Glass Desk Reccommendations?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by impreza98, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. impreza98 macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Hey. I've been searching for a nice glass desk to display my mac. I've searched online and at OfficeMax, Staples, Ikea, and Best Buy without finding a desgin I really love.

    What I like:
    -clean, simple design
    -glass top
    -L-shaped configuration, though it is not necessary
    -Lots of space for my monitors
    -Mono-chromatic designs using only one color along with the glass (Specifically black with glass, or white with glass)
    -Under $500
    Examples that are nice, but not quite perfect:

    What I don't like:
    -overly adorned with pointless and tacky designs
    -ugly colors, such as "almost black" and "almost chrome"
    -stuff in the way of where my feet should go
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Find an art major and have them make what you want. They get something for the portfolio, you get a desk.
  3. markredf150 macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008

    Well I work at OfficeMax and I have really become familiar with the Sharper Image Collection of glass desks (both 'L' configuration). One of the collections is a design with I believe brown steel and gunmetal finish and it's really neat because you can re-configure it to be an L shape either way or you can just have the desk by itself. Only thing is you have to buy each piece. There's also a matching bookshelf and file cart that can go with it. And I believe the other one is a simple black steel frame with thick tempered glass, but I'm not too sure if it's reconfigurable. I do know they are nice and usually on sale. Right now Sharper Image is sending us a new chair or two, so keep your eyes open. Good luck with the hunt!
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Glass desks are devilishly difficult to keep clean; they can look wonderful in a show room, but in a domestic, or office setting (unless you have cleaning staff to hand) they are incredibly demanding to ook after to a high standard. It's one of the reasons I prefer solid wood, which looks just as stylish, but is far easier to look after.
  5. impreza98 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Thanks for all the replies guys! I really appreciate it.
    I'm definitely going to go for one of the desks at west elms, it is almost perfect.

    I can only imagine how difficult it will be to keep clean, but in my opinion the look and functionality will outweigh the frequent cleanings.
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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  7. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007

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