Top 10 Desk Designs Perfect For Your Home Office + Business Office

I spend a good part of my day at my desk, tapping into glory. Most of the time, I end up eating on it too! And binge-watching on Netflix too. And I’m sure most of us have, ever since working from home has become the new norm and our home offices have become our new meeting places. But having a good desk is really important! A “good” office will not be enough either. A large desk helps us work comfortably and efficiently. It puts us in the right frame of mind, helps us hit our daily productivity goals, and ticks off all the tasks on our to-do list! Not only must our offices be clean, but they must also have an ergonomic and functional design! And beauty is an added bonus. And finding a desk that does all of the above can be a Herculean task. But do not worry ! We’ve curated a collection of innovative, highly functional and aesthetically pleasing desk designs that will end your search for a great desk once and for all! Whether it’s a wall-mounted desk with a revolving drawer or a desk-style desk with a folding table, there’s a perfect desk here for everyone.

1. The Pessoa table

Minimalist desks are great for incorporating organizational elements into hidden nooks and crannies, but this striking work table has those compartments and spaces that hide in plain sight.

Why is this remarkable?

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

What we like

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

What we don’t like

2. The Ignite Desktop

The limited space in the room has given rise to modular office designs, while work-from-home arrangements have made multi-purpose offices flourish. Even as the world settles into the cadence of a “new normal,” the need to separate work from other activities at home has not gone away. This customizable desk has a design that respects that separation of concerns, and it implements it in a beautifully minimalist way.

Why is this remarkable?

The design of the Ignite Desk concept borrows this idea but expands it to make the same desk usable for two different purposes. In its “neutral” state, the back panel unfolds across the entire desk, providing a clean, flat surface you can use for activities like reading, playing, or even eating.

What we like

  • There are hidden power outlets for your devices as well as moveable dividers to really customize your setup.
  • It creates a clear but flexible division between the desk you use to work on and the desk you can use for everything else.

What we don’t like

3. Revolver Office Concept

This design concept for an office floating desk is an example of this, where a drawer can be an extension of a desk and more, depending on how you rotate it, literally.

Why is this remarkable?

The Matryoshka doll has become a common design pattern in many products, particularly due to its ability to discreetly hide parts of the same shape inside itself. This multi-layer construction is a great way to save space while providing some flexibility in terms of functionality. It can’t be applied to all designs, of course, but some creative thought can really go a long way in creating something unique and impressive.

What we like

  • The really interesting part is when you rotate the “drawers”, extending the very space of the desk itself

What we don’t like

4. The Zedo desk

Not only must our offices be clean, but they must also have an ergonomic and functional design. One such office that I came across recently is the Zedo office.

Why is this remarkable?

Designed by Paolo Pampanoni for work furniture brand Narbutas, the Zedo desk is ideal for bringing personality and character to a dreary old corporate office. It can be used as an individual desk or linked to several other Zedo desks. The flexible desk system includes distinct metal parts and colorful accessories to help you create an office space according to your personal tastes and requirements.

What we like

  • As ideal as Zedo is for an office space, it could also work perfectly in your home office.
  • You can combine it with the Polytone-L chair, also from Narbutas

What we don’t like

5. Lumina Desk

Combining functional furniture aesthetics with functional technology, this height-adjustable desk offers a whole new way to organize digital spaces for maximum productivity. Designed by a startup otherwise known for its AI webcam (offering DSLR-level quality), the smart programmable desktop is primarily designed to bring passive data to peripheral view in the most non-intrusive way.

Why is this remarkable?

There are countless options when it comes to sit-stand desks with push-button raise/lower action, but the Lumina Desk is different. The smart cabinet brings a programmable height adjustment feature to the equation, and that’s going to come in very handy. Built-in Windows and Mac compatible software allows the user to set start and end times to raise or lower the height ranging from 30 to 47 inches.

What we like

  • The scratch and fingerprint resistant OLED display is centered to allow room for placing the primary monitor along with the secondary display, keyboard and mouse

What we don’t like

6. The writing desk

Designed by Japanese atelier Taiji Fujimori, the writing desk creates the perfect nook for your productive work sessions. It sports a small footprint thanks to its foldable design, but opens up to a spacious writing surface for your notepads, tablets, phone, charger and finally your laptop. A slot in the back also allows you to connect your laptop and close the desk when not in use.

Why is this remarkable?

The writing desk creates a wonderfully immersive space that captures your attention by surrounding your periphery. The vertical panel behind the desk is perfect for post-it notes and other keepsakes/accessories, and a shelf under the desk is ideal for storing books, chargers and anything else you might need while you work.

What we like

  • The desk is made from Lauan laminated plywood, with a waxed finish to smooth the edges

What we don’t like

7. The axis concept

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

Why is this remarkable?

The Axis concept uses a simple axis mechanism, hence its name, to move the larger desktop surface up or down as needed. As a bonus, part of the desk stays put and is a good place to store things you’re less likely to move, like office supplies or organizers. It can even be a temporary shelf that stays behind your desk when you’re seated or under the table when you’re standing.

What we like

  • The simplicity of this system allows manufacturers to minimize the number of parts and materials
  • Durable materials can be used as they don’t need electronics or even plastic
  • Spare parts might also be easier to buy, assuming the owners themselves can’t manufacture them from a standardized design.

What we don’t like

8. The Diag desktop

The Diag desk is a minimalist and modern desk designed to optimize desk space while incorporating storage features like removable leather compartments. When it comes to desks, the simpler the better. Offices 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 this remarkable?

Given its minimalist construction, more space can be devoted to the desk table top, where most of the desk functions are reserved. Polish designer Marek Błażucki’s Diag desk is a type of minimalist design that incorporates storage systems into its construction, ensuring that users have ample desk space while keeping their necessary stationery close at hand.

What we like

  • Incorporates many storage systems into its construction
  • Ensures stationery does not fall out

What we don’t like

  • There are many visually similar desks on the market

9. The Office of Eleven

Eleven desk details

Office Concept Eleven

Eleven is not just a number or that fictional character from a TV series. Eleven may soon be known as a special office designed to make working from home more fun and productive.

Why is this remarkable?

The desk looks sturdy with the thickness of the top and the legs. It has enough spaces for everything you need to work. The table surface can accommodate your laptop, keyboard, monitor and mouse. Moreover, there is enough space for your books, documents, pens and cup. Underneath there are hooks where you can hang your bag and headphones, and another tier for more stuff.

What we like

  • The desk is ideal for those who have a lot of things and need to be organized to help them complete their tasks on time.
  • The table is buildable, which means you can quickly put this thing together

What we don’t like

  • The Eleven Desk is still a prototype

10. The Sharp Office Concept

This Spiky desk concept for a work table and also a display table might not be as easy to store as some of the ones we’ve previously covered, but it serves more than just a place where you put things on top. It doesn’t really have spikes as the name suggests, but the storage space underneath has uniquely shaped structures. They’re more triangles than points, and they serve as a textured place to place some of your office supplies.

Why is this remarkable?

The place under the main surface is not that big but can be used to store things like pens, rulers, scissors and other office supplies, at least in the parts with triangular shaped gaps. 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

  • Works as a work table and a display table

What we don’t like

  • The table is quite large, so it does not fit in small spaces
  • It’s still a concept!