Recently I reviewed a desk that embodied most, if not all, the features I love in a desk. It was large, inviting, with three sections, which had my imagination running wild with all the work I could accomplish stepping into my own command central. I could hardly contain my excitement about that desk as I wrote about it. But it occurred to me that something might be missing and so I went on a quest. Beautiful as the Mayline Mira U-Shaped 3-Drawer Pedestal Desk is, surely, I thought, all this beauty could surely be made available in a smaller and more affordable version. And then I found the Mayline Mira 72” Desk Shell with Bow Front and felt all was right with the world! [Read more...]
Rare though they may be, there are those times when I call my wife from wherever she is in the house so I can show her a desk that I am writing about. Don’t get me wrong, I often see desks which I find striking, but if I showed her every single one, it would lose its emphasis. I can find something redeeming about even the most utilitarian and seemingly unattractive desk. I am easily enamored with a desk that offers that perfect marriage between form and function. But then there are those desks that stop me dead in my tracks and say, “I want that desk!” The Mayline Mira U-Shaped 3-Drawer Pedestal Desk with Bow Front is the desk that did it for me this month. [Read more...]
When you are shopping for a desk, or anything for that matter, sometimes it’s the simple things such as having choices that can be the difference between passing something over and stopping for a second look. Apart from all the wonderful features of the Mayline CSII 39” D Two Pedestal Bow Front Office Desk, which we’ll go into at length, the option to customize it made me stop for that second look. What I found once I did was enough to excite me.
Elegance Meets Options And So Much More
To start with, I love the overall look of this desk. It communicates professional with that touch of understated elegance.
The surface is ideal if you are someone who utilizes every inch of your desk. The functionality continues from corner to corner and isn’t just for show. Offering essentially three separate workstations, means your detailed work won’t interfere with times when you need to spread out papers or when you have to meet with a subordinate or client. Under the hutch is ample room for you to work on your computer, have access to project files and have books or other reference materials within arm’s reach. Swing around to your left and you have 60 inches to compare text or numbers on several pages simultaneously. And for those impromptu meetings with your junior managers, executive assistant or a client, the conference overhang allows you to have those meetings, without giving them a bird’s eye view into anything that may be confidential.
Above your inner desk are two extremely stylish, and again, understated flip top cabinets. Storage of anything from books to binders or other reference materials fit neatly above your head and out of your way. In addition to all of this, the majority of your desk is comprised of 14 gauge cold rolled steel. Exterior portions are reinforced 18 or 22 gauge, depending which width you choose, 60, 66 or 72 inches. Here is where the rest of your choices come into play. How often have you loved a desk but wished it contained more filing cabinets than it did smaller drawers, or vice versa? Each office worker performs different functions and therefore requires different storage. No one size should fit all, right? With three different pedestal configurations, have your choice of:
- 1 box/box/file, 1 file/file
- 2 box/box/file
- 2 file/file
And the choices don’t end with just those that are functional. Whether you prefer light, medium or dark tones, the Bow Front Desk comes in three different lustrous finishes to match your existing décor.
- Black/Crown Cherry
- Desert Sage/Sandstone
- Medium Tone/Windswept Pewter
Who I See Behind This Desk
Based on its stylish good looks, size and functionality, I see someone with a commanding presence behind this desk; a CEO, Vice President or other high level executive comes to mind. Lacking all the fancy desk pulls, contoured edging and beveling that many desks in this class have, I see you being someone who doesn’t need lots of bells and whistles to get your job done. Not just a figurehead, you are someone who requires elegance in your office, but you also spend 8 hours a day being productive.
Who I Do Not See Behind This Desk
Exuding sophistication, I don’t see this desk in a college dorm, your teenage son or daughter’s room or even quite frankly, a home office. The last one I could be convinced otherwise, but its sheer size might be a bit obtrusive in most rooms in a person’s home.
My Final Comments…
A desk as practical, beautiful and sturdy as the Mayline CSII 39” D Two Pedestal Bow Front Office Desk really deserves a person behind it who will use ever corner of it. With more than ample surface space and legroom, this desk just begs to be used and not just ogled at. Between the stylish features, custom finishes, robust construction, pedestal configurations and optional sizing, no executive should want for anything except for the nearest delivery date. Get the best deal on the Mayline CSII 39” D Two Pedestal Bow Front Office Desk today with my preferred merchant CSN stores.