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Desk buying guide: how to find the right one for you

Which desk is suitable for which purpose? The answer to this question depends on your needs – an architect surely has other preferences than a schoolchild or someone who works from home. Here’s a quick guide to finding the right desk.

I have fond memories of my very first desk, which I was allowed to choose myself when I was in primary school. It was simple, had silver legs and a heavy glass plate. «Like an adult’s desk,» I thought to myself. I didn't care that the one I chose didn't have any drawers when we were in the shop. It was only when we got home that I began to have second thoughts about my impulse decision. There I was with plenty of office material, but no storage. Of course, chaos was inevitable. To make sure you don’t make the same mistake I did, here’s a quick guide on what to look out for when you’re buying a desk.

Height-adjustable desks

Image: Bureau Looking for a desk that grows with you or your child? If so, a height-adjustable desk is what you need. If you’re working from home, models that are converted into standing desks are ideal. Alternate between sitting and standing to reduce back pain and prevent neck tension.

  • Serie XDSM
  • Serie XDSM
3 of 5 left
CHF 799.–was 1199.–1
Escritorio Serie XDSM
The desk of the XDSM series should not be missing in any office.
6

Availability

Mail delivery

  • 5 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

Collection

  • Delivery option Collection not available for this product due to its heavy weight.

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  • Gamy
  • Gamy
  • Gamy
CHF 299.–
Europe & Nature Gamy

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 4–6 weeks
    Currently in stock at the supplier

Collection

  • All locations: approx. 3–4 weeks
    Currently in stock at the supplier

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  • Schreibtisch Champion
  • Schreibtisch Champion
  • Schreibtisch Champion
CHF 975.–
Moll Schreibtisch Champion

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 3–4 weeks
    1 item(s) ready for shipment from external warehouse

Collection

  • Unfortunately, this product cannot be collected.

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Secretary desks

Picture: Müller Möbelwerkstätten
Picture: Northern Spy

Being narrow yet offering plenty of storage space for paperwork, this type of desk is often found in small homes. Secretary desks were originally roll-top models topped by a bookcase, usually closed with doors or drawers. Although today’s versions usually can’t be closed and locked, secretary desks are available in many variations: as leaning desks, four-legged, two-legged, with drawers, or without storage. With a small surface to work on, this type of desk is only suitable for infrequent office work.

Shelter Sekretär
Shelter Sekretär

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  • Currently unavailable. Delivery date unknown.

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PS07 Essence Sekretär
müller möbelfabrikation PS07 Essence Sekretär

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  • Currently unavailable. Delivery date unknown.

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  • Plane
  • Plane
  • Plane
CHF 867.–
müller möbelwerkstätten Plane

Availability

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

  • Delivery date unknown

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Desks with drawer(s)

Image: Temahome Storage space is often an essential requirement when buying a desk. But less may be more – we both know that drawers easily turn into a collection of random bits and bobs. Keep your office essentials, office supplies, documents and the such, in your desk drawer. Lip balm and sunglasses belong somewhere else.

  • Ply
  • Ply
  • Ply
CHF 399.–
Temahome Ply

Availability

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

  • approx. 6–8 weeks

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  • Bagli
  • Bagli
  • Bagli
CHF 490.–
Wohnling Bagli

Availability

  • approx. 2 weeks
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

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  • Neptun
  • Neptun
  • Neptun
5 of 5 left
CHF 141.–was 156.–1
Furn Neptun
Simple desk in Scandinavian design with three drawers.
4

Availability

Mail delivery

  • 5 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 17:15
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 17:15

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Space-saving desks

The wall secretary «Flatmate» fits into a narrow corridor
When closed, it has a floor area of 0,09 m². Images: Müller Möbelwerkstätten

If you don't have a spare room to make into your office or if you don't often use your desk, space-saving wall desks are a great option. Some even hide completely: the wall secretary «Flatmate» can be folded up, making it invisible if you're not using it. Wall desks blend into your home particularly well if you go for a white model and place it in front of a white wall.

