7 Best Corner Desks In Australia For 2024


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Corner desks become useful when you need a lot of desktop space, but are tight on physical space in your office. They slot neatly into an unused corner of a room, creating a work nook that can hold your computers and peripherals while leaving plenty of unused desktop space for ad-hoc tasking or meetings. Today I'll review the 7 best corner desks in Australia for 2024, revealing my top picks, to help you stay productive and organised.

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Last updated: January 2nd, 2024

Best corner standing desk

UpDown Pro Standing Corner Desk

UpDown Pro is the best sit-stand corner desk in Australia due to its heavy-duty build, rock-solid stability and 100-day risk-free trial period.

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2nd best corner standing desk

Desky Sigma L-Shape Standing Desk

Desky Sigma L-Shape is intended for gamers, but is also a great option for folks who want a dark-coloured, stylish sit-stand corner desk.

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Best corner workstation

Mantone Corner Workstation

Featuring a classic corner workstation design, the Mantone offers plenty of under-desk storage space and a generous desktop area.

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2nd best corner workstation

Rapid Worker Corner Workstation

Offering more size options than the Mantone, the Rapid Worker is available in over 30 size and colour configurations.

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Last updated: January 2nd, 2024

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If you’re tight on office space, the last thing you want is a desk that takes up half of your home office. Corner desks offer much more desktop real estate than standard standing desks but also take up more floor space.

Are you prepared to sacrifice a little bit of the latter to gain more of the former?

You don’t need to be the next Marie Kondo to improve your workspace; a simple switch to a corner setup can double the usability of your home office.

Corner desks come in two variants: fixed and electric/adjustable. Which one you choose will depend on factors I’ll discuss below.

By the way, I’ve researched over 25 desks to create this review, whittling the shortlist down to the seven best corner desks available in Australia.

You’re welcome 🙂

(Related: Best Standing Desk Converters In Australia).

1. UpDown Pro Standing Corner Desk.

Best overall corner standing desk.

UpDown Pro features unrivalled frame stability.

When you’re in the presence of this thing, you notice the sheer amount of metal that’s gone into the construction of the desk’s frame.

There’s enough metal to build a battle tank and ship it off to Ukraine.

It passes the knock test, too.

Knock on the wood, and the rich acoustic sound tells you that the 2.5cm-thick desktop isn’t made from cheap particleboard.

(Related: UpDown Standing Desk: Comprehensive Review).


Not just a pretty face, the UpDown is also capable of holding loads of up to 200kg, which is on par with the Desky Sigma.

For context, the Altex 100 – a similarly priced desk – can only hold up to 60kg.

Despite its impressive power, the UpDown corner desk‘s electric motor is as quiet as a whisper, enabling a smooth transition between heights. It’s on par with the Desky Sigma at 40 dB (think quiet library sounds).


I’ve heard some painfully noisy and droning electric sit-stand desks. They can frustrate your colleagues – especially if you work in an open-plan (or very small) office.

Uniquely, the UpDown desk’s angle can be adjusted, so you’re not restricted to an L-shape setup as you are with conventional corner desks.

You can widen the angle to an obtuse angle (throwback to high school maths!) or a wider V-shape, giving you greater space to wheel about in your office chair.

You can even adjust the angle to 180 degrees and have both desk pieces sitting side by side.

UpDown is so sure you’ll love its corner desk that it offers a 100-day risk-free trial.

Expert Tip.

If, for whatever reason, you’re not satisfied with the corner desk, you can return it for a full refund within 100 days. UpDown will also pay for the return postage.

Let’s face it, when you’re paying close to $2,000 for a corner desk, you want peace of mind that it will be a perfect fit for your home office.

Desky, which I’ll talk about in a moment, only offers a seven-day return period, and there are many caveats, such as:

“The product must be packaged in its original, undamaged packaging with all product stickers, tickets and tags.”

You’ll also pay for delivery and a 15% restocking fee with Desky.


Last but not least, UpDown desk and Desky Sigma are the only two corner desks in this review that give you the option to stand or sit while you work. All other desks allow you to sit only.


The UpDown Pro is somewhat plain-looking – because the company offers it only with melamine or Bamboo desktops.

Hardwood desktops like Jarrah or Victorian Ash would elevate the desk’s appearance, are available by special request only and will push the price to about $2,500.

Not cheap!

