designer desks

The workspace needn’t be a deadzone when it comes to style – in fact, I’d go as far as to say that stylish furnishings may even help increase productivity. The Autopilot Workstation ($1,250) by Material Furniture features an organic silhouette that betrays its environmentally friendly roots. The Autopilot is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to be built from sustainable wood: specifically, premium 3/4″ maple europly. Available in maple or dark walnut finish, this curvaceous desk comes with a pullout keyboard tray and your choice of a Citron, Ice Blue, Tangerine or White laminate top.

If you’re looking for something with straight lines, the elegant Liege Desk ($2,200) may be right up your alley. Supported by crossed stainless steel legs and topped with a slender desktop, the sleek desk keeps its visual footprint to a bare minimum. With an earthy oak or chestnut finish, the Liege is quietly sophisticated.

Workspaces are what you make of them – and with the OFFI Overlap Tray ($99), you can literally make your workspace anywhere. A single sharp pocket with an extra flared lip allows you to simultaneously rest your laptop, hold documents, and perch a drink on the tray. A wonderful impromptu desk, the Overlap is made out of molded plywood and is finished in either birch or walnut.