Floating Desks That Make Legs Seem Obsolete

A well-crafted and functional desk can inspire us to work hard, be productive, and stay as organized as our multitasking lives will allow. We are big fans of designers who take a second look at these office necessities and turn them into more modern and chic works of art. The floating desk is one of these innovative alternatives. Whether they are shaped as a classic rectangle, soften a space with round corners, or sport a highly contoured look, these cool finds will make you want to pull up a chair and get to work.

By Kyle Troutman
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DeskPad

Who said a desk ever needed drawers? The DeskPad has a retractable desktop, hidden storage compartments, a built-in privacy wall, a bookrest, and a pen holder! Its chic coral red frame comes with a writing surface outfitted in smooth black leather. Boewer, price upon request.

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Oiled Walnut

Designer Jonathan Gomez Whitney used the image of billowing curtains as inspiration for the shape of his walnut Curtain desk. The soft feel of the oiled wood paired with a stark white-washed desktop and bottom make this piece dramatic in a good way. Gomez Whitney, $1,400

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Mighty Oak

These Minimal Float Desks (available in rift oak or walnut) can handle up to 150 lbs atop its strong frame. They are perfect for computer whizes, as they sport a multi-use pullout desk. Botanist by Orange 22, $699

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Legs-Free Plank

Los Angeles-based MASH Studios used a large wall-mounted wooden plank to prove that table legs are not necessary for sturdy design. Clunky drawers have been swapped out for spacious cubbies that can be shielded by a white cover on thick cutout track. MASH Studios, $720. 

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Spacebox

As its name suggests, Spacebox can fold up and out of the way. Don’t want to use it as a desk? Its open compartments make for great storage spaces. Calligaris, price upon request. 

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Space Saver

The Desk Box has a contemporary geometric design that allows it to be pushed into a box shape to save valuable space. Arco, price upon request.

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Wonder

Blu Dot’s Wonder is an understated desk that hides clutter and wires in a special hatch. Get it with a white, ivory or walnut deskto. Blu Dot, $499. 

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The Ledge

Darin Montgomery and Trey Jones’ compact design has a drop down workspace that gives way to spacious storage cubbies and a pullout tray. It’s hard not to mention that this bad boy is made in the USA. Urbancase, $1,500. 

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Fully Loaded

Owner of vurvdesign Glenn Ross designed this flip-down floating desk complete with the works: three drawers, three cubbies, and storage above and below. The Camile desk is custom made to order. vurvdesign, $1,899. 

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