Glass Desk Reccommendations?

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

  1. impreza98 macrumors member

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    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)
    -Sturdiness
    -Under $500
    Examples that are nice, but not quite perfect:
    http://www.daniafurniture.com/?page=shop/flypage&page_back=shop/category_items&offset=0&product_id=286&category_id=bb042df9788be5bc56b9194667b13104

    http://www.modabode.com/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=AFF100038&emap=13&FSID=5608


    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
    -Examples:
    http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/p16_L-Desks_168449_Business_Supplies_10051_true_SC2:CG33:CL161508

    http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/p16_Computer-Desks_201490_Business_Supplies_10051_true_SC2:CG33:CL70303
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    Cheers
     
  5. impreza98 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
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