There are a lot of great U.S. manufacturers for office furniture, cubicles, and seating; but occasionally a situation calls for something really special. Executive office desks are one item that people tend to buy because it’s different rather than because it matches the rest of a company’s décor. When it comes to stylish desks, imported Italian designs are a top pick.
The Wayback Machine
The Italians have been designing gorgeous desks for hundreds of years. If you don’t believe it, check out this antique beauty. It’s solid wood with gold plated trim. The bookcase and desk set is valued new at 60-70 grand. But it’s yours for the low, low price of $16,500.
This series of glass and metal desks are the antithesis of ornate. Here’s a black glass oval executive desk with two circular side tables. This furniture ink blot test should give visitors a sensation that they are in the presence of greatness.
The Tazio desk has it all – modern styling, functionality, and expensive wood. The exotic wood varieties featured in this executive desk are called Aniegre and Bubinga. That’s sure to be a conversation starter when someone comments on your beautifully furnished corner office. Prestige? I should think so!
Her Majesty, the Queen
This Manerba Queen executive desk from Furnitalia is another sectional desk that has add-ons available for conferencing. The smooth metal columns combined with the rich red finish give this piece an air of elegance fit for royalty.
Back to the USA
If you want a top shelf desk without having to ship it from Europe, there are also some very nice designs you can order locally. For example, San Diego Cubicles Office Environments has a contemporary wood finished L-Desk with a P-Top that captures the geometric stylings of some of the best Italian furniture.