Where to get 170 cm wide office desks?

Buy a perfect 170 cm (1.7m) wide office desk online from thousands of items by size as well as price. Furniture and appliances from many shops.

Mobel Large Hidden Office Twin Pedestal Computer Desk In Oak
£1,099.95
at Elegant Furniture

Width: 170 cm
Height: 80 cm
Depth: 55 cm

Suitable for a space 170 cm (1.7m) wide. The size of each aperture is: A4 paper shelf (H9.5 x W22 cm), tower unit aperture (H42 x W22cm), modem aperture (H20 x W22 cm), CD drawers (H13.5 x W18.5 cm), wireless router aperture (H13 x 22 cm). Right hand cupboard has room for (clockwise from top right): A4 paper (Note, this shelf is removable), a tower unit, modem, CD / software drawer, wireless router.

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How much space should I leave in front of an office desk?
Finding the right place for an office desk needs more space than just the item itself, as you need approx. 50-76 cm extra behind the chair. Reserving this space means that you can easily push the chair back to stand up, or in an office swivel to access a cabinet or shelves behind you. So altogether you will need a space 100 cm deep free in front of an office desk. For example, 140 cm deep office desks would need a 240 cm deep floor space in total. The area behind the chair doesn't need to be dead space, as it can also be used as the area you need to access a dresser, filing cabinet, or a bookshelf.
HOMCOM L-Shaped Corner Work Desk Gaming Office w/ Steel Frame CPU Rack Keyboard Tray Space-Saving Melamine Coating Computer Home Workstation Brown
£109.99
at Aosom UK

Width: 170 cm
Height: 86.5 cm
Depth: 140 cm

Perfect if you are searching for a 170 cm wide office desk. It's coated with melamine, meaning it is smooth the touch and easy to wipe clean, and is finished with adjustable feet to keep balance, a slide out keyboard tray, metal boards on the back for protection and a removable CPU tower to hold your computer unit. Features:L-shaped design saves space in your living space, office or gaming area, fitting easily into corner spaces.

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Mobel Solid Oak Large Hidden Office Twin Pedestal Desk
£1,029
at Great Furniture Trading Company

Width: 170 cm
Height: 80 cm
Depth: 55 cm

Suits a space 170 cm (1.7m) wide. The right hand cupboard has a room for your computer’s tower unit with a removable upper shelf to store A4 paper, a drawer for your software and two open shelf spaces for your modems or wireless router. The desk has been finished in a clear protective lacquer that adds to the overall resilience of the piece and brings a subtle sheen to the oak, highlighting the grain stunningly.

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Straight Office Desk in Beech, Oak or White (1600mm)
£266
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 72.5 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Great if you are looking for a 170 cm wide office desk. Straight Office Desk now available in White or Beech or Oak The Straight Office Desk in Beech or White finish is a great choice for the office or home office. It is finished with a 25mm MFC Straight desk top The silver cantilever legs contribute a trendy fashionable touch to the desk. The Lite Straight Desk compliments all products in the Lite Range. easy assembly For a wide range  of Beech...

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HOMCOM L-Shaped Corner Work Desk Gaming Office w/ Steel Frame CPU Rack Keyboard Tray Space-Saving Melamine Coating Computer Home Workstation Black
£154.99
at Aosom UK

Width: 170 cm
Height: 86.5 cm
Depth: 140 cm

Great if you are looking for a 170 cm wide office desk. It's coated with melamine, meaning it is smooth the touch and easy to wipe clean, and is finished with adjustable feet to keep balance, a slide out keyboard tray, metal boards on the back for protection and a removable CPU tower to hold your computer unit. Features:L-shaped design saves space in your home, office or gaming area, fitting easily into corner spaces.

