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).

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Celine Desk
Illustration of the Celine Desk with table lamp and plate
The Celine Desk is a simple lined midcentury inspired wood desk with a single-drawer, an open cubby, and tapered legs. Designed by Nazanin Kamali in 2008, the Celine Desk measures 43.5” | 110 cm wide, 21.75” | 55 cm deep, and has an overall height of 29.75” | 76 cm.
Drawings of the Celine Desk measured with dimensions of the front, side, and plan
The Celine Desk is a simple lined midcentury inspired wood desk with a single-drawer, an open cubby, and tapered legs. Designed by Nazanin Kamali in 2008, the Celine Desk measures 43.5” | 110 cm wide, 21.75” | 55 cm deep, and has an overall height of 29.75” | 76 cm.
Drawings of the Celine Desk measured with dimensions of the front, side, and plan
Celine Desk

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Width: 43.5” | 110 cm
Depth: 21.75” | 55 cm
Height: 29.75” | 76 cm
Area: 6.5 ft2 | .6 m2

Designer: Nazanin Kamali
Year: 2008
Materials: Wood veneer over MDF, solid wood legs

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

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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 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
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

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Width: 51.25” | 130.2 cm
Depth:
25.75” | 65.4 cm
Height:
29.25” | 74.3 cm
Area:
9.2 ft2 | .9 m2

Designer:
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Year:
2013
Materials:
Solid oak legs, Plywood and linoleum top

Drawings include:
Copenhague 90 Desk 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, 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

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Large:
Width: 60” | 152.4 cm
Depth: 30” | 76.2 cm
Height: 28.5” | 72.4 cm
Area: 12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Small:
Width: 48” | 122 cm
Depth: 30” | 76.2 cm
Height: 28.5” | 72.4 cm
Area: 10 ft2 | .9 m2

Designer: Todd Bracher
Year: 2015
Materials: Molded plywood top, solid legs (walnut ash, ebony veneer and legs)

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

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Eames Desk Unit (EDU)
Front elevation drawing of the Eames Desk Unit (EDU) with various objects for size comparison
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.
Set of dimensioned drawings of the Eames Desk Unit (EDU) with measurements on the elevations and plan views
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.
Set of dimensioned drawings of the Eames Desk Unit (EDU) with measurements on the elevations and plan views
Eames Desk Unit (EDU)

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Width: 60” | 152.4 cm
Depth: 28” | 71.1 cm
Height: 29” | 73.6 cm
Area: 11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2

Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Year: 1952
Materials: Plywood top, painted hardboard sides, steel frame

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

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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 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

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Width: 60” | 152.4 cm
Depth: 30” | 76.2 cm
Height: 28.5” | 72.4 cm
Area: 12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Designer: Dan Grabowski
Year: 2011
Materials: Powder-coated steel base, MDF top (plastic or maple veneer)

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. 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 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

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

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

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

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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 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
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

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

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

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

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Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table
Front elevation of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table with a desk lamp and Apple iMac computer for scale
The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table is a walnut veneered desk with sculptural legs made by swaging (pressure curving) metal tubes. Designed by George Nelson (1958), the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table has a width of 54” | 137.2 cm, depth of 36” | 91.4 cm, and height of 29.4” | 74.7 cm.
Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table measuring desk height, width, and depth
The Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table is a walnut veneered desk with sculptural legs made by swaging (pressure curving) metal tubes. Designed by George Nelson (1958), the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table has a width of 54” | 137.2 cm, depth of 36” | 91.4 cm, and height of 29.4” | 74.7 cm.
Set of dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table measuring desk height, width, and depth
Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table

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Width: 54” | 137.2 cm
Depth: 36” | 91.4 cm
Height: 29.4” | 74.7 cm
Area: 13.5 ft2 | 1.3 m2

Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1958
Materials: Chrome steel legs, walnut or laminate top

Drawings include:
Nelson Swag Leg Rectangular Work Table front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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Nelson X-Leg Table
Front elevation drawing of the Nelson X-Leg Table with table lamp and books for scale
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.
Elevation and plan drawings with dimensions of the 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, 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.
Elevation and plan drawings with dimensions of the Nelson X-Leg Table
Nelson X-Leg Table

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Width: 60” | 152.4 cm
Depth: 30” | 76.2 cm
Height: 28.5” | 72.4 cm
Area: 12.5 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1950
Materials: Veneer or laminate top (walnut, Santos palisander, white); tubular chrome or powder-coated steel legs

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

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Risom Desk
Illustration of the Risom Desk with table lamp and books for scale and size comparison
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.
Dimensioned drawings of the Risom Desk measuring desk height, width, and depth in elevation and plan
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.
Dimensioned drawings of the Risom Desk measuring desk height, width, and depth in elevation and plan
Risom Desk

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Width: 42” | 106.7 cm
Depth: 22” | 55.9 cm
Height: 29” | 73.7 cm
Area: 6.4 ft2 | .6 m2

Designer: Jens Risom
Year: 2012
Materials: Solid walnut, leather finish (black or chocolate leather)

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

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Vella Leather Desk
Front elevation drawing of the Vella Leather Desk with a series of objects for scale
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.
Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Vella Leather Desk with measurements for desk width, height, and depth
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.
Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Vella Leather Desk with measurements for desk width, height, and depth
Vella Leather Desk

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Width: 59.25” | 150.5 cm
Depth: 31.5” | 80 cm
Height: 28.75” | 73 cm
Area: 13 ft2 | 1.2 m2

Designer: Michele di Fonzo
Year: 2013
Materials: Steel frame; MDF top; leather cover

Drawings include:
Vella Leather Desk front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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Standing Work Table
Dimensioned drawing of a standard Standing Work Table with measurements for height and width
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 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

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Height: 38”-42” | 97-107 cm
Width: 36” | 91 cm

Drawings include:
Standing Work Table side elevation (people)

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