Whether you are trying to wedge the maximum number of workers in a small space or maximize workspace for youngsters – at home or at school, a 2 person desk could be the answer. These come in a variety of styles from minimalist workstations to sleek peninsula styled hutches made from laminated cherry.
A 2 person desk is a reasonable answer for children’s bedrooms, classrooms, study carrels and crowded workspaces. They might be designed for side by side placement of desk chairs, or they might have a central peninsula counter space dividing the workspace. They can even be placed back to back with a central divider – great for preventing distractions or excessive work sharing.
In addition to sharing space, an advantage of the 2 person desk is sharing resources, such as computers, power sources, lighting and similar technological needs. Most have two sets of drawers or similar storage areas to allow the people who are sharing the workstation a place to put their supplies. If you are planning for several people and you have limited space resources, placing two people at one desk can be a solution.
These desks can also be used as a reception area set up, especially the ones that are designed for side by side seating. Both workers can face people approaching and can still have their own resources ready to go. Not only are you then saving space, you are also facilitating processes, whether that involves taking tickets, greeting customers or congratulating new students while handing out materials. When you can squeeze two workspaces in an area often taken up by one, you are increasing the efficient use of your floor space. Office, school or home, a 2 person desk can make a difference to your space and resource allocation. You don’t even have to sacrifice style.