to learn that its form is actually inspired by three very different people with very different personalities. Or, to be more precise, the desk is named after the famed Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, whose different “heteronyms” (he doesn’t want to call them pseudonyms) have different and sometimes extremely conflicting ideologies. But almost like a metaphor for that situation, the Pessoa table still retains a unified appearance and beauty, just as all of Pessoa’s seventy-five heteronyms spring from the same man.

What we like

  • Minimal + vintage looks
  • Features two containers that float in the back panel

What we dislike

2. The Axis Concept

With this more mechanical standing desk concept, you can enjoy the benefits of a healthier working lifestyle without breaking your back or your bank.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Axis concept uses a simple axis mechanism, hence the name, to move the larger desk surface up or down as needed. As a bonus, part of the desk actually remains in position and is a good place to put items you’re less likely to move, like supplies or desk organizers. It can even be a temporary bookshelf that stays in the back of your desk when sitting or beneath the table when standing.

What we like

  • The simplicity of this system means that manufacturers can keep the number of parts and materials down to a minimum
  • Sustainable materials can be used since it has no need for electronics or even plastics
  • Replacement parts could be easier to purchase, too, presuming owners themselves can’t make those out of standardized design

What we dislike

3. The Diag Desk


The Diag Desk is a minimalist, modern desk built to optimize desk space while incorporating storage elements like removable leather compartments. When it comes to desks, the simpler the better. Desks that are rooted in simplicity, either through a minimalist approach or by embracing Scandinavian aesthetics, typically offer a lot of practicality while maintaining a stripped-down design.

Why is it noteworthy?

Considering its minimalist build, more space can be devoted to the desk’s tabletop, where most of the desk’s purpose is reserved. The Diag Desk from Polish designer Marek Błażucki is one kind of minimalist design that integrates storage systems into its build, ensuring that users have ample desk space while still keeping their necessary stationery within arm’s reach.

What we like

  • Integrates ample storage systems into its build
  • Ensures stationery doesn’t fall off

What we dislike

  • There are a lot of visually similar desks on the market

4. The Nook Desk


The Nook desk right from its appearance and thereafter has a story of material molding, matte finish, and a simple idea that’s still more than an ordinary desk. The Nook desk surface, and nifty selves at the edges, hold key to the table’s idea of maximizing productivity with minimalistic use of material.

Why is it noteworthy?

New desks surfacing on our computer screens day in and day out are generally drenched heavily in the wave of maximizing gadgetry on the tabletop courtesy of cable organizers, built-in wireless chargers et al. Atkay keeps it simple and undistracting. His idea of a desk will therefore not revibrate with most hybrid/work-from-home taskforce. However, if you’re someone like me who loves the desk clear of clutter and only wants a book or two in close proximity; this is where the search can end.

What we like

  • Nook desk’s personalized design aesthetics shall help you have most of your reading/writing material well within your reach
  • The personalized design is achieved by separating multiple layers of plywood at the edges of the table, creating storage layers on the bottom of the tabletop

What we dislike

5. The Eleven Desk

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Eleven isn’t just a number or that fictional character from a TV series. Eleven can soon be known as a special desk designed to make working from home more fun and productive.

Why is it noteworthy?

The desk looks sturdy with the table top’s thickness and the legs. It has enough areas for everything you need for work. The table surface can accommodate your laptop, keyboard, monitor, and mouse. In addition, there is ample area for your books, documents, pens, and a mug. Underneath, there are hooks where you can hang your bag and headphones, plus another level for more stuff.

What we like

  • The desk is ideal for those who have a lot of stuff and needs some organizing to help them finish tasks on time
  • The table is buildable, which means you can quickly assemble this thing

What we dislike

  • The Eleven Desk is still a prototype

6. Spiky Desk


This Spiky Desk Concept for a work table and also a display table may not be as storage-friendly as some of the ones that we previously covered but it does serve as more than just a place where you put things on top. It doesn’t really have spikes as the name might suggest but the storage space underneath does have some uniquely shaped structures. They’re more triangles than spikes and they serve as a textured place to place some of your office supplies.

Why is it noteworthy?

The place under the main surface area is not that huge but can be used to store things like pens, rulers, scissors, and other office supplies, at least in the parts with the triangular-shaped spaces. These spaces are on the left and right sides of the table. In the middle is a flat surface where you can place things like your books, notebooks, documents, or even your laptop when you need to take a break and stop using it.

What we like

  • Functions as a work table and a display table

What we dislike

  • The table is pretty big, so it won’t fit into small spaces
  • It’s still a concept!

7. The Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk

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Gerhardt Kellermann and Ana Relvao of RELVAOKELLERMANN understand the need for people to work eight or more hours each day at their desks. There is a call for more ergonomic tables as such help in providing comfort and increasing productivity, especially on hectic days when you are reminded to reduce stress and be mindful of your health. You can get a comfortable and ergonomic chair for proper support, but it won’t matter if your table isn’t of the right height.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk makes an impression with a distinctive silhouette—a wedge-shaped tabletop, a round cable tray, a flat foot, and side brackets that can cover the structure and technology. You can attach other parts like a screening wall to cover your work, a cable tray to hide the cords, and whatever accessories you need to get a job done. Whether seated or standing, you can work with ease, efficiency, speed, and comfort, thanks to the desk’s ergonomics, structure, and durability.

What we like

  • The Steno Sit-to-Stand Desk changes its height with a motorized mechanism, making it ideal for modern and industrial offices
  • This sit-and-stand desk could be the perfect solution for your work and physical needs

What we dislike

8. The Office Table


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The Office Table designed by Pedro de Sousa can be THE office table for you. It’s an old design, but we like how it is timeless and modern at the same time. The table comes with different levels and surfaces that can be anything for the user.

Why is it noteworthy?

The main tabletop is where you place your laptop and monitor, keyboard, and mouse. There is ample space for your other stuff for the day, like documents you need to sign, your notebook, or reference books. On the right, there are additional levels for other objects. The longer one that extends to the right could function as a monitor stand. It could also be a place for more books. You could see more space on the right with another level where a lamp may be placed.

What we like

  • The table is made of wood that is curved around the edges, so there are no sharp points
  • It’s a mix of natural elements and colors that result from the smart choice of materials

What we dislike

9. The Asytron

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The Asytron is a lightweight transforming furniture item designed by two industrial designers from Germany. This mobile workspace is made using a light construction method. The design aims to solve several issues digital nomads face and those that spend most of their long hours in the home office or a coworking space.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Asytron answers many concerns as it is dynamic, flexible, ergonomic, and even aesthetically pleasing. It’s a desk and chair in one but can be folded together to save precious space. It’s ideal for flexible offices and coworking spaces as you can easily assemble, pack, and transport the item.

What we like

  • Truly lightweight
  • Comes with a cushioning formation inspired by automotive racing seats
  • Integrated features include a USB cable reel, USB multi-hub,
    and inductive charging station for wireless charging

What we dislike

10. The Raak Mai Desk


The Raak Mai desk is a multifunctional, versatile desk conceptualized for designers.

Why is it noteworthy?

Preliminary inspired by the needs of designers, Rodríguez hoped to incorporate analog mechanisms that work to take care of digital tasks. While many of the elements of the Raak Mai desk can be adjusted manually, the overall structure of the desk was fitted to ensure the digital needs of modern technology could be met.

What we like

  • Hosts an array of different modes, allowing users to adjust the desk’s height, tilt, and storage capabilities according to their working needs
  • Users can angle the desk to their desired tilt for accurate drawing sessions

What we dislike