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Study Home Office Set Large Desk + Mobile Pedestal Drawer Medium Oak Effect Gent - Oak Sterling
£334.95
at ManoMano UK

Width: 160 cm
Height: 76 cm
Depth: 70 cm

Recommended if you are searching for a 170 cm wide office desk. Set Includes: 1x (BIU/160) Gent Study Desk Size: 76 cm (H); 70 cm (W); 160 cm (L). 1x (KON3S) GENT Office Drawer Cabinet Size: 60 cm (H); 42 cm (W); 38 cm (D). 2 Items Large 160cm Wide Desk and 3 Drawer Mobile Pedestal Unit with Soft Close Comes in a Medium Oak Effect Finish (from Gent Range) NEW AND FLAT PACKED Excellent quality furniture.

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Aspire Straight Walnut Office Desk 1600mm
£170.12
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Great if you are looking for a 170 cm wide office desk. Rectangular shaped Walnut Office desk 25mm top board with 2 desk top cable ports 18mm modesty panel with 2 cable management ports Height adjustable feet Silver coated double strut cantilever legs 3 Year Guarantee.

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Oakley 2 Door 3 Drawer Office Desk
£1,068
at Choice Furniture Superstore

Width: 170 cm
Height: 80 cm
Depth: 55 cm

Perfect if you are searching for a 170 cm wide office desk. Brand new trendy large 'hidden office' computer desk / workstation The overall dimensions of the desk are H80 x W171 x D55 cm Pullout central keyboard drawer and two large stationary drawers Right hand cupboard has room for (clockwise from top right): A4 paper (Note, this shelf is removable), a tower unit, modem, CD / software drawer, wireless router The size of each aperture is: A4 paper shelf...

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Aspire Straight White Office Desk 1600mm
£170.12
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Ideal for 170 cm (1.7m) wide spaces. White Rectangular shaped Office desk 25mm top board with 2 desk top cable ports 18mm modesty panel with 2 cable management ports Height adjustable feet Silver coated double strut cantilever legs 3 Year Guarantee.

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Alf Italia Tivoli 167cm Office Desk
£706
at Choice Furniture Superstore

Width: 167 cm
Height: 76 cm
Depth: 76.2 cm

Perfect if you are searching for a 170 cm wide office desk. All Made to Order items are manufactured as per the order supplied by you. This is a Made to Order item.

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Impulse Straight Office Desk 1600mm Oak
£306
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Perfect for 170cm (1.7m) wide spaces. The Impulse office desk has:  traditional cantilever legs in a classic silver finish 25mm heat resistant tops in a range of 6 fashionable colour finishes to match any interior 18mm modesty panels 2 cable ports to keep your desktop tidy Height-adjustable feet so you can sit comfortably under the desk Has room for up to 50kg so you can keep all of your essentials at hand

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Impulse Straight Office Desk 1600mm Maple
£306
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

The Impulse office desk has:  traditional cantilever legs in a classic silver finish 25mm heat resistant tops in a range of 6 fashionable colour finishes to match any interior 18mm modesty panels 2 cable ports to keep your desktop tidy Height-adjustable feet so you can sit comfortably under the desk Has room for up to 50kg so you can keep all of your essentials at hand

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Impulse Straight Office Desk 1600mm Walnut
£306
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

The Impulse office desk has:  traditional cantilever legs in a classic silver finish 25mm heat resistant tops in a wide range of 6 fashionable colour finishes to match any interior 18mm modesty panels 2 cable ports to keep your desktop tidy Height-adjustable feet so you can sit comfortably under the desk Has enough space for up to 50kg so you can keep all of your essentials at hand

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Impulse Straight Office Desk 1600mm White
£306
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

The Impulse office desk comes with:  traditional cantilever legs in a classic silver finish 25mm heat resistant tops in a wide range of 6 fashionable colour finishes to match any interior 18mm modesty panels 2 cable ports to keep your desktop tidy Height-adjustable feet so you can sit comfortably under the desk Has enough space for up to 50kg so you can keep all of your essentials at hand

