Darchelle Meunier Desks December 29, 2017 23:25:44
The increase of paper usage and correspondence prompted the need for producing more complex and specialized desks. Steel desks were introduced to take heavier loads of paper and withstand the pounding dished out on typewriters. Refinements to those first desk forms were considerable through the 19th century. The new desks can be transformed into many different shapes and angles which is ideal for artists.
Simple L-Shaped or U-Shaped Design - Simple rectangle desk can be placed anywhere in the room. L-shaped desk are suitable for the corner space. U-shaped design is used in the middle of the room. This type of desk may have a slight curve or a complete U-shape. The U-shaped design gives you more functionality and flexibility. You can keep your work related items on your sides as well. You will have access to many more items at your arms length. However a desk with such a design cannot be placed anywhere. It can be difficult to place it somewhere else if you decide to rearrange everything in the room.
Bible Box: This type of desk was small and originally meant for storing and using a bible. Rolltop Desk: A series of stacked compartments shelves drawers and the desktop surface can be covered by means of wooden slats that roll or slide through slots in the raised sides of the desk.
Desks versus Writing Tables and Library Tables: Writing and Library Tables come in much the same sizes as Desks however the key difference being that the tables usually only have a single line of frieze drawers under the work surface. (Writing tables have drawers on one side of the table only - library tables have drawers to both sides - sometimes called Partners’ tables). Tables can provide an interesting alternative to a desk if only limited storage is required. Aesthetically a table can make the room look larger since more of the floor can be seen as compared to the bulk of a desk that comes right down to the floor. For buyers with attractive floor coverings (or bare wood) a writing or library table can be a very interesting alternative to a desk. Some Clients also specify both Desk and Writing Table/Library Table for their office. The table can be used as an extra work space (perhaps separating paperwork from computer work - or as a meeting table. The style and wood of desk and table will need to be compatible and the leather work surfaces (where fitted) will also need to be matched.
All office furniture manufacturers make L shaped desks. When searching for a desk it is better to look for the features you want first and the brand name second. Especially with the more expansive brands most of available features are the same. Determine what you want in a desk first and then look at prices to compare value.
Davenport desk: A small desk with an inclined lifting desktop giving access to a large compartment with ample storage space for paper and other writing implements. Escritoire: A small portable writing desk with a sloping front door hinged at the bottom edge that can be opened to provide a writing surface. It is usually larger than a lap desk.