Desks are flat table surfaces used for doing work. Designed specifically for use in workplaces, home offices and schools, desks are sized for reading, writing, and/or computer use. Variations in desk designs may incorporate built-in storage above or below the work surface, while the most basic desks are reduced to just the flat table surface. Desks were traditionally built from wood, though today they are designed of metal, plastic, or glass.

How tall is a typical desk?

Desks have an average work surface height between 28”-30” (71-76 cm) from the floor.

How big is a desk?

Desks are designed with a range of styles and sizes with common overall widths between 30”-60” (76-152 cm) and depths between 20”-36” (51-91 cm).

What is the seat height of a desk chair?

Desk chairs, or office chairs, have seat heights that vary between users with standard seat heights that range from 16”-21” (41-53 cm).

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Distil Desk

28.5” | 72 cm

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

28.5” | 72 cm

Nelson X-Leg Table

28.5” | 72 cm

Vella Leather Desk

28.75” | 73 cm

Eames Desk Unit

29.0” | 74 cm

Risom Desk

29.0” | 74 cm

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

29.125” | 74 cm

IKEA Lillasen Desk

29.125” | 74 cm

Copenhague 90 Desk

29.25” | 74 cm

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

29.4” | 75 cm

Celine Desk

29.75” | 76 cm

Standing Work Table

38.0”-42.0” | 97-107 cm

Standing Work Table

36.0” | 91 cm

IKEA Lillasen Desk

40.125” | 102 cm

Risom Desk

42.0” | 107 cm

Celine Desk

43.5” | 110 cm

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

47.25” | 120 cm

Copenhague 90 Desk

51.25” | 130 cm

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

54.0” | 137 cm

Vella Leather Desk

59.25” | 151 cm

Distil Desk

48.0”-60.0" | 122-152 cm

Eames Desk Unit

60.0” | 152 cm

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

60.0” | 152 cm

Nelson X-Leg Table

60.0” | 152 cm

Distil Desk

10.0-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2

Eames Desk Unit

11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Nelson X-Leg Table

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Vella Leather Desk

13.0 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

13.5 ft2 | 1.3 m2

IKEA Lillasen Desk

5.4 ft2 | .5 m2

Risom Desk

6.4 ft2 | .6 m2

Celine Desk

6.5 ft2 | .6 m2

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

7.6 ft2 | .7 m2

Copenhague 90 Desk

9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

Standing Work Table

36.0” | 91 cm

IKEA Lillasen Desk

40.125” | 102 cm

Risom Desk

42.0” | 107 cm

Celine Desk

43.5” | 110 cm

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

47.25” | 120 cm

Distil Desk

48.0”-60.0" | 122-152 cm

Copenhague 90 Desk

51.25” | 130 cm

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

54.0” | 137 cm

Vella Leather Desk

59.25” | 151 cm

Eames Desk Unit

60.0” | 152 cm

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

60.0” | 152 cm

Nelson X-Leg Table

60.0” | 152 cm

IKEA Lillasen Desk

19.25” | 49 cm

Celine Desk

21.75” | 55 cm

Risom Desk

22.0” | 56 cm

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

23.625” | 60 cm

Copenhague 90 Desk

25.75” | 65 cm

Eames Desk Unit

28.0” | 71 cm

Distil Desk

30.0” | 76 cm

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

30.0” | 76 cm

Nelson X-Leg Table

30.0” | 76 cm

Vella Leather Desk

31.5” | 80 cm

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

36.0” | 91 cm

Distil Desk

10.0-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2

Eames Desk Unit

11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Nelson X-Leg Table

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Vella Leather Desk

13.0 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

13.5 ft2 | 1.3 m2

IKEA Lillasen Desk

5.4 ft2 | .5 m2

Risom Desk

6.4 ft2 | .6 m2

Celine Desk

6.5 ft2 | .6 m2

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

7.6 ft2 | .7 m2

Copenhague 90 Desk

9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

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IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

7.6 ft2 | .7 m2

Risom Desk

6.4 ft2 | .6 m2

Celine Desk

6.5 ft2 | .6 m2

Eames Desk Unit

11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2

IKEA Lillasen Desk

5.4 ft2 | .5 m2

Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

13.5 ft2 | 1.3 m2

Nelson X-Leg Table

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Copenhague 90 Desk

9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

Distil Desk

10.0-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2

Everywhere Rectangular Desk

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Vella Leather Desk

13.0 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Standing Work Table

Standing works tables are flexible surfaces for casual work. Typically found in offices, coffee shops, or other modern work environments, standing work tables are ideal for short to medium work sessions where standing is desired. Standing work tables are between 38”-42” | 97-107 cm in height and average 36” | 91 cm wide to best serve multiple laptop or tablet users on a single surface.

Standing works tables are flexible surfaces for casual work. Found in offices and coffee shops, standing tables are ideal for short to medium work sessions. Standing work tables are between 38”-42” | 97-107 cm high and average 36” | 91 cm wide to best serve multiple laptop or tablet users.

