A desk is a very important item of furniture. Not only will you spend a great deal of time sat at it, which means that it has to provide a comfortable and convenient work environment, but the design and style of a desk can reflect the image of the person sat behind it, so if it is to be used in a reception area or in an office in which you will meet other people discuss business, you will no doubt want to choose one which reflects the impression that you wished to convey. If all that you are looking for is a desk upon which you can work with your computer to choice may seem very simple at first and a basic workstation may suffice but do bear in mind that although the size of computers and monitors have shrunk recently you may still need plenty of space for peripherals such as printers, a scanner, a copier, perhaps even a laptop or a second computer as well is somewhere to store your books, discs, files and paper. It is also hugely essential to have sufficient space to be able to write comfortably onto various different types and sizes of media. The height of the desk is also an important consideration since computer work can often dragged on for far longer than we expect, so it is important to be able to have a comfortable chair whilst still being able to work at the desk effectively without back strain. A reception or office desk not only has to fulfil functional requirements but it also has to present the right appearance to visitors, because it is a fact that first impressions count a great deal in business and your desk is one of the first items a caller will see. You will wish to be looked upon as an efficient and dynamic person or company, so it is important that not only does the desk have the best appearance for your needs, but it is efficient and functional as well which means that there is sufficient storage space so that important items or documents can be located quickly and that any necessary computer or other electronic equipment can be fitted on to it without untidy, unsightly or dangerous trailing cables on show.