What I dislike the most about UpDown Pro’s appearance is that it looks as though two desks have been unceremoniously shoved together.

I wish the area around the joint was rounded, as it is on the Desky Sigma, and the bamboo grain ran in the same direction.

For this kind of money, I want the desk to give the illusion that it’s cut from one continuous piece of timber.


Have you ever booked a double hotel room only to find out that two single beds have been pushed together? You can’t help but feel as though you’ve been short-changed.

The lack of storage will also be a problem for many.

If you need a filing cabinet within easy reach, remember that UpDown doesn’t have any drawers.

While the company will gladly sell you a shallow under-desk drawer for about $150, it won’t be enough if you have substantial storage needs.

Either budget another $250-$600 for 1-2 wheeled filing pedestals or go with the Washington or MyDeal High Gloss corner workstations (below).


Are you very short? The Desky may be the better fit, as it has a minimum height of 60 cm, while the UpDown lowers to only 64 cm.


The UpDown Pro corner desk is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. It’s a very well-built standing corner office desk with a best-in-class risk-free trial.

While I wish its two desktop panels joined more seamlessly, this is a small issue. But if this will bug you, get the Desky Sigma instead.

How Does The UpDown Pro Stack Up?Score
Build Quality5
Cable Management3
Ease of Assembly5
Extra Features4
Warranties & Returns5


  • Height range: 64–129cm.
  • Load capacity: 200kg.
  • Size: 120 x 75cm, 150 x 75cm, and 180 x 75cm.
  • Colours: Natural bamboo.
  • Desktop material: 100% eco-friendly natural bamboo.
  • Edges: Straight.
  • Warranty: 10 years.

2. Desky Sigma Standing Corner Desk.

Second best corner standing desk.

Don’t let the name put you off. While Desky markets its Sigma L-Shape corner desk as suitable for gamers, it’s an excellent choice for non-gamers, too.

The matt black surface has an elegant executive look that would elevate most offices, except maybe those in creative industries who yearn for lighter-looking office furniture.

I can see the desk’s aesthetic appealing to a lot of WFH businesspeople.


Like the UpDown Pro, the Desky Sigma can lift 200kg without showing any strain or wobbling.

Those with heavy laboratory equipment, cameras, gaming hardware, printers, and multiple monitors need not be concerned.

Incidentally, it’s the fastest electric desk in this review, covering 36mm per second.

Expert Tip

A few seconds’ difference here and there won’t make a huge difference in reality, but it’s annoying when your brain wants something to go faster than is capable.

Like the UpDown Pro, the Sigma L-shaped desk features four memory presets and user-programmable upper and lower limits, allowing for swift height adjustments with just a click of a button.

In terms of noise levels, the desk operates at 40dB during motion. Same as UpDown Pro, then.

For reference, this is akin to the sound levels of whispering nearby (30dB), a quiet library (40dB), a refrigerator (50dB), or an electric toothbrush (60dB).

You won’t wake a sleeping baby if using this in an adjacent room.

The Desky does beat the UpDown in the aesthetics department. Hands down.

I love how the tapered joint makes two sections look like they belong together, and the fact that the wood’s grain moves in the same direction.

Also, each leg features its own motor with a triple lifting system (as does the UpDown Pro), ensuring even power distribution during height adjustments.


The cable management channel is a welcome bonus, too – and the industry-leading warranty of 10 years has you covered without endless pages of small print and exceptions.


Regarding the downsides, it’s hard to pick faults with the Desky Sigma L-Shape desk.

It’s the most expensive office corner desk in this review, over four times as expensive as the Mantone.

Its price is consistent with the quality on offer – especially considering it’s just a few hundred bucks more than the UpDown Pro.

What’s not to love about the look of this majestic thing? It’s like a black panther among a bunch of plain-looking tawny puma kittens.

I do get, though, that some will find this corner desk too dark and masculine. Not many 19-year-old girls working in PR will buy it.

Expert Tip.

Its legs come in three colours, but the option is pointless as the desktop only comes in one. I wouldn’t change it – the beauty of the Sigma L-shape is in its stealthy uniformity.


The Desky Sigma L-Shape standing desk is the second-best corner desk in Australia. lt will appeal to people who enjoy its dark aesthetic and adjustable-height functionality.

Unfortunately, Desky doesn’t offer a risk-free trial. If you want the option to return the desk, you’ll need to go with the Updown Pro.

