Choosing a professional office desk can be a daunting and time consuming experience. Before you start trawling through pages of desks that all look the same, take a look at this quick guide to really identify what you need.
Most desks come in standard sizes and generally a single workstation would be between 1000mm-1400mm wide x 800m deep. Once you know how big the space available is, you can choose the right desk for your space.
Standard rectangular, kidney, crescent and wave are all shapes of desk and the shape you choose will depend on the space you have and who will be using it. Rectangular is likely to fit most spaces, crescent gives you space to sit in the middle of the desk with room either side and kidney allows you space to get closer into the desk on one side, handy for large, or pregnant users.
This is where taste comes in. There are stylish, executive desks such as the Metar Executive, there are desks with compatible accessories such as the Herman Miller Sense Desk, and there are also the perfectly practical Elite desks which are a good choice in any office, with wide a range of finishes available. There are plenty of desks to choose from so you are sure to find the one that best suits your office.
Height adjustable or Sit-Stand (manual or electric), connecting (shared leg), cable management, shelving, screens and much more. If you need extras on your desk, make sure that the one you choose has everything you need in order to meet your requirements.
Value for money
As with most things, you’ll get what you pay for. If you’re just looking for something simple to fulfil a basic purpose, then you’ll pay less than if you want an all singing, all dancing style icon to work from. Many furniture retailers will offer discounts on bulk orders (as we do) so it’s worth checking this if you know someone else who needs one too.
If you consider all of the above points before you invest in your next desk, you should end up with a desk that will work for you for as long as you need it to.