Desk materials and shapes
Choose a desk in a material and shape that works well with your office surroundings and existing furniture.
Solid wood adds warmth to a room and is durable and easy to clean. While hardwood and bamboo options are durable, you can maintain the beauty of these surfaces by using coasters for glasses and mugs.
To clean: Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth; then wipe dry with a soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain.
Laminate is a durable, hardwearing surface that resists stains and is virtually maintenance-free.
To clean: Wash with a soft cloth and solution of mild detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly; and dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Top picks: Jarvis Standing Desk, Nevi Sit-Stand Desk and HAY Copenhague Desks
The Jarvis Desk combines a solid walnut, oak, or bamboo desktop with either a black or white frame. The Nevi Desk features a zinc-coated steel frame with a durable, modern laminate desktop.
Both variations of the HAY Copenhague desks offer a material contrast in solid wood legs with a streamlined matte nanotech linoleum surface.