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Impulse Straight Office Desk 1600mm Beech
£306
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

The Impulse office desk has:  traditional cantilever legs in a classic silver finish 25mm heat resistant tops in a range of 6 fashionable colour finishes to match any interior 18mm modesty panels 2 cable ports to keep your desktop tidy Height-adjustable feet so you can sit comfortably under the desk Has room for up to 50kg so you can keep all of your essentials at hand

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Office Desk 1600mm with Cantilever Legs (Choice of Colours )
£248.28
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 72.5 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Next Day Express Home home delivery 1600mm Momento 100 Straight Desk With 25mm desk tops and 3mm ABS Edging Double upright leg design Desk Manufactured in UK With Adjustable feet Includes 2 Cable ports Silver finish cantilever frame Woodland beech finish Momento Furniture is Flat Pack , Easy assembly 24-48 hours home delivery 5 year warranty

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Office Desk In Beech or White - 1600mm wide
£250.73
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 72.5 cm
Depth: 80 cm

For a Beech Office Desk or White Desk at a great price this is an perfect choice 1600mm wide x 800mm deep The Beech office desk or White office desks are finished with a 25mm MFC desk top and silver cantilever legs add a modern fashionable touch to the desk. This Straight Office Desk compliments all products in the Lite Range. The Desk has an 18mm modesty panel.

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Aspire Straight Oak Office Desk 1600mm
£170.12
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Oak Rectangular shaped Office desk 25mm top board with 2 desk top cable ports 18mm modesty panel with 2 cable management ports Height adjustable feet Silver coated double strut cantilever legs 3 Year Guarantee.

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Aspire Straight Beech Office Desk 1600mm
£170.12
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Rectangular shaped Beech Office desk 25mm top board with 2 desk top cable ports 18mm modesty panel with 2 cable management ports Height adjustable feet Silver coated double strut cantilever legs 3 Year Guarantee.

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How can one find office desks by size?
Finding office desks in search engines on the Internet by measurements is difficult as search engines are best at finding text only. Also, when searching for office desks to fit a given space, slightly shallower items would also fit. Even if some websites allow searching for office desks by size, checking many outlets at the same time needs a different solution. Furniture Ferret to the rescue! Our systems scan many outlets on the web and list tens of thousands of products to let you find the one that fits perfectly.
Left Hand Ergonomic Office Desk
£394.63
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 72.5 cm
Depth: 120 cm

It is finished with a 25mm L-shaped MFC desk top in Beech or white effect. Left Hand L Shaped ergonomic desk in Beech, White or Oak This Ergonomic Left Hand desk is a great choice for the office. The Express Delivery L Shape Desk compliments all products in the Lite Range. It comes with an 18mm modesty panel. The silver cantilever legs contribute a contemporary fashionable touch to the desk.

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Impulse Straight Office Desk 1600mm Grey Oak
£306
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 73 cm
Depth: 80 cm

The Impulse office desk has:  traditional cantilever legs in a classic silver finish 25mm heat resistant tops in a range of 6 fashionable colour finishes to match any interior 18mm modesty panels 2 cable ports to keep your desktop tidy Height-adjustable feet so you can sit comfortably under the desk Has enough space for up to 50kg so you can keep all of your essentials at hand

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Ergonomic Office Desk 1600mm Panel End
£301.18
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 72.5 cm
Depth: 80 cm

This 1600mm Express Home delivery Momento 200 Ergonomic Desk Is now available with Fast UK delivery The desk Includes a robust 25mm desk top with 3mm ABS Edging Panel end Leg Design Manufactured in UK Adjustable feet Includes 2 Cable ports Modular system allows flexibility Sturdy Panel frame Woodland beech finish Easy assembly 24-48 hours home delivery 5 year warranty

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Teknik Shaker Style Soft White L-Shaped Desk
£680
at Choice Furniture Superstore

Width: 165.4 cm
Height: 75.6 cm
Depth: 149 cm

Lower filing drawer has enough space for letter size hanging files. Soft white finish with lintel oak accent desktop. Simple, clean shaker /beach hut design. 360all round finish, (can be freestanding) Shaker style home office L-shaped desk. Lower shelf for additional storage. Two drawers with full extension slides. Generous working area.