How Does The Desky Dual Stack Up?Score
Build Quality5
Cable Management4
Ease of Assembly5
Extra Features4
Warranties & Returns3


  • Height range: 60–125cm.
  • Load capacity: 200kg.
  • Size: 160 x 140 x 70cm.
  • Colours: Black, grey, white.
  • Desktop material: MDF.
  • Edges: Curved.
  • Warranty: 10-year limited warranty.

3. Mantone Corner Workstation.

Best corner workstation.

The Mantone Corner Desk has the most graceful curve and cleanest lines, which makes sliding from one side to the other a frictionless pleasure.

The desktop piece has flush edges, with grain running in the same direction.

This gives the illusion that it’s cut from a single, unbroken piece rather than assembled from separate sections.

The choice of a melamine laminate surface has kept the price point below $500, and only minimal effort is required to clean your corner office desk and keep it in pristine condition.

The contrasting tones give the desk a professional appearance without veering into an overly corporate aesthetic vibe.


The value for money on offer with the Mantone Corner Desk positions this as the most worthy adversary of the Rapid Worker corner desk (another 180cm beast discussed below).

You get some serious real estate to spread out your arms.

While it’s not quite the largest, the desktop has the sleekest L-shape, whereas the Rapid Worker relies on three separate pieces placed together.


Its square edges don’t permit comfortable leaning or the smooth gliding from one side to the other that’s possible with the Mantone.

There’s just something so satisfying about spreading your arms out across your desk as though you’re doing the breaststroke and your arms are just gliding over the surface.

If you’re hypersensitive to touch, the seams belonging to the Updown Pro and Rapid Worker will likely annoy you when they brush against your skin.

No storage gets in the way either, so you can shuffle around and work in different zones of your desk – right on the edges if you want to.

You’re not restricted to sitting directly in the middle as with the Washington.

Temple & Webster got the colour contrast right here.

I find that light-coloured wood desktops like the Altex 100 look cheap (even though that makes use of one single piece of desktop).


There’s no mention of warranty on the Temple & Webster product page. I did a little digging, and on their dedicated warranty page, it says,

“[The] TPW Warranty will only apply to a product purchased from us where the description of the product on the Temple & Webster website (at the time the product is purchased) expressly states that this TPW Warranty applies.”

I also picked up with their customer service team, who said, “If the description does not say or mention warranty, it means it’s covered for a year.”

So there you have it… a measly year! If you’re looking for peace of mind, the Washington is a corner desk below $500 that offers an 8-year warranty.

The Mantone is also the lowest corner desk in this review.


It’s about three or four centimetres lower than other traditional corner workstations, which is a shame because all that legroom is perfect for us lofty dudes and dudettes.

Three or four centimetres may not sound like much, but raise/lower your keyboard and tell me if you think it feels natural typing at that level…

You’re also much less likely to be able to slide your office chair beneath your desk as the arms will collide with the desk’s edge (unless they’re adjustable).

What you see is what you get with the Mantone.

There’s no choice of colour, which is a shame, especially when the likes of the Rapid Worker come in different styles to suit different offices.

If you have a wonky floor, you’ll need to shortlist corner desks with adjustable feet like the Washington.


The price, style, and ergonomics all get a green light from me.

If you’re browsing traditional desks as opposed to adjustable corner desks, the Mantone should be in your top three choices.

While it’s a shame that the warranty only lasts for a year, it’s highly unlikely that a unit with such a solid construction will capitulate.

I expect it will go out of fashion long before it falls apart.

Few corner workstations (especially as big as this) use only one piece for the desktop.

It’s a feat of engineering craftsmanship that belongs on models closer to and above the $1,000 threshold.

How Does The Mantone Corner Workstation Stack Up?Score
Build Quality4
Cable Management4
Ease of Assembly4
Extra Features2
Warranties & Returns2


  • Height range: 70cm (static).
  • Load capacity: No mention.
  • Size: 180 x 180 x 70cm, 150 x 150 x 60cm.
  • Colours: Brown.
  • Desktop material: Manufactured timber with melamine laminate.
  • Edges: Curved.
  • Warranty: No mention.

4. Rapid Worker Corner Workstation Desk.

Second best corner workstation.

