Comments: We bought this for a kids desk in the light blue color. The desk itself is great, it's totally stable, perfect size for a small New York home, blends easily with other styles. We love R&B and we love this little desk. The one con is that the light blue finish doesn't seem to be applied well enough. On the transport home in our car the desk slid around a bit. Not much, just a bit, and when we took it in the house it had a mark where the paint came off. I think R&B needs to consider coating the table multiple times to avoid this in future. But I would not say don't buy it for that...because our kid LOVES the color. Hopefully I can find a way to touch it up.
On Aug 22, 2011
Comments: The finish and color are fantastic. The yellow is clean and bright. This desk hides nothing, so it isn't a good choice for those who want a bit of clutter around. However, it is solid and provides a lot of space in exchange for a very light feel (the desk is heavy, but doesn't look it at all).
On Oct 10, 2011
Comments: We bought this desk for our child's room and it is a huge hit. It is very solid with a good sized work area.
On Nov 26, 2011
Comments: I was looking for a streamlined look to put in a small space. This desk was perfect and the color looks exactly the way it appears on the site. It's sturdy and the finish was unblemished...very happy with it!
On Dec 12, 2011
Comments: This desk is a great size and the simple style allows the desk to almost disappear in our room, which we love. However, the top of the desk has a lot of give, so as I type, my laptop shakes. I don't do much typing, so while it's annoying, it is tolerable. When I use my printer, which is also on the desk, every shakes tremendously.
On Mar 26, 2012
Comments: Desktop is too bouncy. I have a FLOS Glo-Ball table lamp that wobbles on this desk. I'm not happy about it since I live in a small apartment and have limited places to keep my things, and since I always use this lamp for my work area. This was totally unexpected considering that the desk is steel and is otherwise sturdy.
By quality furniture lover
On Nov 8, 2012
Comments: Simple, clean design. Functions for small space, with shelf for books, supplies. Quality is great. Very sturdy.
By busy parent
On Jan 5, 2013
Comments: This desk is exactly what my 13-year-old daughter needed: fun color, great design, perfect dimensions. We couldn't be happier. It's especially nice to have a non-wood surface in her bedroom.
By R & B fan
On May 23, 2013
Comments: This product is solid, beautiful and seems like it will last a long long time. I love it. And the customer service on this was excellent. Got help with the product in the Soho store, ordered it over the phone and it arrived 7 days later. So easy!
By Saul Bass
On Sep 22, 2013
Comments: In the catalog and online this desk looked like it would suit my needs perfectly. I'm a visual designer and I work from home quite a bit. I chose to get the white powder coated desk, it appealed to me because it look industrial and seemed to be durable because it's made out of steel.
My main complaints are that the powder coat is really thin and scratches and chips easily. Also when I type the desk surface moves my iMac due to the fact that the top of the desk is just thin metal. The vibrations carry throughout the metal. Also you can't use a mouse on the powder coated surface -- so I went to a trackpad.
Overall the desk looks great in my tiny apartment. The two levels make more room for books or other materials. I expect some wear and tear on the piece and had a thought that eventually I could strip it down to just the raw steel, but then maybe I should have just got the steel one to begin with.
A Room & Board classic, the Slim desk collection offers a balance of grace and strength. Powder-coated natural steel gives weight to a delicate handcrafted design that features subtle weld marks unique to each piece.
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