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Alphason Kentucky White Computer Desk
£168
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 67 cm

This home office desk comes with plenty of storage options with a combination of four stationery drawers, one large storage drawer, a cupboard with a centre shelf and an under-desk storage space. Kentucky Home Office Desk- White with White Gloss Doors The Kentucky desk from Alphason Office is an suitable choice for your office, home office or study.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with White Frame 1600x800mm- Oak
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with White Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an suitable choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dalton Brown Emperador Marble Desk
£1,370
at Choice Furniture Superstore

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 60 cm

The Dalton collection is chic with a charismatic character and made of brown marble Emperador and a tough, black iron frame. Playful and fashionable, desk Dalton brown emperador is ideal for an office space with a homely feel.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Black Frame 1600x800mm- Walnut
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Black Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Black Frame 1600x800mm- Beech
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Black Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Silver Frame 1600x800mm- Beech
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Silver Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an suitable choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Silver Frame 1600x800mm- Oak
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Silver Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an suitable choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Silver Frame 1600x800mm- White
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Silver Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an suitable choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Black Frame 1600x800mm- Grey Oak
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Black Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an suitable choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Silver Frame 1600x800mm- Grey Oak
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Silver Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Silver Frame 1600x800mm- Maple
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Silver Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an suitable choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Alphason Kentucky Dark Oak and White Computer Desk
£168
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 67 cm

This home office desk has a lot of storage options with a combination of four stationery drawers, one large storage drawer, a cupboard with a centre shelf and an under-desk storage space. The Kentucky workstation is fashionable as well as practical, with a dark oak effect finish and white glossy drawer fronts that would suit any interior.

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How do I spot a bargain when buying an office desk?
£526.59 is the average price of office desks in this category. Most of the office desks in this section cost between 168 British pounds and £1,068. Only 10% of products cost more or less than these values. You can check what the expected price of a product that match your search is by looking at the median value. For the office desks that match your search the median is 700.79 British pounds, that is, 50% of them is priced above this, and 50% below.
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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with White Frame 1600x800mm- Grey Oak
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with White Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with White Frame 1600x800mm- Walnut
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with White Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Black Frame 1600x800mm- Oak
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Black Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Black Frame 1600x800mm- Maple
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Black Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with White Frame 1600x800mm- White
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with White Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with White Frame 1600x800mm- Beech
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with White Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with White Frame 1600x800mm- Maple
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with White Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Silver Frame 1600x800mm- Walnut
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Silver Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Desk with Black Frame 1600x800mm- White
£700.79
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 80 cm

Dynamic Air Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk with Black Frame- 1600 x 800mm The Air desk from Dynamic Office Solutions is an perfect choice for your office, business, home office or study. This sit-stand desk has a dual motor system with a height range of 660-1310mm- and can be programmed with 4 memory height settings.

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Kentucky Desk Light Oak and Grey Computer Desk
£216
at The Direct Office Supply Co

Width: 160 cm
Height: 75 cm
Depth: 67 cm

This home office desk comes with a lot of storage options with a combination of four stationery drawers, one large storage drawer, a cupboard with a centre shelf and an under-desk storage space. The Kentucky workstation is fashionable as well as practical, with a light oak effect finish and grey glossy drawer fronts that would suit any interior.

