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25 Best Minimalist Design Office Desks & Modern Work Desks

25 Best Minimalist Design Office Desks & Modern Work Desks

A curated list of the best minimalist design office desks & modern work desks, featuring contemporary, quality glass computer desks & affordable, wood office desks.

Nearly all of us use a desk — perhaps you have a home or office desk, or both. Since you clicked on this particular collection, we assume you’re looking for new desk designed with clean, simple lines and patterns. Minimalist design aesthetics are becoming increasingly popular, as they tend to allow a piece of furniture to not only look modern and unique, but also to fit into a number of settings and interiors. Minimalist furniture also has a certain elegance to it. Below you’ll find some of the best modern and minimalist design desks for your home or office. In searching for and selecting these desks, we looked for those that were made with high quality materials and balanced good design and function with affordable pricing. You’ll find tempered glass, wood, and steel desks — in a variety of colors and geometries. If you find one you like, let us know via the star rating below.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, using simple lines, forms, and minimal colors and shapes.
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Well made, with long-lasting materials like stainless steel or hardwood.
+ Features storage options, drawers, cabinets or shelves.
+ Features multiple color options.
+ Tempered glass for safety (when glass is used).
+ Made by established furniture brands or established design studios (relatively subjective quality).
+ Personal home or office desks, rather than contiguous workstation units.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Desks made primarily of plastic.
– Cheap construction.
– Non-reusable design (i.e., disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editors Top Rated Selections

25 Best Minimalist Design Office Desks & Modern Work Desks // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, using simple lines, forms, and minimal colors and shapes.
+ Handmade or hand-crafted.
+ Well made, with long-lasting materials like stainless steel or hardwood.
+ Features storage options, drawers, cabinets or shelves.
+ Features multiple color options.
+ Tempered glass for safety (when glass is used).
+ Made by established furniture brands or established design studios (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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White Hollow-Core, Silver Metal Office Desk, 60-Inch with Two Storage Drawers and a File Drawer.
By: Monarch Specialties

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Samford Contemporary Computer Desk with X-Shaped Metal Legs and Wood Work Station.
By: Whalen Furniture

Editor's Note

Whalen designs, develops and delivers quality home furniture, possessing years of manufacturing expertise in construction techniques, using quality wood materials, metal, glass and upholstery.

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Square1 Modern Laptop Desk, Wood and Metal Frame, White with Maple and Orange Accents.
By: Sauder

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Modern Newport Desk with Drawer in Espresso Wood Grain Finish.
By: Convenience Concepts

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Brettford Desk with Tempered Glass Top, Black Laminate Finish and Chrome Frame.
By: Flash Furniture

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Claremont Desk, Real Wood Veneer in Mocha Finish, 6mm Smoked Tempered Safety Glass, with Pullout Keyboard Tray.
By: Z-Line Designs

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Minimalist Roca Dining Table Polished Stainless Steel with Glass Top.
By: Roca

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Minimalist, Envelop Desk by Herman Miller, White Laminate Top and Metallic Silver Legs with Casters.
By: Herman Miller

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Minimalist Design, Glacier Desk with Clear Tempered Glass Frame, Stainless steel Accents and Chrome Finish.
By: LumiSource

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Modern, Geometric Computer Desk in White/Silver with Silver Colored Metal Legs.
By: Monarch

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25 Best Minimalist Design Office Desks & Modern Work Desks, Featuring Contemporary, High Quality Glass Desks and Natural Wood Office Desks for Any Office.

Favorites

25 Best Minimalist Design Office Desks & Modern Work Desks // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, using simple lines, forms, and minimal colors and shapes.
+ Features storage options, drawers, cabinets or shelves.
+ Includes a large surface work space, allowing for computers, computer accessories and desk accents.
+ Made by established furniture brands or established design studios (relatively subjective quality).
+ Stable structure.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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SedinaAG Series Bow Front Desk Shell in Espresso.
By: Alera

Editor's Note

It’s helpful to note that this desk uses thermally fused wood grain laminate, making it scratch-, dent- and water-resistant.

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Handmade, Abstract, One of A Kind Aluminum Aviator Wing Desk.
By: NAUTICALMART

Editor's Note

Inspired by the design principles used in aviation, this desk is handmade meant to bring out the aesthetic of a plane wing.

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Modern, Contemporary L Shape Executive Office Desk Set, 2 Piece.
By: UTM

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Men’s Vegan Shirt, “Proudly Powered By Plants” T-Shirt, Printed in the USA.
By: Shirts By Sarah

Editor's Note

This desk is a bit pricey — Sharelle Furnishings crafts high-end modern furniture designs for home and office spaces. This is one in their commercial line, intended to be a modern office desk, but we think it can be placed in a home office as well.

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Minimalist Design, Modern Caravan Desk in Clear, Tempered Glass.
By: Zuo Modern

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Home Office Desk, 3 Drawer Desk Hanover, Off White, with Wood Finish Frame and Drawers Feature Steel Slides with Nylon Rollers.
By: Magtec

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Designer, Massimo Modern Secretary Desk in a Contemporary Design.
By: Bonvivo

Editor's Note

This is a designer desk at a relatively affordable price. The work surface consists of a robust and shatter-resistant tempered glass top with white lacquered MDF shelf underneath. The legs are made of sturdy bamboo.

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Reclaimed-Look, Left or Right Facing Desk in Natural.
By: Monarch

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Living Carter, Mid Century Modern Writing Desk, with Walnut Finish and Solid Poplar Wood Legs with Birch Veneer.
By: Belham

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Minimalist, Living Genius Desk with Hutch.
By: Atlantic

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Budget Picks

25 Best Minimalist Design Office Desks & Modern Work Desks // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget, each product is under $175. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Affordable (i.e., under $175).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Unique or interesting designs (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, using simple lines, forms, and minimal colors and shapes.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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Modern Computer Desk with Multi-Compartment Storage Drawer, in Pine.
By: Techni Mobili

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Architectural, Computer Desk with Drawer Durable Workstation for Office and Home Office in a Reclaimed Wood Look Finish.
By: Merax

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Contemporary Style Home & Office Desk, in Glossy White and Chrome Finish.
By: Kings Brand Furniture

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Wakrays, Modern, Simple Style Computer Desk, PC Laptop Study Table Workstation for Home Office, MDF Material in Black.
By: Love+Grace

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Modern, Geometric Glass Computer Desk with Open Storage and Clear Tempered Glass Surface.
By: Flash Furniture

Editor's Note

If you’re looking for your classic, glass and metal work desk that’s priced affordable and designed to last a while, we recommend this one. The metal frame ensure durability, while the tempered glass surface allows for smart design and safety. The look and feel of this desk can also fit in a variety of interior spaces.

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We're the Editors of Bestlyy. We're simple folk. We like products with qualities that matter. We also enjoy the occasional cup of coffee and have a rather certain affinity for dark chocolate.

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