The glass office desk has been a popular choice in modern and glamorous offices for years and are even more in-demand with the work-from-home situation that started this year. More than just stylish, glass desks are a good option when you need to add a dedicated workspace to a room that’s not a home office.
This is because their transparency makes them visually light in your decor arrangement. They also reflect, not block, natural light as it flows through space. Finally, glass desks are also typically easier to move than heavier wooden pieces. Finally, when the days of working — or studying — from home are over, many glass desks can be repurposed as consoles or tables for non-work purposes if you like. Here are some great options for glass office desks of all sizes to fit your WFH needs.
This chic Balhi Suspended Glass Writing Desk will serve you stylistically and functionally for many years thanks to its sleek style. The modern design is light and airy and features two small drawer units at each end of the lower shelf. The half-inch-thick tempered glass top sits on a minimalist frame whose legs are in the shape of an X. The stainless steel finish adds a glam touch to the overall vibe.
The two-drawer units are made from durable fiberboard, however, it is possible to assemble the desk without them if you prefer. Both have metal roller glides that ensure smooth operation. Each one can hold up to 10 pounds of necessities. Assembly is required, but buyers love how easy the process is, although it is useful to have a second person available to place the glass top. They also praise its quality and good looks. Note that the drawers are indeed small. The Balhi glass writing desk is fire-rated and comes with a one-year product warranty.
If working or studying at home is a temporary thing, the Graeme Reversible Desk is a great choice because it can easily be used as a console table too. The innovative design lets you sit on either side and its contemporary styling looks great in any room. This is especially useful if you need to set up a workspace in an area that’s a general living space. The slim profile is unobtrusive yet still has plenty of room for a laptop, a lamp, and some small office essentials. The shelf underneath lets you stash notebooks and papers out of the way when they’re not needed.
The tabletop and shelf of the Graeme Desk are made from tempered clear glass, and the chrome metal frame features a signature geometric designs that form the legs. Assembly is required but reviewers say it is quick and easy. Happy buyers say this is a sturdy and elegant piece that has more than desk functionality.
Made for small spaces and tight budgets, the Yvonne Glass Desk is perfect for setting up a dedicated workspace in any room. The stylish powder-coated metal frame is sturdy and supports the tempered glass top as well as a sliding keyboard tray. It also has adjustable feet underneath to make sure the desk sits level. Although it’s petite, this desk can hold up to 100 pounds so there’s no worry about your computer or monitor. Buyers say that it’s big enough for up to two computer monitors!
Zipcode Designs’ Yvonne glass office desk requires assembly, which is reported to be quite easy. It also comes with a 90-day
limited warranty against defects.
If you’ve got the space and you need to spread out when you work, the Cloer Glass L-Shape Desk maybe your ultimate workspace. Stylish, minimalist x-shaped legs support the quarter-inch-thick tempered glass top. The desk is actually comprised of two identical desks and a corner piece, which can be separated and set up as two individual parts if desired. And, for a really large u-shaped arrangement, two of these L-shaped units can be positioned together.
The sleek beveled glass top sits on a durable silver powder-coated steel frame. Underneath one side, a convenient glass keyboard tray slides out for ergonomic comfort and to keep the keyboard out of the way when you don’t need it. The Cloer glass office desk is also super sturdy, able to hold up to 100 lbs. full assembly is required and reviewers say that it is easy to do and takes no more than an hour. This great-looking desk is also covered by a 90-day limited warranty against defects.
Jigsaw puzzle fans take note: Not all glass office desks are meant for work: Some are designed to make your fun with puzzles more comfortable and convenient. The 500 Piece Dash Rectangular Puzzle Table might have been originally developed for drawing or drafting, but it’s also perfect for crafting and puzzles — and a stylish contemporary piece for any room in your home.
A large tempered safety-glass work surface can be tilted by up to 35 degrees, and whatever angle you prefer to work. It can also be locked into place for a flat surface. It’s also sturdy with a metal base and frame that comes in black. On the sides, built-in trays can hold puzzle pieces, pens or other crafting supplies and underneath, a set of attached drawers adds even more storage space. Assembly is required but buyers say it goes together quickly and is a quality piece — ideal for kids too.
If you’re trying to carve a dedicated workspace out of a living room or a family room, a desk that is properly designed for work, like this Brosley Computer Desk, is key. The contemporary style works easily with most types of decor and has enough flair that it does not look like it came from the local big box store.