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From the history of furniture: Desks And Secretaries Part 2

By the middle of the eighteenth century reading and writing became less of an accomplishment and more of a necessity, and the number of desks rapidly increased. Writing appliances were also fitted in bureaus; some times one drawer opened out into a desk, sometimes only a section of it let down, forming a small shelf with drawers behind. Many cabinet-makers indulged their oaati fancies in making desks. One of these odd shajies is shown in Figure 268, where the desk is shown closed; the whole front above the long drawer is a solid piece of wood, with the two borders at the side. When in use for writing, this top is supported by two rests which draw out for that purpose. In Figure 269 the desk is shown open; all the drawers are of curly maple, while several of them still retain the old brass knobs. The handles on the long drawer at the bottom are new and too modern in design. This drawer has a panel of the maple, and a band around it of the mahogany. The desk is at the Whipple House, at Ipswich, Massachu setts, that valuable repository of so many Colonial relics. ladies'

Very pretty little writing-tables were made for use, with tops which folded up, or opened out and were supported on rests. They had two drawers below, and looked much like the little work-tables that appeared about the same time.

In fact the branch of cabinet-making which related to ladies' desks was one of considerable interest. Shera ton made many of them, and in his books are designs for many more. A pretty and characteristic specimen of this maker is shovm in Figure 270, the woods composing it are maple and satimvood. Little drawers are con- 4?m cealed behind the doors, and compartments in the lower drawers are for the necessary implements.

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Questions and answers

How to measure the space to fit an office desk in?

Measure the width and the depth of the area where you'd like to place an office desk. The most accurate way is to use a measuring tape. Hold the start of the tape down at the edge of the area, and let it run to the other edge. Make sure the tape is not diagonal, as otherwise you would overestimate the available space. If the distance is larger than what you can stretch to with your arms, ask a friend for help, or split the distance into multiple parts. This can be done by either holding the tape down halfway and continuing running it while letting the first end go, or by marking how far you have measured on the floor or wall, and reposition the tape to complete the measurement. If you would not like to draw on your floor, try putting down a pointy object like a pen there. Make sure to avoid dead places where the piece of furniture won't go like pipes. Also don't forget to take the height of the space and the item into account wherever the ceiling is uneven.

How can I coordinate colours?

If you have the option to choose from different colours for an office desk that fits your space, it is helpful to know what the effects of the different colours are. The two main things to consider when it comes to colours is balance and associations. Balance means that the colours in your room should ideally be coordinated in some way, so that it looks like a unit instead of a random collection of elements. This can be achieved by using a colour wheel, and going for colours that are either quite close to each other (colours that are only different in intensity of lightness always go together, but slight differences in the actual tone can also work), or quite far, like on different halves of the wheel (giving you complementary colours like red and green). Other colour combinations are likely be somewhat jarring because of how our eyes and brains process colour. Associations with and emotions connected to colours are equally important to keep in mind, and there is no shortage of guides for these from those by 19th-century Impressionist painters to modern interior design guides. It is quite probable that these associations are cultural and learnt, which means that they can be very different in different cultures or just for different individuals. The associations are even often contradictory, making it even more difficult to use them as a guide. Blue is often associated with productivity, but also stability, calmness and even sadness. Green is clearly the colour of nature, and is considered to be associated with safety, luck and envy (though in other cultures this latter is yellow instead). Yellow is always a shouty colour and can evoke brightness, warmth, attention and energy (likely because of the sun), except when it is dark and becomes brown, when it is said to be relaxing and comfortable. Red is regarded as the colour of friendship, willpower, leadership, desire and revenge, which is a very wide range of feelings. But it is clear that in nature, it signals danger or importance, so it should be put next to a calm colour to allow the eye to rest. These associations are so different that these guidelines seem to boil down to just one piece of advice: pause and see what the colour means for you.

Our philosophy

We want to allow every one of us to live comfortably even if they only have a small space they call home. We search the Internet for thousands of desks, cabinets, shelves, storage units, beds, tables, armchairs and so on by size, to find just the right one to go under the stairs to finally get a practical office, or to find that extra long sofa that is still narrow enough to squeeze through the door. From the kitchen to the living room, don't live around furniture - choose furniture that lives with you.

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