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Top 10 Modern Desks

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From compact desks to height adjustable desks, our selection of modern desks offer smart solutions for your office needs.

Compact Desk: Conrad Desk from Gus* Modern

The Conrad Desk is a compact desk rooted in mid-century modern design. The desk’s Walnut finish warms up and contrasts the tubular stainless steel legs and brushed aluminum drawer pulls. Not what you are looking for, check out these compact desks.

Product Features:

  • Brushed aluminum drawer pulls
  • Durable, brushed stainless steel legs
  • Three self-closing drawers
  • Main drawer has enough vertical room to hang hanging file folders
  • Easy assembly

Traditional Desk: Sequel Desk 6001 from BDI

Engineered to last a lifetime, Sequel Desk 6001 components are constructed of satin finished, nickel-plated heavy gauge steel and richly finished wood panels. The multi-function drawer combines a full-featured keyboard tray with a deeper compartment for charging cell phones, cameras and other portable electronics. Check out the full assortment of our desks here.

Product Features:

  • Brushed aluminum drawer pulls
  • Durable, brushed stainless steel legs
  • Three self-closing drawers
  • Main drawer has enough vertical room to hang hanging file folders
  • Easy assembly

Executive Desk: 400 Collection Executive Desk With Cabinet from Jesper 

The geometrically scaled 400 Collection Executive Desk with Cabinet integrates office necessities into one piece. It’s large desktop offers plenty of work space for a laptop and accompanying resource materials, while the built-in cabinet keeps everything neat and tidy. Check out the full assortment of our desks here.

Product Features:

  • Select from right or left cabinet unit
  • Built-in return cabinet
  • Integrated wire management and modesty panel
  • Integrated cabinet has lower filing drawer, upper utility drawer, and two open storage compartments
  • Commercial grade
  • Limited 5 year warranty

Table Desk: Florence 78 Oval Table Desk from Knoll

Florence Knoll referred to her 1961 line of desks as the “meat and potatoes” needed to fill in gaps in the Knoll Collection. Her spare, angular designs remain stunning examples of the modern aesthetic. With the 78-Inch Oval Table Desk, select from a range of laminate, veneer and natural, polished or satin (matte) marble tops with Polished Chrome or Satin Chrome base.

Product Features:

  • Laminate Tops: 1.25″ thick
  • Veneer Tops: 1.1″ thick
  • Marble Tops: 0.75″ thick
  • Table desks include adjustable steel glides
  • Polished Chrome or Satin Chrome base

Customizable Desk: EYHOV Rail Single Desk from Scale 1:1

The EYHOV Rail Single Desk is a customizable workstation with a clean aesthetic that’ll have you excited to get to work! Its spacious table top handles any type of working style with a minimal design, making it ideal for a collaborative workspace or a solitary station where creativity can sprawl.

Product Features:

  • Customizable finish and size
  • Offered with a optional Link Tast Light with choice of color
  • Contains a melamine laminate top that protects against bumps and dents.
  • Powder-coated steel base

Multi-Person Desk: Classic Table Desk from MILK

The ideal multi-person desk, MILK Classic, is designed to fit multiple people on each corner of the desk. It features of this sleek table desk include four storage compartments with your choice of lids, integrated notebook storage, concealed wire management, and cable outlets.

Product Features:

  • Adjustable model features one-touch electronic height adjustment
  • Four storage compartments with choice of optional lids
  • Integrated notebook storage, concealed wire management, and cable outlets
  • Included cable tray accommodates a power strip
  • Optional accessories include: aquarium, tool box, and waste paper bin, requires at least one cord connected from the desk to a wall outlet (not depicted) to operate power strip and/or electronic height adjustment

Wall Desk: WonderWall Desk from BluDot

The WonderWall Desk by Blu Dot is wall-mounted with a cord storage compartment. This desk pairs with the WonderWall collection to create home office Nirvana.

Product Features:

  • Available in select finishes
  • Wall-mounted desk
  • Integrated with a cord storage compartment
  • Lacquer finish on engineered wood substrate

Inclusive Desk: Writing Unit from Artless

The Writing Unit by ARTLESS is designed with striking style and functionality. The desk is sleek and elegant while excelling as a modern desk and storage system. Not your style, many other desks here to choose from.

Product Features:

  • Includes three deep pencil drawers, additional storage in the side unit, plus a filing drawer.
  • Rotational side unit
  • Made with a walnut veneer frame
  • Solid walnut edges to help prevent scratches
  • Available in choice of drawer colors

Iconic Desk: Eames® Desk Unit 20 from Herman Miller

Introduced in 1950, well before its time, the Eames Desk Unit 20 is emblematic of the grace and vision Charles and Ray Eames used in solving home furnishing problems. A result of work they had done for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Eames Desk Units and Storage Units reveal the “machine aesthetic” and Japanese influences important to the Eameses at the time. Long before “modularity” and “high tech” entered the language, Charles and Ray combined standardized parts in many ways to create practical furnishings that suit a variety of uses at home and the office. The wire cross supports used in Eames Desk Units echo other classic Eames designs, including Eames Storage Units, wire chairs, and wire-base tables.

Product Features:

  • Birch finish on tops
  • Painted hardwood file front boards
  • Offered in the scaled down Desk Unit 10
  • Option of left or right facing file drawer
  • Choice of frame and surface finish

Iconic Desk: Albini Desk from Knoll

Minimal, functional, and striking the Albini Desk is an iconic piece. The desk demonstrates the designer, Franco Albini’s commitment to both modernism and traditional artisanship.

Product Features:

  • Features a “floating” wood pedestal with a rear open shelf
  • Optional pedestal finish
  • Drawer mounts on the right side
  • Made from square steel tube, chrome finish, and plate glass and wood

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Rachel Kemp

Rachel is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long career in merchandising and is thrilled to finally be working through a channel that supports her passion for modern design. As a mother of two toddlers, she is practical, design driven in her decisions with furnishing her home and tempted daily with the endless options of home upgrades.