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When you see one of their products, you can often recognize it immediately as one of their designs. They believe in modern looks, crisp clean lines, solid colors, and beautiful construction. Everything they make comes from the contemporary, fresh perspectives of their designers, and the furniture they're making is really turning heads in the design community. <br /><br />Smart Furniture has partnered with Blu Dot for the last several years in yet another attempt to bring great ideas, great designs, and great furniture to our customers online. Blu Dot furniture is some of the best around; it's modern, it's comfortable, and it's very affordable. We're proud to partner with them for many reasons, but none bigger than those three. They believe in the same things we do, and they make amazing furniture for the contemporary home and office. They're relatively new, having been founded just 13 years ago, but in a little over a decade they've made a profound and lasting impression on the modern American furniture market. Whether you're looking for tables, desks, chairs, lighting, storage, or any other kind of home, office and public space furniture, you can find what you're looking for in the catalogue of Blu Dot furniture.<br /><br />Blu Dot was a business born of necessity, just like ours here at Smart Furniture. We first opened our doors because we wanted to give customers access to the products they were buying; we wanted them to have a say in the design of their own furniture, aka, design on demand. Blu Dot furniture has a similar philosophy, and they're focused on excellence and affordability. All of the furniture they make comes from the same original, inspiring idea, the idea that started the company; beautiful furniture, and beautiful design, should be attainable. It's that simple, and that revolutionary. <br /><br />The company was founded by three college friends who were freshly graduated and ready to move into new homes and apartments. In college they had all bonded over their mutual interests in design, architecture and artwork. When they were ready to start their own homes, naturally they wanted to outfit them in a way that reflected their ideas, their tastes and their advanced notions about design and personal space. But there was a problem; they couldn't afford the great furniture they loved, and they didn't like the low-quality or big-box furniture that they could afford. For many customers, this is a very familiar dilemma. But the three friends decided to do something about it. They decided if there was no supplier for their fairly common demands, then they would have to make the furniture themselves. And that's how they came to form Blu Dot. <br /><br />In the years since the company was founded, in 1997, the three friends, John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks, have gone on to create some of the most comfortable, innovative, and beautiful modern furniture on the contemporary American scene. Blu Dot furniture is just as lovely and well designed as any other modern furniture maker, and the business has stayed true to it's initial imperative; to keep the furniture amazing and the prices low. They created elegant desks, funky chairs and seating options, cool lighting systems and decor. And to top it all off, they made it affordable. That solved the problem they'd had right after college, when their taste level was much higher than their income level. 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Desk 51 by Blu Dot

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Simple Scheduled Delivery: $39.95 per item

Simple Scheduled Delivery

Simple Scheduled Delivery is for folks that don't mind carrying furniture. The shipper will call prior to delivery to arrange an appointment, but the driver will not bring the furniture inside.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days.
  • Larger/Freight items:
    • For Residential deliveries, the shipper will contact you via phone call/email at least 24 hours in advance - to schedule a delivery appointment window (typically a 4 hour window). This is when your order does not ship with UPS/Fedex. Most shippers will have online tracking available as well.
    • Business deliveries to companies/commercial addresses will typically not come with a pre-arranged appointment, but will arrive during standard business hours. Please contact Smart Furniture or the shipper if your business address has special scheduling needs.
  • Smaller items + office chairs will typically ship via UPS/Fedex with a tracking number and online monitoring, but not a phone call and delivery appointment (UPS/Fedex do have scheduling programs with sign up on their websites). This can include office chairs and other products requiring assembly.
  • The driver will deliver the shipment at the ground level/front of your house or in your apartment's regular delivery area. They will not bring the furniture inside or carry it up stairs.
  • If you live in an apartment, the doorman can accept delivery on your behalf.
  • For Larger/Freight shipment (non UPS/Fedex) You must be present at the scheduled delivery appointment to inspect the delivery items and sign paperwork if any damage is visible.
    • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Room of Choice Delivery: $79.90 per item

Room of Choice Delivery

If you don't like carrying furniture, this is a great option. The shipper will schedule an appointment with you prior to delivery and bring the furniture into your home for you. This service does not include unpackaging or assembly.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (Up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will not unpack or assemble your furniture.
  • You must inspect the purchase at the time of delivery and sign for any damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

White Glove Delivery: $103.87 per item

White Glove Delivery


If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

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.

Features:

  • 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

Dimensions:
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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Blu DotDesk 51
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Great desk

By 

from Santa Cruz, Ca

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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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4.0

Beautiful but SLIPPERY!

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from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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

Options are good. Here are your 3 shipping options:

Simple Scheduled Delivery: $39.95 per item

Simple Scheduled Delivery

Simple Scheduled Delivery is for folks that don't mind carrying furniture. The shipper will call prior to delivery to arrange an appointment, but the driver will not bring the furniture inside.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days.
  • Larger/Freight items:
    • For Residential deliveries, the shipper will contact you via phone call/email at least 24 hours in advance - to schedule a delivery appointment window (typically a 4 hour window). This is when your order does not ship with UPS/Fedex. Most shippers will have online tracking available as well.
    • Business deliveries to companies/commercial addresses will typically not come with a pre-arranged appointment, but will arrive during standard business hours. Please contact Smart Furniture or the shipper if your business address has special scheduling needs.
  • Smaller items + office chairs will typically ship via UPS/Fedex with a tracking number and online monitoring, but not a phone call and delivery appointment (UPS/Fedex do have scheduling programs with sign up on their websites). This can include office chairs and other products requiring assembly.
  • The driver will deliver the shipment at the ground level/front of your house or in your apartment's regular delivery area. They will not bring the furniture inside or carry it up stairs.
  • If you live in an apartment, the doorman can accept delivery on your behalf.
  • For Larger/Freight shipment (non UPS/Fedex) You must be present at the scheduled delivery appointment to inspect the delivery items and sign paperwork if any damage is visible.
    • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Room of Choice Delivery: $79.90 per item

Room of Choice Delivery

If you don't like carrying furniture, this is a great option. The shipper will schedule an appointment with you prior to delivery and bring the furniture into your home for you. This service does not include unpackaging or assembly.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (Up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will not unpack or assemble your furniture.
  • You must inspect the purchase at the time of delivery and sign for any damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

White Glove Delivery: $103.87 per item

White Glove Delivery


If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Shipping rates are equal to 5% of merchandise value for all Blu Dot items.

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

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      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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Warranty


Blu Dot desks comes with a 1-year warranty.