The Rapid Worker corner station comes in a tonne of different sizes (well, 11 to be exact), giving you greater choice and allowing you to find a desk that fits snugly in your office space.

The largest, and the subject of my affection, is 210 x 180cm.

You’ll have more space than you know what to do with, and there is a real temptation to adorn all that empty space with your favourite oddments.


This series of office corner desks is the most affordable in this review, and it’s hard to believe that a desk as large as this comes in below the $500 mark.

Compare that with the MyDeal High Gloss, and you’ll appreciate the superior real estate you get with this.

It has over 15% more desk space than the next biggest corner desk in this review, the Mantone.

And you know what that means?

With the generous desk space comes greater legroom. Tall dudes, breathe a sigh of relief. You can stretch out in whatever direction you see fit.

Expert Tip.

The space beneath your desk is big enough to situate a foot massager, foot pedestal, or even those under-desk exercise bikes.

As for optional extras, you can kit out your entire office with matching furniture, such as drawers, a hutch, and bookshelves.

Trying to match the same style of wood and shades when renovating an office requires a lot of research, so this will save you a lot of time if you’re looking for other furniture.

The desktop comes in three different colours.

The only other desk that offers a choice of colour is the Altex 100, but if you’re insistent on choosing this desk, it’ll cost you around $1,300 for the privilege – almost three times as much.


The straight-edged pieces joined together are far from sleek and would have looked much more stylish if the desk had a big sweeping arc like the Mantone Corner Desk.

Some of us like to sit close when reading a tablet or poring over documents, and those who do will find the acute and straight edges uncomfortable.

The cable management hole and grommet are positioned in an awkward place, right in the furthest corner.

Even though it’s the most common place to situate, with a longer desk, having two of these holes at the centre of each main table would be much more preferable, giving easier access to the tech on either side.

Feeding cables through and back to your tech on the other side is a pain when cables are shorter. You’ll likely need to acquire an extension cable for this desk.

I like that the desktop comes in different colours, but the base is the same colour, which represents the bulk of the furniture.


A lighter, softer grey would bring some necessary balance to an overwhelmingly dark and masculine desk range.


Just because something isn’t the best, doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of admiration.

Alan Bean was the fourth man on the moon, and it just so happens that the Rapid Worker places fourth on this list.

Where it does come first, though, is its size and the ability for you to stretch out.

You could lie down on this thing (don’t go getting any ideas!).

Or, if you don’t have the space for the biggest desk in this review, you can also get a cute boxy version (120 x 120 x 60cm) or choose from numerous sizes in between.

I’m a sucker for the oak/ironstone model. I find that the sandy and orange-y variants of engineered would look cheap. This one looks like solid hardwood with a detailed grainy effect.

How Does The Rapid Worker Stack Up?Score
Build Quality4
Cable Management4
Ease of Assembly3
Extra Features2
Warranties & Returns2


  • Height range: 73cm (static).
  • Load capacity: No mention.
  • Size: 180 x 180 x 73cm and ten other sizes.
  • Colours: Beech/ironstone, oak/ironstone, white/ironstone.
  • Desktop material: Engineered wood (E1).
  • Edges: Straight.
  • Warranty: 5 years.

5. Washington Corner Workstation.

Best if you want a corner desk with a black desktop.

The Washington is a traditional corner desk that enables you to hide away your work materials and loose items in the drawers to both sides.

You can assemble these drawers on either side to suit your preference.

This corner desk is FSC certified, and your purchase supports healthy forests and protects wildlife.

Very few corner office desks, including those in this review, have green credentials. The UpDown Pro is made with 100% sustainably sourced bamboo.

That’s it.

You’re buying this from Officeworks, so you can be confident if anything goes wrong, you can head over to your nearest store and return it without incurring any restocking fees or having to fill in endless returns forms.


The Washington corner desk is a beast. It weighs 80.5kg.

That’s around 50% heavier than the Mantone (150cm), which is actually a similar-sized corner desk.

While Washington’s weight represents a challenge when assembling, I like knowing it’s made from business-grade particle board rather than the airy wafer-biscuit-like sheets common in cheaper (sub $500) models.

Industrial grade would have been nice, but using the densest material would attract a higher price.

What’s surprising is that it has adjustable feet.

Other solid L-shaped desks in this review, like the Mantone and Rapid Worker are balancing entirely on their wooden base – which is fine if your floor is perfectly even.

