Traditionally, writing desk or commonly called bureau is used by someone to write letters by hand. Smart design of this traditional desk is with a top acting as a closing feature. When someone makes some hand writings and then they need to pause it to do something else, they can closed the desk with this top so that it looks tidy. The top also keeps their privacy of what they are writing. There are two kinds of top design which was originally applied. They are folding and rolling top.
Different from the traditional writing desk, the modern one is designed in a simpler design. It is not purposed to facilitate someone to do some hand writings, but it is a desk where computer or laptop is added on. Commonly, it has smaller size when it is compared to the traditional one. Most of the desk is completed in a compact style. It is featured with shelves, drawers and even hutch.
Writing Desk Designs and Features
Simple modern design of writing desk is usually featured with some shelves. One will need to keep some stuff in their office or study. The table top offers enough space to hold laptop or computer and some compartments. Then, some shelves are built under the top to keep more things such as books and files. The number of the shelves will be based on the user needs. It can be some tiers of shelving built in a side or in both sides of the table without disturbing the space for chair.
Writing desk with drawers has similar function with the desk with shelves. Drawers, as usual, offer privacy. In this case, they may be better than shelves. In addition, drawers also keep the writing desk as a whole looks tidy. Indeed, they are good enough in serving the users with those benefits, but when we pay attention to the design, shelving units commonly show better visual look. It is also good for small room because openness always creates more spacious look.
Hutch is an additional feature of writing desk. It is needed when one needs more storage. Hutch is additional storage, can be a closed cabinet or open shelves, added on the desk. It is commonly designed above the laptop or computer area. However, some stylish modern designs of computer desk offer unique products with hutch under the table top where the computer monitor is added. They look good but they will not be appropriate when functioned as secretary desk.