Glass-Top Desks Bring Style Into The Workspace

Like coffee tables, desks with glass tops are appreciated for how lightweight they look, often being integrated into small spaces where other designs would interfere with the openness of the room. That, however, is not the only reason to have a glass-top desk, whether it’s for a home office or a more professional environment. Such designs usually put an emphasis on simplicity and on the design of the frame. Let’s look at some specific desks to better understand their designs.

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The Jensen desk has a design inspired by retro tables, featuring an A frame made of solid wood and a clean and simple form. The clear glass top maintains a minimalistic appearance and at the same time gives the desk a modern allure

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The intention behind the design of this contemporary desk was a look that’s minimal, slick and versatile. The glass top is both strong and delicate and the chrome trestle legs have just the right amount of flair to give the desk a subtle industrial appearance without necessarily suggesting a vintage finish. {found on loveseat}.

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The design of the Homework Desk is not as straight-forward as you’d think. This is actually a very versatile piece of furniture. It comes in two sizes and it can either has one or two file holders/ drawers suspended just below its clear glass top. They appear to be floating and they’re attached to an elegant wooden frame without sharing with it the same color or finish.

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A lot of glass-top desks can be perceived as being cold and a bit austere, not radiating the warmth and elegance of a wooden desk. That may be true in some cases but the Academy desk is a beautiful exception. Its frame is made of solid canaletta walnut and the top is made of tempered glass. The beautiful thing here is the delicacy of the edges, corners and all the components.

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The wood and glass combo is a beautiful and pretty common one, especially when it comes to furniture. The Stylo desk, however, features a frame made of metal to which a walnut drawer is added. The combination is a bit unusual but the glass top complements the design perfectly.

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Even when the glass top on a desk is not transparent the design is every bit as slick and stylish. In fact, the black glass top featured here by the Soho desk also adds a touch of mystery and unspoken elegance. The desk is part of a collection focused on the idea of simplicity.

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The Strata desk is a curious piece of furniture. It’s almost entirely made of glass but, despite its lightweight and delicate appearance, it’s very strong and durable and it weighs 80 kg. The top and side panels are made of transparent glass and the back is in smoked glass. A white shelf made of wood can be pulled out, undulating to complement the curvature of the top.

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If you’re in the mood for something a bit more classical, with a hint of retro beauty, check out the Monoblock desk. This is a secretary desk made of walnut. It has a dark glass top with a wooden tray attached. The top tray holds boxes which can be stacked and which can serve as storage compartments for pencils and other office supplies.

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With such a simple and versatile design, it’s easy to integrate the Accademia desk just about anywhere. This is actually more than a desk. It can serve as a desk or as a console table thanks to its minimalism and proportions. You can find it in clear or extra clear glass but also sanded or black or white lacquered glass.

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If the name wasn’t suggestive enough, the Scriba desk is a stylish writing desk with a design reminiscent of retro furniture. It has a solid wood frame and small desks under a clear glass top.