But figuring out if your floor is level isn’t something you need to work out with the Washington. You can leave your spirit level in the shed for now.

It comes with a great warranty; in fact, it’s the best warranty for a desk below $500.


The only office desks offering a better warranty in this review are those closer to $2,000, being the UpDown Pro and Desky Sigma.

The Washington is also the only desk with built-in lockable storage.

If you work from home and have kids, you might want to keep their wandering hands off your credit cards, cash, prescription medication, or private correspondence.


The Washington has the weakest load capacity in this review.

It’s certainly on the lighter end of what most office desks offer, which is especially disappointing considering it’s one of the heaviest models.

The strength of the Washington is in its base rather than its desktop.

So, if you’re planning on plonking heavy hardware on your desk, you’ll be better off with a Desky Sigma or UpDown Pro.

For me, the worst aspect of this corner desk is the practicality.

The only natural place for you to sit is facing directly into the corner – and it’s the bane of any feng shui disciple.


There’s not enough room to sit at the straight edges, as the drawers occupy the space beneath.

Also, since you have to face the corner, you can’t push your screen fully back because the sides hit the wall.

You end up with your screen closer than is ordinarily comfortable and with much less room for your keyboard – and almost hardly any space to rest your arms.

Your range of movement is severely restricted.

Assembly is a nightmare – the most time-consuming in this review. Be prepared to set aside three to four hours. Swallow your pride and send out a distress signal to a tradie in your family if you need help.

There are lots of fiddly components.

If you’re planning to relocate in the next few years, get a desk that’s easy to assemble. The UpDown Pro can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes.


There’s nothing more frustrating than a wobbly desk that moves when you apply the slightest bit of pressure, and Washington Corner Desk‘s adjustable feet mean you can avoid those unnecessary coffee spillages.

But given the lack of range of movement, anyone taller than 5 10″ is likely to feel cramped – not only for desk space but for leg room, too.

I dislike the idea of facing a corner when I work.

I prefer to see daylight, but facing into a corner might be good for someone who is easily distracted and needs to get their head down and block out the outside world.

How Does The Washington Stack Up?Score
Build Quality3
Cable Management4
Ease of Assembly4
Extra Features3
Warranties & Returns2


  • Height range: 74cm (static).
  • Load capacity: 55kg.
  • Size: 150 x 150 X 74cm.
  • Colours: Black/walnut.
  • Desktop material: Business-grade particleboard with melamine finish.
  • Edges: Curved.
  • Warranty: 8 years.

6. Altex Corner Workstation.

Good budget corner desk.

If you’re looking for an electric sit-stand desk, the Altex 100 is one of the most affordable choices, around $600–$1,200 cheaper than the Desky Sigma and UpDown Pro.

It comes in a range of different colours and two sizes, and it offers many compatible accessories, sound as soundproof barriers, screen brackets, and casters.

This is a lightweight model nestled among some heavyweights in this review.


Make no mistake, an electric height-adjustable corner desk for around $1,300 is a bargain.

Height adjustment happens at 25mm per second. While it’s not as fast as the Desky Sigma (36mm per second), it doesn’t feel slow or laborious.

Too much emphasis can be placed on speed. It’s not a car that needs to go from 0 to 60 in three seconds.

It’s a corner office desk that adjusts at the click of a button. Well, two buttons.

With the Altex, you press two switches simultaneously to prevent accidental knocking and sending your desk suddenly plunging.

Believe me, with any other electric desk, from time to time, you’ll accidentally knock the controls, and it’ll give you a mini heart attack when you do.

You can choose between having up to three cable holes, which is a godsend.

Desk manufacturers seem to have an obsession with sticking the cable hole in the furthest corner, but these are sometimes out of reach of your power sources.

It’s nice to have the option to add in extra holes that are more accessible and prevent the underneath of your desk from looking like the realm of that cable monster probe thingy in War of the Worlds.

There are several customisable options that you can add to your purchase, such as cable trays (highly recommended) and casters.

Interestingly, this is the only desk in this review that has an option for casters.

Casters are an optional extra at $99, and they make it easier to roll your desk to one side when cleaning your office floor, or repositioning your workspace to catch afternoon sunlight.

Neither the UpDown Pro nor the Desky Sigma come with compatible casters as extras.


