Industrial Style Desks

Loft style was born from repurposing industrial workspaces into living spaces and art studios, so it is no surprise to learn that one of the most consistent icons of the style is the industrial desk. Whether drawing inspiration and materials from desks or worktables found in 19th century mills and factories or from 20th century mass-produced laboratory tables and equipment, a utilitarian philosophy and an almost puritan dedication to simplicity and materials are always making appearances.

In keeping with Industrial Loft style’s “the room is where you make it” approach to making distinct rooms from large airy spaces, desks with caster feet for easy movement are iconic pieces. Continuing the theme of improvisation and repurposing, the industrial desk can also find another life in the kitchen, especially those with steel work surfaces.