14 Modern desk Designs For Eye-Catching Decors

Even though the desk is primarily a functional piece of furniture, this doesn’t mean it has to have a boring design. In fact, the more interesting the desk is, the most pleasant the work environment. Modern desks are a perfect combination of simplicity of functionality. Still, they don’t sacrifice style in favor of functionality or space-efficiency but they manage to combine them in a very nice and harmonious way.

Half of Old Hungarian Ikarus Bus Becomes an Office.

We’ve selected a few examples that beautifully illustrate this idea. Some of the desks have designs so crazy that you would have never thought of them while others use ideas that seem so familiar you wonder why nobody else has used them until now.

We’re going to start with what’s probably the most unusual desk you’ve seen so far. It’s a corner desk area made from the front portion of a bus. It sounds strange and it is an odd design but it’s also a unique desk area. The salvaged bus portion was repainted and modeled in order to become a room divider that accommodates the work station.{found on izismile}.

Post-it Table.

There are some things that are never missing from a desk or office. We’re not talking about furniture but about small items like the post-its. Well, this is a post-it-inspired desk designed by Soup Studio. It’s basically a small table with the top composed of giant post-it notes. You can unleash your creativity and if the results aren’t what you wanted you can just tear off the page and start over.

Small desk.

This minimalist desk is also very interesting and eye-catching. It’s simple but it has a very ingenious design. As you can see, it’s a desk with built-in storage shelf space and it’s made of one continuous line. It’s sleek and it’s simple. The desk was designed by MisoSoup and it’s basically just a strip of curved wood that wraps up and becomes a work station with storage space.

Strates desk.

For those that are permanently worried about storage, we have a special desk design. This is “Strates” and it’s a creation of French designer Mathiey Lehanneur. It’s basically a layered structure that forms a shelf and desk storage system. It’s made of birch plywood and has a modular design. It can either be used individually or organized in groups and shared working stations.

Ledge Wall System.

This is the Ledge, a unique wall system designed by Darin Montgomery and Trey Jones. It has a minimalist design and it can be used as a media cabinet or secretary. It includes a pull-out workstation that can also be a writing table or shelf, a cord management system, a pencil tray and a drawer.it can be made of either ash or walnut wood.Available on site.


The Laptop Tower was designed by Sarah Maier in 2009 and it’s the perfect piece for a small home. It’s a standing desk that can be used at home, in offices or even in public spaces. It has a compact design and it’s designed to serve as a functional and space-saving piece, a desk that you can use while standing or leaning. The Laptop Tower features castors so it’s also a mobile piece.

Touch desk.

This is the “Bend Desk” and it’s a prototype. It was designed as an interactive display that combines the basic features of a normal desk, the flat desktop and vertical computer, in a new and innovative way. It’s a design that uses multi-touch technology that allows the user to display digital content and to interact with it directly using gestures.

Car lovers desk.

And here’s a desk for automobile lovers. It’s a single person desk made of a Mini Cooper car. Given the fact that the car is quite small, you can see why it was chosen for this project. The desk has a flat top and it’s very simple expect for the exterior aspect. It’s a desk designed to impress, not to be space-efficient.

Node school desk.

Speaking about space-efficient desks, you’ve probably noticed how school desks always get smaller and smaller and become more compact. Well, take a look at this one. This is a school desk with a design that combines a chair, storage and a writing surface into a compact, simple and mobile unit. The seat is mounted on a rolling platform with storage underneath and the writing surface has a hook for hanging a bag or jacket.{images from here}.

Landa desk for alki.

The problem with desks is usually the unaesthetic image of all the cables and wires and the lack of storage space. With the Landa Desktop none of those are a problem anymore. Designed by Samuel Accoceberry, this desk features a simple and efficient cable management system as well as hidden storage spaces. It has a minimalist and modern design and is available in three different sizes.

Polichinelle desk.

Here’s another simple, practical and modern desk design. This is the Polichinelle Desk and it was created by French designers Yoann Jestin and Benoit Pernet. It features a simple plywood work surface with two thin steel satellite pieces, a lectern and a lamp. These satellite pieces can be repositioned at will. Moreover, the desk features a paper writing surface with pages that can be torn off.

Writing desk.

It’s usually difficult to keep your desk clean and always organized but when you have a design like this one it all becomes a breeze. The desk was designed by Inesa Malafej of etc.etc. It’s a desk with a very simple storage system organized around three sides of the table top. You can just push things to the edges or store them out of the way but still where they’re easily accessible.


For those that are worried about space, we have a great solution. This is a modern and minimalist desk designed by Daniel Schofield. It’s a modern interpretation of the classic wiring desk and it’s perfect for small living spaces. It’s a wall-mounted piece with a hidden compartment and a pull-out work surface. When the top slides open it also reveals lots of storage compartments.

Hot air balloon desk.

If you prefer something more creative and unique, maybe this is the desk for you. The desk is basically a simple white work surface supported by giant Jenga blocks on one side and by hot air balloons on the other. These permanent hot air balloons were created with a new type of rubber composite that makes them non-degradable. They are filled with a hybrid gas lighter than helium.{found on mymodernmet}.

Published by in Office Design Ideas, on February 20th, 2013


About us

Homedit.com is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.


Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at}hotmail.com with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have