The Altex 100 isn’t the prettiest corner desk. Silver legs and sandy desktop are reminiscent of early 2000s office furniture.

So for the price, it’s not something you’d brag about and show off on your social feeds.

Expert Tip.

Its electric height adjustment functionality reaches a height of 120cm, but this isn’t as high as the UpDown Pro (129cm).

Those taller than six feet would be better suited to a height-adjustable desk like the UpDown Pro.

As for the load capacity, the Altex 100 is a bit of a weakling. It will hold up to 60k, which is more than plenty for casual users, but I wouldn’t recommend overloading – especially if you have casters.

Accidentally knocking your desk might cause some of your expensive gear to come crashing down.

If you’re thinking about stacking multiple monitors on your corner desk, a screen bracket is essential with the Altex 100.

The pixelated images on the website are disappointing, too.

Like, were these pictures taken with a kid’s V-Tech underwater camera? It’s hard to inspect the grain of the wood and the quality when the images are so blurred.


I can’t get too excited about a corner desk that makes me feel like I’ve been catapulted back two decades. The nostalgia is strong, but not for good reason.

While it’s no oil painting, it’s a practical desk that offers a much lower entry point for those seeking an electric height-adjustable desk.

Being able to add optional extras like casters and extra cable holes makes this the most bespoke corner desk in this review. Your customisable options with other office desks are much more limited.


  • Height range: 68–120cm.
  • Load capacity: 60kg.
  • Size: 180 x 180 x 75cm, 150 x 150 x 60cm.
  • Colours: Beech, cherry, white, grey.
  • Desktop material: Engineered wood (E1).
  • Edges: Straight.
  • Warranty: 5 year.

7. MyDeal High Gloss Storage Desk.

Great corner desk for storage.

The sleek design of this MyDeal bargain will brighten up your workspace. Its white glossy frame and desktop is neutral and inoffensive and would slot into the corner of most offices.

Its storage is perfect for housing books and office stationery.

If you’re tight on space in your home, this also doubles up as a vanity table. You could easily mount a mirror to your right and store your makeup and accessories beneath.


In fashion, white gives off the impression of being bigger and black makes you look smaller. The same is true of office furniture.

A dark desk contrasts neutral walls and creates the illusion that you have less space, whereas white has the opposite effect.

There aren’t many white corner office desks (most are either wood veneers or black), and it’s mainly due to white showing stains and scratches.

But the High Gloss storage desk has an impermeable surface and is easily wiped.

The storage boasts two drawers and four square racks, providing convenient access to items like a small printer and files.

In comparison, the Washington, a corner desk in a similar price range, offers decent storage options, but what sets the MyDeal High Gloss apart is its open storage design.

Expert Tip.

You can use this open space to decorate your desk with ornaments and souvenirs from your travels.

It should have a designated place if you insist on being surrounded by clutter when working.

The desk isn’t actually fixed to the drawers, so you can choose whether to shift it around and keep this in an L-shape or straighten it horizontally and line up side by side.

If you want more legroom, you can slide it out and return it at the end of your working day.


I find it a tad frustrating that one side of the desk is slightly lower by 9.2cm. It’s virtually impossible to get comfy and work on your right side, especially since you have no legroom.

It can’t be considered a corner desk in the same sense as others, given that you’re restricted to only working when facing forward.

And since the storage is disconnected from the upper desk, you might be better off finding a standard desk with matching storage, like the Rapid Worker with the pedestal and hutch.


There’s a distinct lack of space to manoeuvre, and you don’t get the flexibility to shift around your work materials or change positions if the sunshine is beating in through the window and glaring at your screen.

The width of the desk is lacklustre at 145cm, the shortest in this review, and while a few centimetres may not sound like a big deal, you definitely notice when sitting here.

That’s space where your coffee mug or a trusty calculator could be sitting.

Overall, the desk feels cluttered. While the storage is easy to access, it means that it’s also much easier to knock things over.


The MyDeal High Gloss desk is decent with good storage, but it lacks the ergonomic features you’d want in your typical corner desk.

Use this as a more casual desk for general admin or studying. It’s not a workstation suited to long shifts in front of a screen.

You’ll feel claustrophobic if you sit here for longer than four hours.

That said, it would make good use as a dressing table and for storing feminine products.

Alternatively, it could be used as a gaming desk to keep a kid’s bedroom tidy since you’d have plenty of space to store your hardware and titles underneath.


