Greening your life doesn’t end at the door to your home office. If you poke around enough, you’ll find there are lots of environmentally friendly desks on the market that can add beauty to your workspace without stealing resources from the planet.
This big, bold desk needs a nice corner to nestle into. We love its curvy lines and raised shelf to accommodate a computer monitor, PDA, or books. It’s made from sustainably, organically-grown Chinese bamboo and, amazingly, fits together in three minutes with no tools required. The desk’s gorgeous form factor, adjustable shelving, and hidden cable management comes together to make a beautiful focal point for any home office.
The Cubby Desk
If you work on just a laptop, you may not need a huge, sprawling space to spread out. This compact desk is large enough to hold a laptop and office supplies on the top, while still leaving room to park a printer and phone on the top shelf. Stash envelopes and files in one of the cubbies, and corral all your pens in the slide out drawer. The desk is made from FCF-certified birch and coated in your choice of six eco-friendly veneers. The steel legs are finished in tough aluminum powder and lend a certain androgyny to the piece, making it practical for a two people sharing a single workspace.
Why should adults get to have all the fun? Stash this fun kids’ desk in a corner for your lads and lassies to finish their homework in style. Made entirely of 100 percent recyclable polyethylene, it’s available in a batch of different colors and in both right and left-handed versions. A handy opening at the base is perfect for stashing papers, books, and the gum you aren’t allowed to chew in school.
Breathe easy while you sit at this unique desk to get your stuff done. Its deep recess run the length of three sides to hold plants, and provide a little privacy. A desk with a built-in personal air cleaner? Pretty sweet.
This honey of a desk was built to reside in a reception area, but could absolutely work as a way to carve a home-office space out of a large room in your house. It’s made of liana and plywood, and somewhat resembles a giant sisal tumbleweed. Angled backward into a corner, the desk’s high back gives the illusion of private work area without cutting you off from the rest of the room.