From West Elm to Overstock: Parsons Tables & Desks for All Budgets & Styles

From West Elm to Overstock: Parsons Tables & Desks for All Budgets & Styles

Jason Loper
Mar 21, 2012

The Parsons desk is a perennial favorite here at Apartment Therapy. Is there any wonder? The versatile Parsons can be used as a desk, dining table or even console table — and all in one space! — and the clean lines of the design are timeless. We've rounded up 12 Parsons tables in varying styles and price points, including a build-it-yourself version.

As we learned from Anna's Retrospect post on the subject last year, the Parsons table was created in a furniture design class at the Paris campus of the Parsons School of Art and Design in the 1930s — and its been going strong ever since.

Shown Above:
• I'm actually writing this post while sitting at the yellow West Elm Parsons Desk pictured above. I picked mine up on Craigslist for half the retail value.
West Elm Parsons Desk with Drawers, $349
Container Store Parsons Desk, $199
All Modern Hokku Designs Parson Office Desk with Drawer, $418.99
Crate & Barrel Parsons Reclaimed Wood Top, $1129

Home Decorators Collection Parsons Desk, $124.99
House Eclectic Chubby Parsons Desk, $495
Overstock Student Desk White, $144.99
Room & Board Parsons Console Table/Desk, $699

Wayfair Avenue Six Plaza Desk, $178.99
BarnWoodFurniture Reclaimed Wood Parsons Table, $795
Ana White DIY Parsons Desk Instructions

Images: As credited above.

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