10 Minimalist Desks That’ll Turn Your House Office Into a Home Office
InsideHook picks some standing, all streamlined and none from IKEA.
The bed you spend one third of your life in, the couch you Netflix on, the kitchen table you hold court at: these are purchases worthy of your time, money and careful consideration.
Your home desk, on the other hand, doesn’t get the same billing.
Whether it’s a lacquered hand-me-down from your parents or an asymmetrical monstrosity from your ex-interior designer, there’s one main culprit for what is most likely a subpar home workspace: you work elsewhere. And besides, who needs to spend time picking out a desk when one can just as easily bring a laptop to the kitchen, porch or — don’t lie, we’ve all done it — toilet?
But you need look no further than Papa Hemingway for your answer. The man is Exhibit A for setting up a dedicated workspace, having famously kept his typwriter at his “work desk” — aka “a square foot of cramped area hemmed in by books on one side and on the other by a newspaper-covered heap of papers, manuscripts, and pamphlets” on top of a bookcase.
So whether you’re trying to punch up your Paris memoir or simply need a space to pay the bills, you deserve a desk that’s more than an afterthought.
To wit, we’ve collected 10 top-notch home desks below, some standing (also a favorite of Hemingway), none from IKEA and all priced competitively at under $1,000.
Autonomous SmartDesk 3 | $499
Artifox Desk 02 | $950
Housefish Pocket Desk | $765
Nazanin Kamali for Case, Celine Desk | $995 (up to $1,295)
Emko Double Drawer 4.9 Desk | $980
The Floyd Desk | $460
Uplift Bamboo Stand Up Desk | $495
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