If you looked in our cubicle right now, you would find a desk left over from a school supply sale in 1955. It is worth all of about $45 on the open market, and weighs more than most cars. But if we decide to fancy up our office space someday, we know where to look for an upgrade. Some folks, however, are — right this very moment — sitting at desks more expensive than the average island vacation. Behold, the 5 most outrageous office desks:
Do you have $8000 and the desire to work out all day long? Do we have the desk for you. The upside is that you can burn up to 4000 calories a week using this desk. The downside is that you could also buy 25 gym memberships for the same price.
This desk by furniture design firm Parnian of Scottsdale, AZ features custom glass, ebony and something called Carpathian elm. It is also $200,000. Don’t want to remortgage the house for a similar desk? Parnian’s usual offerings come in at a paltry six grand.
This desk is not expensive, unless you count the possible collateral damage. The most reasonably priced item on our list at $24.95, the Wheelmate is mostly notable for its potential for inspiring interesting Amazon reviews. Sample review: “As a part time pilot, I can’t wait to hook one of these up to my Cessna. Long flights through congested airspace can be really dull, but I know that’s about to change. Can’t wait to play ‘Ace Combat 5’ at 10,000 feet!” The customer images are also worth a look.
Take your Wheelmate and use it in one of these converted car desks. They’re kind of pricey at $5000, but still cheaper than an actual, ungutted Mini Cooper.
OK, we don’t care how much this desk costs. We really don’t. We’re not even looking. It’s Han Solo! Encased in carbonite! This should be the most expensive desk of all time. Forget exercise equipment and wave designs in exotic wood. This is the winner.