The Stairdesk Workspace

The Stairdesk Workspace
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We’ve seen workspaces placed under the stairs and ones at the top of the stairs, but this workspace takes the combination further, with a desk literally build into and around the stairs.

The custom workspace and stairs combo was created by Bates Masi Architects and featured on Contemporist. While impractical for most people (you can’t move your desk or take it with you when you move), it’s an unusual, head-turning design that fits in with the rest of the house’s unique design. As a kind of bonus, every time the owners of this workspace clean the desk, they probably end up cleaning the stairs too.

Design Detail – A Stair/Desk Combination [Contemporist via Minimal Desks]


  • While I love the aesthetic of the workspace, it seems like it would only be really practical for solo living – trying to work at the desk while a horde of kids stampeded up and down the stairs would be a nightmare with all the transmitted vibrations.

  • Or one late night you get disoriented in the dark, and end up walking up your desk, stumbling on the “missing” step and crash land on your monitor.

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