Many modern workers spend the majority of their time behind a desk. Considering your desk is a place you may spend eight plus hours a day it should be functional, comfortable and inspiring. At least, I think so. Here is a collection of the most innovative work spaces to be found on the internet. Some of these ideas are still in development other are utilized by workers across the globe – all are intentionally designed to serve both form, function and creativity. Some desk even support embedded software surfaces which make it easy for you to connect with co workers and get your work done faster and more efficient.
1. Strates Desk
Designer: Mathieu Leaner
This interlocking storage and tabletop system is an ergonomic and beautiful work-space solution, perfect for collaborative work places.
2. K Workstation – in product development
Crafted in segments from bamboo laminated plywood, this nifty space saving desk is great for a studio apartment or dorm room.
Designer: Sophie Kirkpatrick
Designer: Alex Kozynets
Inspired by the elegance and grace of the animal its named after. This desk was created to spur on creativity.
5. Treasury Table from Process
Designer: Lucie Koldova
Photographer: Martin Chum
With plenty of storage and all your tools right where you need them you’re sure to be more productive. All the drawers slide under the frosted glass table top to for a beautiful, clean, uncluttered look when you don’t need your stuff.
6. Ply Like Lajko from Process
Designer: Ji?í Junek
Photographer: Kristina Hrab?tová
Three drawers and an interesting slatted design makes this desk a creative and inspiring option for a modernist office.
Designer: Max Ingrand
Shapely and innovative even through this desk is well over 40 years old it still looks like something from the future.
Get your best thinking done on the wing of this B-25 bomber desk. A piece of aviation history in your office and it looks utterly remarkable.
If minimalism is something you crave when looking for the perfect workspace this might be the desk for you. Gone are the days of mile-high stacks of paper cluttering up your desk. Everything is in your computer and that’s only an inch thick. So free up some space for stretching or dancing and reduce your desk space consumption by half.
10. Space-Age Desk
Designer: Maurice Calka
This desk was designed by the French sculptor and designer in 1969 and is made almost entirely out of fiberglass. Once again we see good design will stand the test of time.
11. Briefcase Desk
Designer: Maarten De Ceulaer
Sustainable and business themed, this desk made out of briefcases combines meets that need for space and storage all while being interesting. These desks can be customizes for your specific needs and color preferences.
Designer: Alexander Petrov
The light and friendly feel of this modern desk design is perfect for a creative space you want to spend time in.
13. MILK classic
Simplicity combined with functionality and beauty makes for an innovative workspace design. This desk includes compartments for your gadgets as well as cable outlets.
Here’s an economic, space saving imac storage solution. By piecing together various ikea products you can make something simple, beautiful and functional to hold your imac.
15. Also, Working Desk and Reading Arm Chair
Designer: Akin Bacioglu
A unique and multifunctional design allowing for both focused work with plenty of nooks and crannies for storage and a lounge space to sit back and get something read.
About the Author: Melody Stone cut her teeth on small town music journalist in Northern California and now works at custom t-shirt company Fibers.com as a writer and designer. She loves using her journalistic background to research and tells stories about beautiful design.