We sit at our desks on a daily basis, so it makes sense that some thought should go into choosing the most well-designed, functional and ergonomic option.

Here are some that have caught our eye.

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Scrittarello

Designer and architect Achille Castiglioni designed a writing desk with a simple, stylish, streamlined design for Maddalena De Padova. It is available from The Conran Shop.

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Folio

Italian design brand Glas Italia has this elegant desk, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, made from a single sheet of 15mm-thick glass.  

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Paper

Dutch duo Studio Job have expanded their "Paper Collection" range of papier mâché furniture with a desk for Dutch design brand Moooi. The top of the desk is finished in oak. 

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Journal Desk

Design brand Normann Copenhagen offers a minimalist desk designed for small spaces. It has functional details such as a built-in cable grommet and a steel drawer. It is available in white, gray, black and light blue. 

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 Jointed

Filip Janssens came to design later in his career, after 20 years in teaching. His style is characterized by the exploration of volumes and modules that reference architecture. This can be seen in the "Jointed" desk for design brand Serax

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String

Swedish design brand String is best known for its well-known modular shelving. It also makes cleverly designed desks with height-adjustable tops.

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Slab Desk

British designer Tom Dixon was inspired by Victorian school desks when creating his "Slab Desk." Made from solid oak, the rounded contours bring a fresh, modern feel. The hole previously used as an inkwell is now used to feed through cables. 

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