Office Desks As a Centerpiece in your Interior Design Project
Top Manufacturers of Commercial Desks
In today’s office, the concept of desks and workstations is in flux. Offices of the past mostly featured separate offices furnished with traditional desks, and then companies moved toward the open office concept, filled with cubicles and workstations. Now, many companies seek to provide a more balanced environment for their employees, combining elements of traditional and open offices to create workplaces that foster collaboration while also allowing for focused work. Office desk manufacturers are responding to these needs by creating desks that accommodate a flexible work style.
Some desks are designed to be freestanding and simple, while others incorporate drawers and cabinets for storage. Desks are available with rectangular tops or even in L-shaped, U-shaped, or curved versions. Casegoods are a popular option that includes desks and storage cabinets in one unit, fully finishing out an office. Benching systems, which are long work surfaces without partitions, can be a budget-friendly choice for companies who prefer to have employees in an open configuration.
Desks were traditionally made with wood, and many still are. But manufacturers have created modern and durable options made with metal frames and a variety of desktop finishes. Designers can choose from many different styles of desks to coordinate with their interior design vision for an office.
Leading office desk manufacturers include Knoll, Steelcase, Gunlocke, National Office Furniture, Tuohy, Geiger, Herman Miller, Haworth, OFS, Halcon, Teknion, and Bernhardt. Contract regularly publishes the latest commercial office desks in our issues and on our website, so check back frequently when you are ready to specify desks for your next project.