  • Flatmate
  • Flatmate
  • Flatmate
–11%
CHF 974.–was 1084.–1
müller möbelwerkstätten Flatmate
The Flatmate secretary is your perfect flatmate: It takes up very little space, allows you to get all your work done and is very low-maintenance.
2

Availability

Mail delivery

  • Only 1 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

Collection

  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 17:15
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 17:15

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  • Loop Desk
  • Loop Desk
  • Loop Desk
3 of 3 left
CHF 279.–was 350.–1
we do wood Loop Desk

Availability

Mail delivery

  • Only 3 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 17:15
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 17:15

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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  • Hidesk
  • Hidesk
  • Hidesk
CHF 541.–
müller möbelwerkstätten Hidesk

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  • Delivery date unknown

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Tilt-top desks

Image: Wohnling Tilted worktops are not only popular with architects, they're also suitable for children, as they keep the little ones from hunching over a horizontal table surface. If you want to avoid having a chaotic desk surface, this might be ideal for you: the tilted surface means you can’t place anything on it – except a drawing pad or writing paper.

  • Maxi
  • Maxi
  • Maxi
CHF 188.–
Wohnling Maxi

Availability

Mail delivery

  • Only 3 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 17:15
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 17:15

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  • Baru
  • Baru
  • Baru
CHF 99.60
Interlink SAS Baru
1

Availability

  • approx. 4–6 weeks
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

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  • Albin
  • Albin
  • Albin
CHF 159.–
Interlink SAS Albin

Availability

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

  • approx. 4–6 weeks
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

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L-shaped desks

Placed in a corner, an L-shaped desk offers plenty of surface area without taking up much space. This solution is ideal if you're working on several things at the same time and offers space for several monitors. There are corner desks that come as one unit and L-shaped desks made up by several elements.

  • Serie O
  • Serie O
CHF 709.–
Escritorio Serie O
10

Availability

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  • Only 4 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

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Schreibtisch, verkettet, Fußform Quadrat-/Rechteckrohr
CHF 1179.32
Mauser Schreibtisch, verkettet, Fußform Quadrat-/Rechteckrohr

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 6–8 weeks

Collection

  • Unfortunately, this product cannot be collected.

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  • UPLINER-2.0 - Stehschreibtisch, elektrisch höhenverstellbar
  • UPLINER-2.0 - Stehschreibtisch, elektrisch höhenverstellbar
  • UPLINER-2.0 - Stehschreibtisch, elektrisch höhenverstellbar
CHF 2131.38
Kaiser+Kraft UPLINER-2.0 - Stehschreibtisch, elektrisch höhenverstellbar

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 4–6 weeks

Collection

  • Unfortunately, this product cannot be collected.

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Simple worktops

Nice and simple – these models don't have to hide away in your office, but can be placed in your living room and converted into an elegant eye catcher. If you do not use this desk as such, you can convert it into a chest of drawers with the right decoration.

  • Journal Schreibtisch
  • Journal Schreibtisch
  • Journal Schreibtisch
CHF 605.–
normann COPENHAGEN Journal Schreibtisch

Availability

  • approx. 4–6 weeks
    Currently in stock at the supplier

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  • Miss Moneypenny
  • Miss Moneypenny
  • Miss Moneypenny
CHF 797.–
Radius Design Miss Moneypenny

Availability

  • approx. 4–6 weeks

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Information subject to change.

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  • Rayburn
  • Rayburn
CHF 233.–
Woodman Rayburn
2

Availability

Mail delivery

  • Only 1 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 17:15
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 17:15

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Desks with cable management

Image: Temahome Who likes cable clutter? A desk with a cable hole is the right choice if you don’t want any cables to be visible on your desk. Route the cable of your keyboard, monitor and mouse through this hole and your desk will look nice and tidy.

  • Stick
  • Stick
  • Stick
CHF 853.–
Wood and Vision Stick

Availability

Heavy product: Delivery to place of use (e.g. cellar, living room) available. Please note: General cargo delivery. Arranged by phone, generally within 1 to 2 days. Delivery to place of use, generally within 2 to 3 days.

  • approx. 2 months

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  • Loft
  • Loft
  • Loft
CHF 402.–
Temahome Loft

Availability

  • approx. 2–3 weeks

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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  • Classic
  • Classic
  • Classic
CHF 573.–
Wood and Vision Classic

Availability

  • approx. 2 months

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Information subject to change.

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When I’m not exploring the depths of the sea as an open water diver, I enjoy plunging into the world of fashion. On the streets of Paris, Milan and New York is where I keep my eyes peeled for the latest trends. And I’ll show you how to take them from the catwalk to your everyday life.

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User Tia14

Wo kann man den Secretary Desk Slope kaufen? Ich konnte auf Galaxus nicht finden. Danke

05.05.2019
User Vanessa Kim

Hoi Tia14
Schau, hier: galaxus.ch/de/s12/product/m...
Liebe Grüsse

06.05.2019
User Tia14

Vielen Dank!

06.05.2019
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