Desks

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.

Common Questions

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).

Desks

Furniture
Distil Desk
28.5” | 72 cm
Distil Desk
Nelson X-Leg Table
28.5” | 72 cm
Nelson X-Leg Table
Vella Leather Desk
28.75” | 73 cm
Vella Leather Desk
IKEA Lillasen Desk
29 1/8” | 74 cm
IKEA Lillasen Desk
Copenhague 90 Desk
29.25” | 74 cm
Copenhague 90 Desk
Celine Desk
29.75” | 76 cm
Celine Desk
Eames Desk Unit
29” | 74 cm
Eames Desk Unit (EDU)
Risom Desk
29” | 74 cm
Risom Desk
Standing Work Table
38”-42” | 97-107 cm
Standing Work Table
Standing Work Table
36” | 91 cm
Standing Work Table
IKEA Lillasen Desk
40 1/8” | 102 cm
IKEA Lillasen Desk
Risom Desk
42” | 107 cm
Risom Desk
Celine Desk
43.5” | 110 cm
Celine Desk
Distil Desk
48”-60" | 122-152 cm
Distil Desk
Copenhague 90 Desk
51.25” | 130 cm
Copenhague 90 Desk
Vella Leather Desk
59.25” | 151 cm
Vella Leather Desk
Eames Desk Unit
60” | 152 cm
Eames Desk Unit (EDU)
Nelson X-Leg Table
60” | 152 cm
Nelson X-Leg Table
Distil Desk
10-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2
Distil Desk
Eames Desk Unit
11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2
Eames Desk Unit (EDU)
Nelson X-Leg Table
12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2
Nelson X-Leg Table
Vella Leather Desk
13 ft2 | 1.2 m2
Vella Leather Desk
IKEA Lillasen Desk
5.4 ft2 | .5 m2
IKEA Lillasen Desk
Risom Desk
6.4 ft2 | .6 m2
Risom Desk
Celine Desk
6.5 ft2 | .6 m2
Celine Desk
Copenhague 90 Desk
9.2 ft2 | .9 m2
Copenhague 90 Desk

Desks

Distil Desk
28.5” | 72 cm
Nelson X-Leg Table
28.5” | 72 cm
Vella Leather Desk
28.75” | 73 cm
IKEA Lillasen Desk
29 1/8” | 74 cm
Copenhague 90 Desk
29.25” | 74 cm
Celine Desk
29.75” | 76 cm
Eames Desk Unit
29” | 74 cm
Risom Desk
29” | 74 cm
Standing Work Table
38”-42” | 97-107 cm
Standing Work Table
36” | 91 cm
IKEA Lillasen Desk
40 1/8” | 102 cm
Risom Desk
42” | 107 cm
Celine Desk
43.5” | 110 cm
Distil Desk
48”-60" | 122-152 cm
Copenhague 90 Desk
51.25” | 130 cm
Vella Leather Desk
59.25” | 151 cm
Eames Desk Unit
60” | 152 cm
Nelson X-Leg Table
60” | 152 cm
IKEA Lillasen Desk
19 1/4” | 49 cm
Celine Desk
21.75” | 55 cm
Risom Desk
22” | 56 cm
Copenhague 90 Desk
25.75” | 65 cm
Eames Desk Unit
28” | 71 cm
Distil Desk
30” | 76 cm
Nelson X-Leg Table
30” | 76 cm
Vella Leather Desk
31.5” | 80 cm
Distil Desk
10-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2
Eames Desk Unit
11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2
Nelson X-Leg Table
12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2
Vella Leather Desk
13 ft2 | 1.2 m2
IKEA Lillasen Desk
5.4 ft2 | .5 m2
Risom Desk
6.4 ft2 | .6 m2
Celine Desk
6.5 ft2 | .6 m2
Copenhague 90 Desk
9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

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Celine Desk
6.5 ft2 | .6 m2
Copenhague 90 Desk
9.2 ft2 | .9 m2
Distil Desk
10-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2
Eames Desk Unit
11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2
IKEA Lillasen Desk
5.4 ft2 | .5 m2
Nelson X-Leg Table
12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2
Risom Desk
6.4 ft2 | .6 m2
Vella Leather Desk
13 ft2 | 1.2 m2
Everywhere Rectangular Desk
Illustration of the Everywhere Rectangular Desk with a desk lamp and Apple iMac computer for scale

The Everywhere Rectangular Table is a versatile and strong desk with a simple and uncluttered profile. Designed by Dan Grabowski in 2011, the Everywhere Rectangular Desk is an elegant and controlled work solution that seeks to connect industrial design with sculpture. The Everywhere Rectangular Table has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 30” | 76.2 cm, and overall height of 28.5” | 72.4 cm.

