Altra Furniture Haven Retro Desk with Riser, Espresso/Gunmetal Gray

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Altra Furniture Haven Retro Desk with Riser, Espresso/Gunmetal Gray

Mix industrial and modern styles together to get the Altra Haven Retro Desk with Riser. This Desk is perfect for tight spaces with its small foot print and offers 2 levels of desk space with the added riser. Altra Haven Retro Desk with Riser requires minimal assembly upon delivery.
  • Make your office space anywhere in your home with the Altra Haven Retro Desk with Riser
  • Haven Retro Desk is perfect for small offices, apartment, dens and bedrooms
  • Desk top accommodates your laptop, papers and notebooks
  • Desk Riser gives you extra space to keep office supplies, pictures or décor
  • Espresso desk top surfaces and Gunmetal Gray hairpin style legs bring an updates style to your décor

List Price : $ 74.99

Price : $ 69.33

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Baxton Studio Tyler Writing Desk

Our Tyler writing desk has flair to spare. This contemporary piece is more than a desk, it’s an accent in its own right. Sure, its generous storage space makes it practical, but its dashing design—featuring two-toned wood hues and a genuine metal drawer pull—encourages placement beyond home-office confines. Overall dimensions: 29.5 Inches high x 47.2 Inches wide x 23.2 Inches deep shelf dimensions: 4.6 Inches high x 14.1 Inches wide x 20.5 Inches deep drawer dimension: 3.8 Inches high x 11
  • Contemporary writing desk
  • Stylish, practical design
  • Fronted drawer and three open storage spaces
  • Engineered wood construction
  • Material: engineered wood with Sonoma oak finishing with metal pulls

List Price : $ 210.00

Price : $ 210.00

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Modern writing desks are often designed with the intention of being used with a computer, printer, or other modern day office equipment. Often it feels like that the modern writing desk is really nothing more than a normal piece of office desk or a computer stand or cart. However, you can create your own modern writing desk that is not the typical computer desk that you see today.

There are some fantastic desk models available that aren’t made from the same materials that you will find from any local hardware discount store. There are modern writing desks made of stainless steel or with thick heavy glass. These models tend to be more eye-catching and unique than many of the run of the mill wood panel designs that are common today.

These desks are usually available in specialty furniture stores that create unique styles of furnishings for those who are interested in something out of the ordinary, though many ordinary office furniture stores often have similar models, too.

If you don’t like any of the designs you find, it is possible for a good handyman to create something on their own. Some do-it-yourself individuals have been creative in how they made their own modern writing desks. While more common modern writing desk designs will usually appear like normal office desks, some artists can get very creative.

For example, the steel taken from a classic automobile would certainly make a fine looking and unusual modern writing desk. The hood of an old classic muscle car would certainly catch a lot of attention in your office and set you apart from others.

Certain creative people like this don’t buy that all modern writing desks had to be boring wood finish pieces of furniture made from plastic and plywood. To them, going a little bit beyond the ordinary and embracing the creative can result in a modern writing desk

If you want to have one of these unusual and stunningly original modern writing desks in your home, you might need to do it yourself or find a more capable furniture builder who shares your vision. There is no need to have the same old computer desk that everyone else has in their home or office.

A little bit of imagination can help set you apart by creating a truly great modern design that is distinctly you. All it really takes is a little imagination and some furniture building skills (or skilled help) to get the modern writing desk of your dreams.

If you would like to learn more about modern writing desks please visit my blog for more information on these, and on writing desks in general.

Discover the secret compartments of this writing table and see how it can be transformed into a private altar.

Perhaps the most exquisite and technically refined piece from German cabinetmaker Abraham Roentgen (1711–1793), this desk was made for his premier patron, the Catholic official Johann Philipp von Walderdorff. Its interior holds a multitude of drawers, panels, and compartments, in addition to sophisticated mechanical fittings that safeguard the elector’s privacy.

This table is from Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens:

More information about this object can be found here:

Footage courtesy of VideoART GmbH and Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
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