About the Designer
"I can't remember a time when design wasn't a major influence in my life. Nature is my greatest inspiration. I began sketching before learning math and reciting the alphabet. When I was about 8 years old, my mother designed halter dresses that we would bring to craft shows, and I was allowed the opportunity of designing handbags and jewelry to enhance the outfits. My first sale was very precious. Being compensated as a designer was and continues to be a delight. Whenever I experience something that our firm designed being worn or living in a client's home, the thrill never lessens. Modeling was never on my radar. I wanted to be the client! My fashion career exposed me to the globe and some of the most talented people in the world. Vera Wang was responsible for me working at Vogue; Scavullo photographed my Cosmopolitan cover, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Avedon---all taught me so much. Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were all companies that I worked for. My greatest mentors in life and fashion include my Mother, Barbara, who has exquisite taste, my Father, John who taught me the economics of fashion and economic realities of retail. It can be ugly, when people aren't honest... Jule Campbell from Sports Illustrated and Elizabeth Taylor continue to be true blessings in my life. Elizabeth took me by the hand and demanded that I express myself in a bolder, more powerful way. 'Beige is not the inner you. People will take you seriously even when you're designing something wonderful, feminine and sexy. You can also wear it! I miss and treasure Elizabeth every day,' " explained Kathy Ireland about her passion for design that launched, kathy ireland® Worldwide. Kathy Ireland, is CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), a design and marketing firm. Forbes Magazine reports kiWW® as a "2 billion dollar business model". License Global Magazine names kiWW® the 25th most powerfully licensed brand, globally. kiWW® offers designs in Fashion, Weddings, Home, Office and More... According to Fairchild Publications, the “supermodel turned supermogul” is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
|Desk Type: Computer desk||Top Finish: Black|
|Top Material: Wood||Base Material: Wood|
|Style: Contemporary||Design: Rectangular desk|
|Cable Management: Yes||Keyboard Tray: Yes|
|Drawers Included: Yes||Number of Drawer Pedestals: 2|
|Drawer Pedestal Included: Yes||Pencil Drawer: Yes|
|Exterior Shelving: No||Cabinets Included: Yes|
|Ergonomic Design: No||Handedness: Both left and right|
|Legs Included: No||Casters Included: No|
|Hutch Included: No||Treadmill Included: No|
|Cork Back Panel: No||Modesty Panel: Yes|
|CPU Storage: Yes||Built In Outlet: Yes|
|Built In Surge Protector: Yes||Light Included: No|
|Finished Back: Yes||Modular: No|
|Application: Home office||Solid Wood Construction: No|
Kathy Ireland's home office was the family kitchen table until she partnered with Martin Furniture. They invite you to experience the extraordinary furnishings in these two exciting categories. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture is a wonderful resource for today's families who don't have lots of time when they shop and are overwhelmed by choices. They've made the selection process easier by delivering products to you that offer unique value, fashion and function. Every mom is the CEO of her busy family, so, some of the key features that will be found throughout the offering include extra wide keyboard trays, special power management centers, pull out task lighting, dictation trays, hidden storage and instant organization. These items make daily projects easier for families.
Martin Furniture is a great producer of home office, wall systems and home theater furniture. This company was founded in San Diego by Gil Martin in 1980. Gil and his extraordinary team are committed to excellence.
Have every confidence that Martin Furniture is a world-class maker. They are humbled by the support that their brand has received from women and their families. KI Home has been nominated for Designer of the Year, received Best of Market honors in furniture and earned the legendary Good Housekeeping Seal for consumer excellence. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture will have over 165 products.
Kathy Ireland is the Chief Designer of all of the Martin Furniture products, and she considers it a privilege to work every day and receive powerful input from their multitalented teams. Their design teams collaborate with to develop unique concepts and trends, which become products for you. But, at the end of the day, Kathy is the editor.
The Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture program was designed to be eclectic and fun so families can place home office, wall systems and home theater furniture in their home with confidence.
When you choose Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture products for your family, you haven't simply purchased furniture. You've made an investment for years to come.
great computer desk.
Dave from Tomball, TX – Verified Buyer
Love the color, very little assembly (draw pulls / knobs screwed on). It fit perfectly in center of my home office... of course I measured for it, but was concerned about the dimensions of the desktop. It does have a finished front. Heavy desk, so make sure you have it delivered inside to room of your choice. You can still unbox it yourself - I had no problem, since I had it on a rug. I did have to remove the slide-out shelf for holding the CPU. it could not hold my computer; I have a bigger tower unit than average, since I use it for work. I felt my computer was too heavy for the shelf also. This unit is fully equipped for cabling of your computer. center hole on top of desk, open back behind keyboard drawer (which has fold down front face), upper and lower holes between pedestals to access computer storage area, and hole in back, bottom, back of computer storage area for power/network cables. Power management was also very useful. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase. Pros: well designed for use, color is great (although don't expect highlight colors like picture shows - more muted) Cons: shelf was not for larger CPU units
Definitely a 4
Bob from Arizona – Verified Buyer
I love the desk! I definitely give it at least 4 out of 5 stars. The only issue I've had with the desk is that there's a shelf that rolls out of the cabinet on the right side to place the CPU. When I placed the CPU on the shelf one of the rollers broke right off. The shelf was very flimsy and I just decided not to even bother with that feature. The rest of the desk is great quality and it's very well made. I'm very happy with it.
Debbie from , – Verified Buyer
The product is exactly what I wanted, quality is excellent.
kim from petal, MS – Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
I love this desk. It has plenty of work space and storage. The desk hadhas a strong chemical odor that decreases as aired out I hope.
G from Murrieta, CA – Verified Buyer
Great desk! Large work space and nice look. We have the matching file cabinets and we love our office!!
Lanae from Spartanburg, SC – Verified Buyer
Wonderful piece of furniture!
Beautiful desk! Exactly what I wanted.
Dixie the artist from Maine – Verified Buyer
I'm using this in my office - I needed a large desk and this fits the bill! I put a hutch top on top of it for extra storage. IThe drawers works so well. The middle keyboard drawer flips down but when you don't want to see the keyboard you close it and it looks like a beautiful traditional desk. I think you could do away with the power center and it would be much better. The roll-out tray for the CPU is helpful.
exactly as advertised
Mr McCann from Newport Beach, California
The delivery of the desk was no disapointment. It arrived on time and the delivery people were great. The two men had to bring it up a narrow staircase that had just been finished with a one of a kind mural and made nary a nick or dent in the walls or desk! The furniture itself was top shelf quality. All in all a great experience. Thank you Wayfair.Look forward to ordering from you again.