  • Height range: 74.6cm (static).
  • Load capacity: No mention.
  • Size: 145 x 145 x 74.6cm.
  • Colours: White.
  • Desktop material: Engineered wood (E1) with UV high gloss.
  • Edges: Straight.
  • Warranty: No mention.

What To Look For In A Corner Desk.

You’ll want to factor in the following features when comparing corner office desks. The cheapest L-shaped desks don’t always include these:

The Exciting Stuff.

  • Adjustable height. By far the most ergonomic aspect of any corner workstation, an adjustable sit-stand desk allows you to alternate your sitting position throughout the day.
  • Cable management. Clips, holes, and grommets in the corner workstation prevent your desk from looking like a cable jungle.
  • Shelving and drawers. Integrated storage space for office supplies, printers, books, and tech prevents your corner office desk from becoming a dumping ground.
  • Power outlets and USB ports. These are handy for charging devices and connecting your tech without the need for extra cords.
  • Customisation. Some computer desks allow you to choose between certain materials and components that suit your taste, such as metal or wooden legs. Others offer built-in light solutions such as LED task lighting, monitor arms, sound screens, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Boring (but essential) Stuff.

  • Weight capacity. Stability and durability matter. A typical wooden desk holds between 60 and 90kg, whereas a steel computer desk can hold up to 135kg. Ensure you know how much your hardware weighs before committing to a purchase.
  • Aesthetic appeal. Pick a desk that complements your existing decor; you don’t want to incur further costs by redecorating your room to match your new office desk.
  • Warranty. This typically varies from one year to twelve years, but some only include parts. Check the fine print.
  • Size and shape. Online images can be deceptive; be sure to get out your tape measure and see how the desk fits in the available space. You can’t afford to get this wrong.
  • Assembly. The ease of assembly differs from one desk to another. If you’re uncomfortable with DIY assembly, ask a family member to help you. If you build it wrong, you could compromise its structural integrity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Modern Corner Desks.

Here are some frequently asked questions about corner desks.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Corner Desk?

A corner office desk utilises unused space and will generally give you an additional 50–100% more desk space.


If you’re the type of person who complains about the legroom on flights, you’ll appreciate the extra space to stretch out when using a corner desk, to keep the circulation flowing in your lower limbs.

Not only that, but you’ve got extra surface space to spread out your work materials.

For both of these reasons, a corner desk stops you from feeling contained and will enhance your gaming, studying, or working-from-home experience.

How Do You Lay Out A Corner Desk?

Reserve the front part of your corner workstation specifically for your computer hardware, such as your laptop, keyboard, monitor, and mouse.

On the other side of the desk (to your right or left), keep your notepad, papers, tablet, and phone within reach for tackling light administration.

Keep larger accessories like headphones and bags stored away.

Be disciplined.

What good is using all the extra desk space to pile up a mountain of coffee mugs?

Can You Put An L-shaped Desk In The Middle Of A Room?

If space permits (and legroom), placing your L-shaped desk in the centre of a room doubles it up as a meeting space or a “table for two”.

If you place a chair on either side, two people could work at the desk at the same time, especially with a desk like the Desky Sigma L-Shape.

Just be careful not to leave any trip hazards when plugging in cables.

Tie cables together and tape them down to prevent any accidents from occurring. You might need to run an extension cable from your power sockets on the walls, and this can look unsightly.

If you’re feeling creative, you can also arrange your L-shaped desk into a V-shape or with just one edge against the wall.

Final Words On Choosing The Best Corner Office Desk.

You’re here to save space, not find a corner desk that’s going to take up unnecessary space. So get your measurements right. Online images can be deceptive.

There’s a saying in the construction industry that springs to mind: “Measure twice, cut once.”

Basically, if you get your measurements wrong, you’ll pay the price. The same rings true when buying office furniture.

You don’t want to wind up paying 15% restocking fees and delivery fees because a corner desk is too big or small for your space. Oh, and don’t forget to weigh your hardware to ensure your preferred corner desk can take the weight.


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2 responses to “7 Best Corner Desks In Australia For 2024”

  1. I bought a Desky standing desk 2 years ago, and I haven’t looked back. For less than $1300, I can’t complain.

    • Hey Prash, the Desky is an excellent standing desk. I have one in my home office – right next to my UpDown 🙂

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