Standing Work Table### *Under Development*

Height:

38.0”-42.0” | 97-107 cm

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36.0” | 91 cm

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Standing Work Table side elevation (people)

Copenhague 90 Desk

The Copenhague 90 Desk is a functional and durable oak desk with expressive angled front legs. Designed by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in 2013 for use at the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhague 90 Desk design provides a welcoming and durable work solution that functions equally well in private home environments.

The Copenhague 90 Desk has a width of 51.25” | 130.2 cm, depth of 25.75” | 65.4 cm, and overall height of 29.25” | 74.3 cm.

The Copenhague 90 Desk is a functional and durable oak desk with expressive angled front legs. Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in 2013, the Copenhague 90 Desk has a width of 51.25” | 130.2 cm, depth of 25.75” | 65.4 cm, and overall height of 29.25” | 74.3 cm.

Copenhague 90 Desk### *Under Development*

Height:

29.25” | 74 cm

Width:

51.25” | 130 cm

Length:

Depth:

25.75” | 65 cm

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9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

Materials

Solid oak legs, Plywood and linoleum top

Designer

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Year

2013

Drawings include:

Copenhague 90 Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

Vella Leather Desk

The Vella Leather Desk is a slender-lined leather covered steel frame desk. Designed by Michele di Fonzo in 2013, the Vella Leather Desk combines a work surface with the leather traditions of fashion and luggage design into a uniquely wrapped desk that uses leather to emphasize the beauty of the structure and the quality of the surface.

The Vella Leather Desk has a width of 59.25” | 150.5 cm, depth of 31.5” | 80 cm, and overall height of 28.75” | 73 cm.

The Vella Leather Desk is a slender-lined leather covered steel frame desk. Designed by Michele di Fonzo in 2013, the Vella Leather Desk has a width of 59.25” | 150.5 cm, depth of 31.5” | 80 cm, and overall height of 28.75” | 73 cm.

Vella Leather Desk### *Under Development*

Height:

28.75” | 73 cm

Width:

59.25” | 151 cm

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31.5” | 80 cm

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13.0 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Materials

Steel frame; MDF top; leather cover

Designer

Michele di Fonzo

Year

2013

Drawings include:

Vella Leather Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

Risom Desk

The Risom Desk is a small-sized solid walnut desk with a top surface wrapped in leather. Designed by Jens Risom (2012) as a *writing-surface *for small spaces, the Risom Desk is a beautiful and sturdy surface for studying or reading with an included solid wooden tray at the center of the table for storing desk supplies.

The Risom Desk has a width of 42” | 106.7 cm, depth of 22” | 55.9 cm, and overall height of 29” | 73.7 cm.

The Risom Desk is a small-sized solid walnut desk with a top surface wrapped in leather. Designed by Jens Risom (2012) as a writing-surface for small spaces, the Risom Desk has a width of 42” | 106.7 cm, depth of 22” | 55.9 cm, and overall height of 29” | 73.7 cm.

Risom Desk### *Under Development*

Height:

29.0” | 74 cm

Width:

42.0” | 107 cm

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Depth:

22.0” | 56 cm

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6.4 ft2 | .6 m2

Materials

Solid walnut, leather finish (black or chocolate leather)

Designer

Jens Risom

Year

2012

Drawings include:

Risom Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

Eames Desk Unit (EDU)

The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) is a plywood, steel, and wire desk system that includes a drawer and brightly colored side and back panels. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952 as a work surface solution for both residential and office use, the Eames Desk Unit continues the exploration of flexible furniture systems that is a constant in their work.

The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 28” | 71.1 cm, and overall height of 29” | 73.6 cm.

The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) is a plywood, steel, and wire desk system that includes a drawer and brightly colored side and back panels. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952, the Eames Desk Unit (EDU) has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 28” | 71.1 cm, and overall height of 29” | 73.6 cm.

Eames Desk Unit (EDU)### *Under Development*

Height:

29.0” | 74 cm

Width:

60.0” | 152 cm

Length:

Depth:

28.0” | 71 cm

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11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2

Materials

Plywood top, painted hardboard sides, steel frame

Designer

Charles & Ray Eames

Year

1952

Drawings include:

Eames Desk Unit (EDU) front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

Nelson X-Leg Table

The Nelson X-Leg Table is a large multi-functional table design set on x-shaped tubular steel legs. Designed by George Nelson in 1950 as a versatile table solution that would prove equally functional for dining, working, or entertaining, the Nelson X-Leg Table is an accommodating design that can pair well with a variety of chair and decor choices.

The Nelson X-Leg Table has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 30” | 76.2 cm, and overall height of 28.5” | 72.4 cm.

The Nelson X-Leg Table is a large multi-functional table design set on x-shaped tubular steel legs. Designed by George Nelson in 1950, the Nelson X-Leg Table has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 30” | 76.2 cm, and overall height of 28.5” | 72.4 cm.

Nelson X-Leg Table### *Under Development*

Height:

28.5” | 72 cm

Width:

60.0” | 152 cm

Length:

Depth:

30.0” | 76 cm

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Area:

12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Materials

Veneer or laminate top (walnut, Santos palisander, white); tubular chrome or powder-coated steel legs

Designer

George Nelson

Year

1950

Drawings include:

Nelson X-Leg Table front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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