Plan and elevation drawings with dimensions of the Everywhere Rectangular Desk
The Everywhere Rectangular Table is a versatile and strong desk with a simple and uncluttered profile. Designed by Dan Grabowski in 2011, the Everywhere Rectangular Desk has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 30” | 76.2 cm, and overall height of 28.5” | 72.4 cm.
Plan and elevation drawings with dimensions of the Everywhere Rectangular Desk
Everywhere Rectangular Desk

*Under Development*

Height:
28.5” | 72 cm
Width:
60” | 152 cm
Length:
Depth:
30” | 76 cm
Weight:
Area:
12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Materials: Powder-coated steel base, MDF top (plastic or maple veneer)
Designer: Dan Grabowski

Year
2011

Drawings include:
Everywhere Rectangular Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks
Front illustration of an IKEA desk made with a tabletop and the Lerberg Trestle legs

IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks are customizable desks that combine IKEA’s Lerberg Trestle Leg system with a tabletop surface of choice. Designed by IKEA of Sweden as a kit-of-parts desk, the functionality of the Lerberg Trestle Leg design allows for the inclusion of a small shelf for books while also giving the owner flexibility to select their own tabletop surface. IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks have heights from 28”-30” | 71.1-76.2 cm based on the trestle legs, but will vary in overall size depending on the choice of tabletop surfaces with standard widths that range between 47”-60” | 119.4-152.4 cm and depths around 23”-30” | 58.4-76.2 cm.

Drawings of an IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desk combination with measurements for desk height, width, and depth
IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks are customizable desks that combine IKEA’s Lerberg Trestle Leg system with a tabletop surface of choice. IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks have heights from 28”-30” | 71.1-76.2 cm, and vary in size based on the choice of tabletop surfaces.
Drawings of an IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desk combination with measurements for desk height, width, and depth
IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks

*Under Development*

Height:
29 1/8” | 74 cm
Width:
47 1/4” | 120 cm
Length:
Depth:
23 5/8” | 60 cm
Weight:
Area:
7.6 ft2 | .7 m2

Designer: IKEA of Sweden
Materials: Powder-coated steel trestle, fiberboard top

Year

Drawings include:
IKEA Lerberg Trestle Leg Desks front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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Distil Desk
Elevation of the large Distil Desk with additional storage and an Apple iMac computer for scale

The Distil Desk is a molded plywood desk with curved front and back edges. Designed by Todd Bracher in 2015 as an exploration questioning the sharp edges of a standard desk tabletop, the Distil Desk also includes innovative hidden cutouts for hiding computer wires and additional storage options that attach below the table surface. The large Distil Desk has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 30” | 76.2 cm, and overall height of 28.5” | 72.4 cm. The small Distil Desk has a width of 48” | 122 cm.

Drawings of the large Distil Desk with dimensions for width, depth and height
The Distil Desk is a molded plywood desk with curved front and back edges. Designed by Todd Bracher in 2015, the large Distil Desk has a width of 60” | 152.4 cm, depth of 30” | 76.2 cm, and overall height of 28.5” | 72.4 cm. The small Distil Desk has a width of 48” | 122 cm.
Drawings of the large Distil Desk with dimensions for width, depth and height
Distil Desk

*Under Development*

Height:
28.5” | 72 cm
Width:
48”-60" | 122-152 cm
Length:
Depth:
30” | 76 cm
Weight:
Area:
10-12.5 ft2 | .9-1.2 m2

Sizes: Small, Large
Materials: Molded plywood top, solid legs (walnut ash, ebony veneer and legs)
Designer: Todd Bracher

Year
2015

Drawings include:
Distil Desk front elevation (large), front (objects), side, plan (large), front (small), plan (small)

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IKEA Lillasen Desk
Drawing of the IKEA Lillasen Desk with a laptop computer and cactus plant for scale

The IKEA Lillasen Desk is a small bamboo desk with three storage drawers set on a lightweight steel frame. Designed by Mikael Axelsson for IKEA, the IKEA Lillasen Desk celebrates the durable and renewable qualities of bamboo as a sustainable material that can be sourced for for a variety of useful household items. The IKEA Lillasen Desk has a width of 40 1/8” | 102 cm, depth of 19 1/4” | 49 cm, and overall height of 29 1/8” | 74 cm.

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Lillasen Desk with measurements on the elevations and plan views
The IKEA Lillasen Desk is a small bamboo desk with three drawers set on a lightweight steel frame. Designed by Mikael Axelsson for IKEA, the IKEA Lillasen Desk has a width of 40 1/8” | 102 cm, depth of 19 1/4” | 49 cm, and overall height of 29 1/8” | 74 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Lillasen Desk with measurements on the elevations and plan views
IKEA Lillasen Desk

*Under Development*

Height:
29 1/8” | 74 cm
Width:
40 1/8” | 102 cm
Length:
Depth:
19 1/4” | 49 cm
Weight:
Area:
5.4 ft2 | .5 m2

Materials: Bamboo top, powder-coated steel frame
Designer: Mikael Axelsson - IKEA

Year

Drawings include:
IKEA Lillasen Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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Copenhague 90 Desk
Front elevation illustration of the Copenhague 90 Desk with desk lamp and bottle of wine for scale

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.

Dimensioned drawings of the Copenhague 90 Desk measuring desk width, height, and depth
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.
Dimensioned drawings of the Copenhague 90 Desk measuring desk width, height, and depth
Copenhague 90 Desk

*Under Development*

Height:
29.25” | 74 cm
Width:
51.25” | 130 cm
Length:
Depth:
25.75” | 65 cm
Weight:
Area:
9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

‍Designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Materials:
Solid oak legs, Plywood and linoleum top

Year
2013

Drawings include:
Copenhague 90 Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

Details & Downloads
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