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Desk Jargon


We understand that some of the terms below may mean nothing to you when we mention them, so we have put together a few useful diagrams and descriptions that hopefully help you understand a little better.

 
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Rectangular desk
 
A straight edged rectangular desk typically 800mm deep.
 
 
 
Single Wave Desk
 
Left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) single wave desks allow users to sit closer to their workstation, maximising space and increasing ergonomics.
 
Double Wave desk
 
Double wave desks like single wave desks allow the user to sit closer but feature a central curve that provides ergonomic support
Radial Desk
 
A great desk to maximise space whilst also increasing desk size. Providing full ergonomic support a radial desk reduces the need of movement, as full 90-degree desk access is available.
Height adjustable desk
 
Growing ever more popular, height adjustable desks can be adjusted vertically to allow the user full control. More recently height adjustable desks have been used for sit/ stand desks  operated by manual crank handles mechanisms or electronically.
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 Cantilever desk
 
A very popular type of frame for desks (and chairs). Two cantilever legs either end of the desktop support the whole unit.
Freestanding (Four Leg) desk
 
A more typical desk/ table design. The desk is supported by a four-legged frame.
 Bench Desk
 
Not to be confused with rectangular or stand alone desks, a bench desk allows for multiple users using only one frame- fantastic for maximising space and creating team environments. Usually 800mm deep per user
 Slim desks/ bench desk
 
Much like a standard desk or bench desk a slim desk or bench desk allows users to share one frame with multiple workstations. A slim bench desk is just 600mm deep per user- perfect for small offices or tighter spaces!