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  • SAIC little wave desk
  • SAIC little wave desk
  • SAIC little wave desk
  • SAIC little wave desk
  • SAIC little wave desk
  • SAIC little wave desk
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Product Description

organized + inspired. SAIC little wave desk was created exclusively for Design Collab. This CB2 collaborative, now in its second year, brings together like-minded souls and design institutions. Design Collab No. 2 asked 12 students in the Designed Objects curriculum at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), "What does 'live well' mean in the context of home design?" Believing that feeling organized is an important part of personal well-being, Student Youjin Lee designed a modern desk with clean lines and built-in storage. Architectural iron base supports a warm acacia top and storage shelf. Subtle wave-shaped design organizes pens/pencils while larger opening tucks away paperwork and laptops.

Head to Idea Central to learn about the designer's inspiration for this product and our SAIC collaboration.

  • Designed exclusively for CB2 by SAIC student Youjin Lee as part of Design Collab No. 2
  • Engineered wood with acacia veneer
  • Iron base with brushed nickel finish
  • Dust with a soft, dry cloth
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners
  • Made in Vietnam


  • Dimensions for SAIC little wave desk

    Overall Dimensions

    Width: 48"

    Depth: 24"

    Height: 31"

    Inside Storage

    Width: 46.5"

    Depth: 24"

    Height: 4.75"


    Width: 46.5"

    Height: 24.25"


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SAIC little wave desk is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beatiful and sturdy I bought this desk for my new home office and it works perfectly. I have used against wall as well as at the center of the room, both ways are great.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works for us - nice design and good utility. Husband uses it as his remote office. Good amount of surface area for keyboard, monitor, files, etc and the storage underneath is very handy. I also use it (but not as often) and I am pleased. There were some parts of the assembly that required a little. I can appreciate that some thought the desk is high, but we haven't had any issues with chairs and how they fit.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay I've had this for a few months and still not sure how I feel. The shelf almost makes the underneath of the desk too short so my chair doesn't fit under; but the top is almost too high to bget comfortable.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful, quality desk I recently purchased this desk to replace an aging one. I LOVE the build and material quality - very solid gorgeous piece. As a 6-foot tall man, however, the top of the desk is so high that I have to raise my desk char until my feet only barely touch the floor to achieve a comfortable position.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable for working - bad ergonomics This office desk is uncomfortable for working. The design is beautiful and the desk is solid (and heavy!) but it does not allow to keep the chair high enough to sit, and type, and move, the mouse comfortably. Ok for casual working of 1 hour at a time but not for a home office.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks Great, But Lacks Function We purchased this desk to go along with our son's CB2 bed. The desk looks great, has a great design and large work space. I love the acacia wood (it is nice and durable). BUT, the first thing my son noticed was that his adjustable chair would not fit under the desk even in it's lowest setting. The chair arms hit the underside of the desk inner shelf. So his chair doesn't tuck nicely under the desk. The large open shelf is kinda nice, but I would definitely prefer a drawer since papers can flow right on through and fall out the other side. Rather than use that space for paper, we placed his laptop desk in that spot along with a pencil box. He will mostly use this for doing homework on the computer, so I don't think the open section will be too terribly problematic, but it is annoying that he can't push his chair in. It'd be the perfect place to hold a laptop computer that you want to keep tucked away.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Beautiful wood. Very slim profile great for a small space. Easy assemblage.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful and functional love this desk for hiding the clutter that would usually be on top; I put my laptop in the area below, monitors sits on top, and my various pencils and writing implements in the storage area on right; innovative designinstallation was a little difficult getting the metal frame and wood to slot in correctly but a bit of trial and error made it work; i agree the veneer is somewhat thin as I did accidentally let the metal frame bang the surface but that was my fault and otherwise it works really great, i don't have any height issues that other reviews were reporting
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty but not functional I love this desk aesthetically, but as another reviewer said- it is just NOT functional. The middle section of the desk makes the top too high to write or type on comfortably and the bottom too low to even cross your legs under. If you're looking for a desk you can actually use, this is not the one for you. But if it's just to store things or to create a look- it may work out for you!
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique and reasonably priced desk I bought this desk several weeks ago and am happy with it. It is a unique design and looks great. Assembly was fairly easy although some of the pieces are rather large and heavy. I scratched the side of the desk quite easily while assembling so think the materials are perhaps not the highest quality. All said though, for the price especially, a great piece.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great looking, but it has it's flaws. Great looking desk, but functionally doesn't work too well. The desk itself is very high and because there is a storage space below, it limits a chair from rising high enough to comfortably use the desk. Also, the wood veneer chips/scratches very easily. I had to immediately go out and get one of those touch up wood markers.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique, modern, and well made I bought this desk for my pre-teen son's room. It is perfect. It looks cool, is functional and comfortable, great price, easy to assemble and well made.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Desk Saw this in D.C. while on vacation and immediately knew I had to have it. I’ve been in the market for a desk for a while, and I’m glad to say that my search is over. This item complements any room and is very sleek looking and sturdy. Assembly is also fairly straightforward. There's only so many ways to say I like this desk, so I'll stop here.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun design Ordered this online a few weeks back. Delivery was quick, and setup was very easy. I'm pretty Petite and had no trouble putting it together by myself. The desk is really pretty too, the acacia with metal is gorgeous. And the shelf space is really useful, I prefer it to a drawer. Be careful as it's veneer on wood, so don't be too rough with the desk. But for use as a work desk for laptop use and writing, it's quite nice.
Date published: 2016-04-16
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The Advantages of Ready to Assemble Furniture

Our Ready to Assembly Furniture costs a fraction of what you'd expect because it ships in an economical flat‑pack and you do the finished assembly.

In addition to featuring quality materials such as solid hardwoods, hand-forged metals, and beveled glass, the real beauty of this furniture is that each piece is thoughtfully designed to take advantage of efficient new construction methods and affordable high-performance materials. These include new composition leathers, microfiber fabrics, and most importantly, a new generation of high-resistance engineered woods and veneers that not only save you money but ultimately save natural resources as well.

Affordable Delivery

Now our Ready to Assemble furniture can be even more affordable. Some ZIP codes are eligible for Local In-Home Delivery starting at just $59. We will bring your order into your home and place the package in the room of your choice. Your exact shipping total will be calculated at Checkout.

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