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We are finding that the market for glass computer desks has been rising steadily over the past 6 months or so. More and more executives and home offices are going to glass for several reasons:
Certainly wood desks are still popular and are still preferred by many, especially those who want to have access to drawers and file storage within their desks. Double pedestal executive desks are extremely popular if this is what you’re looking for, like this desk from Bestar. But for many, they want the sleek, stylish, easy glass desk option and they will figure out storage another way. If this describes you, and you are in the market for one glass desk or twenty glass desks, where should you begin? What should you look for? How do you know what is a quality piece and what is not? And who is the best manufacturer of glass desks?
These are great questions, and we hope we can provide some answers. First, what should you look for? Look for some key terms when considering a glass desk, terms like “tempered” or “safety”. This at least guarantees that the glass is of a decent quality and is tempered to avoid breaks and cracks. It doesn’t really matter whether the glass is “smoked”, “frosted”, “painted”, “clear”, or “black.” They are just different ways of finishing tempered glass. You can go with whatever look you like:
Just choose the look you like. But as far as how you know it’s a high quality piece, you should focus on two things: what the frame is made of and how thick the glass is. Frames ought to be made of steel if the desk is going to be a long-lasting piece. There are several glass desks with aluminum frames on our sites, and these can be good, low-cost options that will last for several years. But if you want a piece to last for years to come, I recommend a steel frame. It can be finished in chrome, or painted–but the frame ought to be steel (or solid wood). As for glass thickness, I recommend not buying a glass desk with less than 8mm thickness. There are some manufacturers like Walker Edison that offer very high quality desks with 6mm tops (I have examined these desks and can vouch for their quality), but typically if a glass top is less than 8mm in thickness, that’s a good sign that it’s not a very high quality and won’t last for the long haul.
So who’s the best manufacturer?
I recommend buying your glass desk from one of four manufacturers, all of them which I would give at least an A- in quality. In no particular order, they are:
If you buy a desk from one of these manufacturers, we don’t think you can really go wrong. If you’re looking for a large executive glass desk, Zuo is definitely the best way to go. If you’re looking for a very compact unit, the other three all have great options. If you’re looking for unique looks, Innovex or Techni Mobili are great choices. Just browse through and find a desk that suits your tastes!