desks

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Get to Work

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house -- it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. Fortunately, plenty of bespoke furniture makers sell gorgeous, modern workspace options. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.

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Time to Tidy Up

Elements: Organize Your Desk

Desk covered in junk? Give the vital things a place to belong and give the rest a Viking funeral. To that end, here are some of the best desk organizers out there right now.

It's a Table With Stuff On It...

The Desks Of Gear Patrol

Some desks at Gear Patrol are dirty, some are disorganized and some are perfectly manicured. All of them showcase at least a small part of who we are and what we're passionate about.

Can a week of standing save you from a lifetime of sitting?

Learning to Work Standing Up

Should we all be working at stand-up desks? A GP correspondent reports on his week spent afoot.

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Make those Dogs Bark

Stand-Up Guy: 5 Best Standing Desks

Standing desks allow you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the workday, keeping your body moving, your metabolism up and your mind focused. As they become more mainstream, their looks are improving and functionality is increasing. These five will help you take control of your work space and your health.

Buying Guide
Get to Work

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house -- it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. Fortunately, plenty of bespoke furniture makers sell gorgeous, modern workspace options. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.

Retro receptacle

Retro Bureau

Designed and crafted by ze Germans using aluminum and steel, the Retro Bureau by Wharfside ($4,500+) is a small office solution for OCD neat freaks and hue-happy hipsters alike. Inspired by the colorful and innovative designs of the last century,

Out of sight, out of mind

Torino Desk Table

Ah, the messy desk. It's the stuff OCD nightmares are made of, single-handily ruining even the best interior designer's work with one stray pen. You can continue to kid yourself about getting more organized, or simply swap in the Torino

The best kind of upper management

TLD Desk

Outside of your bed, couch and maybe the john, too, there's a good chance that most of your time at home is spent at a desk. The trouble is, it’s extremely difficult to find a dependable and good-looking work station at

Save yourself some pain in the ass

Focal Locus Workstation

Henry David Thoreau, in his famous work Walking, writes that when he thinks of those who work indoors all day sitting, "as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon... they deserve some credit

Indulging your work addiction

Crate & Barrel Reese Tobacco Compact Office

Nobody wants to bring work home, unless of course, you're one of the fortunate souls earning doubloons as model photographer, single malt critic, or Jennifer Aniston's brassiere fitter. But when it just can't be helped Crate & Barrel's Reese Tobacco

Coolbical

Magazin Secretary Flatmate

The Magazin Secretary Flatmate has all of the qualities we expect from great German design. It's sleek, functional and backhands your wallet with authority. Fully expanded, the modern secretary provides a 28 x 16.5-inch work space, capable of easily accommodating

Go Go Gadget Desk

Geek Desk Adjustable Height Desk

Naming your product Geek Desk ($800) is a good way to dissuade impulse buying from the image-conscious. If you can get past that though, this utilitarian desk is pretty nifty. Its surface area measures 78.75 inches wide by 31.5 inches

Work on the Gold Cost, Literally

J. Rusten California Desk

American patriotism is great, don’t get me wrong, but to those from the golden state, California pride is first and foremost. The California Desk ($4,900) from J. Rusten Furniture Studio is far more sophisticated than hoisting a grizzly bear flag

Pop Goes Your Office

IKEA Vika Viene Table Top

There's a reason people submit to the torture test that is building IKEA particle board furniture -- and it has nothing to do with Swedish meatballs. Instead it's the schnazzy and clever design factor the company consistently provides for a rock bottom

Get More Desk in Less Space

Offi Trundle Desk

offi_trundle_desk_gearpatroAs men bound to our computers and desks when we're not out reviewing gear, we're constantly on the prowl for desk solutions that meet both our design and function requirements. Our latest find is the clean yet sophisticated trundle desk

The Fixation | Mark Albrecht Desk

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Few things hit strike my inner nerves harder than Industrial Design: purposeful, task oriented, functional. This week's fixation comes from Long Island City, New York based designer (literally, they're a mile away from our offices) Mark Albrecht who's fashioned together an

HermanMiller Sense

Another Reason Why We Love HermanMiller

herman-miller-sense-desk.jpgAccording to über design firm HermanMiller, the ethos behind the Sense desk is that you need a desk that makes it easier to mirror the changes you encounter every day in work life. Sounds reasonable. What I can say

Pottery Barn Aviation Desk

pottery.barn.aviator.desk.thumb.jpgWe love a good desk. For this writer, the Aviation Desk from Pottery Barn fits the bill. It has substantiality written all over it. Thick pine is hand finished with multiple coats of Pottery Barn's vintage honey finish.

Archimede Laptop Caddy

archimede.laptop.caddy.dwr.jpgPersonally, we're not one for laptop stands or caddys - prefering our desks over stands, but when we came across the Archimeded Laptop Caddy on productdose, we thought it worth a post for those of you who's space comes at a