Desks: Small Footprint, Big Style

Desks: Small Footprint, Big Style

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 2, 2011

For those looking to create an airy home office, there's nothing better than to find a desk where you can easily throw down your laptop and catch up on e-mails without being overwhelmed by the space it takes up in the home. Skinny legs. Calming woods. Minimalistic touches. Perhaps a desk that doubles as a fashion statement as much as it is a dedicated workspace? Yes, please.

West Elm Pratt Desk ($299): Designed using the finest FSC-certified materials and finishes, the Pratt desk remains one of our favorites for its balance of style and fair pricing. The clean lines and minimalistic approach makes it a sweet laptop desk. The ideal desk for kicking back and reflecting after a hard day's work.
NOOD Trestle Leg Desk ($399): "Artfully utilitarian," this desk has everything you need to organize miscellaneous office items and storeaway space for your laptop. With clean-cut lines and a fine ash veneer finish with drawers, it's the perfect desk for the all-in-one office.
Cant Desk by Blu Dot ($599): Set the stage for hard work with the sensibility of making use of the space you have. Warm veneers and solid legs make it a sweet desk to stop, drop, and work.
Fritz Hansen T-No. 1 Modern Table by Todd Bracher ($5825): As prices get more exorbiant and ridiculous, so does the style factor. Top finishes like glass, white laminate, maple, walnut or colored ash veneer in black, and bases in mirror polished or black lacquered aluminum make it an incredibly simple and classic piece. We just wish it was perhaps 10% of the asking price.
DIY IKEA Desk Using VIKA LERBERG Legs ($40): Here's one from our tours at AT. We're totally in love with the idea of fixing up our own IKEA desks remixed for a different feel. Plus, it's totally affordable!

Have a favorite desk with big style and a small footprint? Share it in the comments!

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