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Desk 51 by Blu Dot

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Desk 51
by Blu Dot

Desk 51 At A Glance:
You're an alien. You're stranded on Earth, far from your home, and you're lonely. You get an apartment. It's boring, very unlike your home planet. You're depressed. You decide to change something, just for the sake of changing it, just so you can feel like you're alive again. You look for a desk. You find the Blu Dot Desk 51. Finally, something reminds you of home! Giving away the rest of your mundane furniture, you use Desk 51 for everything from dinner to watching your favorite shows on the computer. Life has meaning again.

What's To Like:
Or, you're human - and you want something cool, a stylistic adventure, preferably one that's actually functional. Desk 51 features a cutting-edge design that leads the imagination beyond the confines of a boring environment - and it's even got a keyboard tray. We dig this design; we love the keyboard tray and expansive 56" wide desk surface.

What's Not to Like:
If you have a smaller space, Desk 51 probably isn't your cup of tea at 56" wide. Check out the Stash Desk for a space-conserving option.

The Bottom Line:
Startlingly creative and wonderfully functional, Blu Dot's Desk 51 with its integrated keyboard tray and distinctive style are a great option for a style-forward home office.


  • Overall dimensions: 31.5" h x 56" w x 24.5" d
  • Space between top surface and keyboard tray: 2.5"
  • Floor clearance below keyboard tray: 27"
  • Lacquered engineered wood desktop and keyboard tray with glossy polyurethane finish
  • Powder-coated steel legs and frame
  • Full-extension keyboard tray slides
  • Desk 51 is part of our awesome list Top 10: Furniture that Would Confuse Your Grandmother.

Materials & Measurements

Desk 51 DimensionsMaterials:
Powder-coated steel legs and frame
Lacquered engineered wood desktop and keyboard shelf with glossy polyurethane finish

Overall: 31.5" h x 56" w x 24.5" d
Keyboard tray height from floor: 27"
Space between top surface and keyboard tray: 2.5"

About The Manufacturer

Blu Dot FurnitureBlu Dot was founded in 1997 by John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks, three college friends who wanted to bring modern design and quality furnishing to everyone. Based in Minneapolis, Blu Dot does just that today - designing tables, chairs, sofas, and a variety of home accessories. Blu Dot furniture has a distinct feel and appearance - its products achieve a definite flair despite a minimalist appearance.

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Great desk


from Santa Cruz, Ca

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  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean
  • Smooth Writing Surface
  • Sturdy Construction


  • Off-gassing

Best Uses

  • Larger Offices
  • Smaller Offices

Comments about Blu Dot Desk 51:

Ordered the desk 51 in ivory/grey. Very satisfied with the clean, modern design. Large keyboard tray is sturdy and a great space saver, also helping to hide clutter off the top of the desk. Looks great with my iMac. Length of desk is perfect for laying out drawings and notepads for reference. The only issue I had was the strong off-gassing of the product.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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Beautiful but SLIPPERY!


from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Midrange Shopper

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  • Attractive Design
  • Drawer Slides Smoothly
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Easy To Clean


  • Afraid to scratch surface
  • Hard to write on
  • Slick surface

Best Uses

  • Smaller Offices

Comments about Blu Dot Desk 51:

I've been looking for a desk with a large pullout surface for a long time, and was prepared to make one. Then I saw this and was suitably impressed with function, design and pricing. I love that I can put all my stuff on the lower drawer (which is a great keyboard height for me) and hide it away.
However, its lacquered finish causes everything I put on it to slide worse than glass. When I mouse, the mouse pad moves under it. I might just mouse right on it, but I'm concerned about scratches. When I write, the paper shifts constantly. I really wish they had gone with a matte finish so it was more functional. I'll probably end up putting some form of the old fashioned desk blotter down on top.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

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Delivery & Assembly

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    Does this desk need to be assembled?
    Asked on 3/16/2013 by Chaya

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


      Yes, the Blu Dot Desk 51 needs to be assembled, and would probably take 2 people to stand it up, but the assembly could easily be done by one person.

      Answered on 3/18/2013 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
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