Stash desk: Furniture design by Blu Dot

By Penny Craswell

I discovered Blu Dot while searching for a new desk for my home office. Using that most basic of tools – Google shopping search – I found many ugly pieces of furniture and many prohibitively expensive pieces of furniture. But I also some beautiful and more affordable options around – and the best for my room size and aesthetic was Blu Dot.

Stash desk by Blu Dot
Stash desk by Blu Dot

Designed in Minnesota, the brand was founded in 1997 by John Christakos, Maurice Blanks, and Charlie Lazor in response to their own need for affordable design furniture (read more of their origin story here). Perhaps because they were designing for a practical need, that’s what they created – practical furniture; while it looks great, I get the feeling that the aesthetics are secondary to the function, which is as it should be. What’s also interesting about their furniture is the small scale of it – it suits inner city living.

Blu Dot Stash desk in situ at home.

Although there are a few desks that might have been possibilities for my study, the Stash desk was my choice in the end, and I selected the light timber top with white legs. Following an easy assembly in my study, the desk fits perfectly, has a lovely tactile quality and brings a clean, minimal clarity to my (potentially chaotic) workspace.

The design is original (most definitely not a copy!), it is affordable and it just works. A brand to keep an eye on for sure.

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2 thoughts on “Stash desk: Furniture design by Blu Dot

  • June 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Hi, your desk looks great! Just wondering if you went with the White Ash/White or the Walnut/Grey colour. I suspect the pictures on the Bludot website make the desks a bit lighter in colour than they are in person.


    • June 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Hi David, actually I went with white ash/white and it is quite light in colour. Probably the photo is not accurate as the light was behind so hard to capture the actual colour. Anyway it is lovely in person! Penny


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