Blu Dot furniture (born in 1997) was founded by John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks. The firm began as a loose collaboration of three college friends trained in architecture and art, based on the premise that design should be affordable. The partners chose furniture as the subject of interest and opened a studio and operations in Minneapolis in 1996. Blu Dot has begun to realize their vision with a collection of over 40 furniture pieces that are both elegantly abstract and unambiguously functional. Blu Dot pieces are in the permanent collections of several museums, have been seen on the sets of well-known television shows such as Friends and ER, and have won numerous national and international awards. The furniture collection is distributed around the world.An uncluttered surface, a keyboard tray and a striking design make Desk 51 the perfect place to write the great American novel or work on some complicated spreadsheets. The dramatic legs and delightful color schemes - a solid glossy red or an ivory top with a grey base - add something exciting to a simple concept.
|Writing Desk 51||31.5" H x 56" W x 24.5" D||85 lbs|
|Office 3-Drawer Mobile File Cabinet||23.5" H x 15.25" W x 20.5" D||Unavailable|
|Real Good Side Chair||33" H x 17.5 - 18.5" W x 15.25 - 18.5" D||1 lbs|
Questions & Answers
“Hi, what are the dimensions for keyboard tray of this desk?” asked by Carrol
Blu Dot 51 Standard Computer Desk
scuffs, scratches, chips
why from bay area
I love the design, but the surface doesn't hold up. Out of the box, the finish is gleaming. First off, the desk smudges easily. I can live with this, but what's worse are the permanent scratches and scuffs. All I keep on the desk are papers, a monitor, and a keyboard with rubber protectors on the underside. As good as the table looks in the showroom, it's surface just won't hold up to even mild use. Along with the scratches, some of the finish on mine also chipped off. It's a small spot, maybe the size of two grains of rice, but it's right in the middle of the pull out tray. I talked to bludot and they said it wasn't covered by warranty as I must have hit it with something. But I didn't hit it with anything. They refused to listen. All of this happened within the first 6 months of owning the desk, so don't expect its good looks to last long.
Beverly from Saratoga Springs, NY– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
This is a great item. The file cabinet looks great and works well. The drawers are easy to open and close, it is on wheels so we can move them around, and it always looks good. The white is a true bright white, which we were happy to see. It locks which is great, too. I ordered them for my Design Studio and they look modern and clean. I was very happy when they arrived, nicely packaged and quickly. I have ordered them for clients and will continue to do so.
joan from jamaica plain, MA– Verified Buyer
Fabulous desk. The pull-out is just the right height for working on a laptop or for the keyboard for a desktop computer. Smart looking and awesome color red!
BlueDot Writing Desks
John from EVERETT, MA– Verified Buyer
Great product. Have purchased 10 for my office ... sleek, modern, affordable, easy to put together. Only downside is that they scratch fairly easy - called the company directly and they sent me some touch up paint within a couple days. I would recommend this product to a friend.
Great for small offices!
Kendall from Washington, DC– Verified Buyer
Provides ample storage for small offices. The only thing that would make these cabinets better is a lock for the wheels so it doesn't roll around when you don't need it to.
Happy with it
buyer from NC– Verified Buyer
This is nice. Great for teenage son who will not want to hang files in bottom drawer anyway. FYI, only one drawer opens at a time (to keep it from tipping I'd imagine). Good quality.
Cristina from Miami, FL– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer
This drawer is great because it's short enough to fit under a standard sized desk. My issue before was ordering a file cabinet and it not fitting comfortably under my standard desk.
Ed from AZ– Verified Buyer
I like the quality of this product and it is exactly what I expected. Delivery was good and there was no assembly needed.
Great light-duty file cabinet
Maureen from Boulder, CO
Perfect little file cabinet. I don't use it a lot so it doesn't bother me that it isn't heavy duty. Simple and fits well under a desk.
Glyn from Hanover, NH– Verified Buyer
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