For the ultimate in style when it comes to your home office setup, check out the Moffitt Glass Writing Desk. The striking base features elements of mid-century modern design, or perhaps a bit of a Nordic vibe. In either case, it’s a great complement to the contemporary decor in any room thanks to its architectural lines. An expansive tempered glass top that is 0.39 inches thick offers a full view of the stylish solid walnut frame, highlighted with brass hardware.
Reversible orientation lets you position the desk as necessary, so it’s always attractive and functional. This Moffitt glass office desk requires assembly, which can be done quite quickly with just a screwdriver. Due to the size of the glass, the manufacturer recommends that you have someone on hand to help you place the glass. Happy buyers say this is super stylish and very study and that provides plenty of workspace without looking like it’s crowding out the other furniture in your room.
For a piece that brings design flair to a whole new level, the Folden Reversible L-Shape Desk is the one you want. More than just a glass top and plain base, this one has an out-of-the ordinary shelf-like base that’s functional as well as uber stylish. This modern take on the typical glass office desk is one that will garner lots of compliments, besides giving you a marvelous workspace.
The most unique feature is the swiveling glass section that can swing from its L-shape and be positioned over the shelf, turning it into a more compact desk or a consult style table. The tempered glass top is 10 millimeters thick and supports up to 75 lbs. while the base is made from metal and manufactured wood that sports a sleek white finish. Assembly is required but reviewers say it goes together without much difficulty and is beautiful as well as study. Brayden Studio covers its glass writing desk with a 30-day limited warranty.
Ideal for creating a workspace in a smaller apartment or home, the Phoebe Glass Desk by Langley Street is easily incorporated into an unused corner. While it’s compact, it offers up enough workspace for a monitor and keyboard along with other work essentials. There’s also a tray underneath the top where you can store your keyboard, books or papers as necessary.
The top is made from 8-millimeter-inch-thick tempered glass that supports up to 15 lbs. The stylish base of the desk has angled legs that add some flair. The base and shelf are made from a combination of manufactured wood and bamboo. Buyers should note that the shelf is stationary and does not slide out. Assembly is required and the desk is covered by a one-year product warranty.
All crystalline elegance and ready for business, the Lucite Glass Writing Desk from ModShop is the ultimate in glamorous decor for your home office. It shines and sparkles with an ethereal presence that will make sitting down to work a real pleasure. The entire desk is made from solid lucite and then topped with Starfire glass that is 0.25 inches thick. The spectacular sculpted legs are tapered for extra style.
This desk comes fully assembled and all you have to do is place the glass. Its generous 30 x 60 inch top provides plenty of workspace, room for a lamp and more. The sturdy nature of the desk means that you will need help positioning the desk as it weighs 250 lbs. Buyers say this glass office desk is well built and looks stunning, and all have given it five-star reviews.
The Asotin L-Shape Executive Desk is a beautiful and uniquely designed desk. Glass legs intersect with horizontal elements made from wenge wood and white lacquer. The three side shelf elements alternate wood and lacquer and the central one features two gliding drawers that are convenient for stashing any desk clutter. The overall look is modern and architectural, giving any home office a lot of flair.
Crafted from glass and manufactured wood, the Asotin desk is a super attractive piece with a very different geometry. Whether you use the horizontal elements as shelves or just appreciate them as a piece of design, it will make sitting down to work a lot nicer. The desk requires assembly and the manufacturer suggests that it’s best to have two people put it together. Buyers say the desk is beautiful and sturdy. Oren Ellis covers this glass office desk with a one-year product warranty.
A marvelous transitional design that will meld with most types of decor, the Carrera Europa Architect’s Desk is more than your average glass office desk. The base is actually two separate metal trestles and the top is a stunning two-piece layered smoked gray glass that features a custom polished edge. The best thing is that the desk is very versatile and if the day comes when you don’t need a home office, the Carrera can be used as a table or bar.
As noted, the glass is a unique gray and the base is crafted from metal in a very stylish gray graphite, which in a low-light environment looks like black. Because the design is uniform on both sides, it can be placed against a wall or in the center of a room. Happy reviewers praise the quality and the great look of the desk. Only partial assembly is required.
Whether you have a dedicated office space that you need to upgrade or if you just need to create a workspace for a temporary period, there’s no reason you can’t create a space with lots of style and interest. And, putting a glass office desk at the center of the work area creates a convenient and very attractive place to accomplish a lot of the items on your to-do list.