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Need a desk that can handle whatever you throw at it? Try a vintage metal desk. The perfect union of style and durability, old metal desks can be procured in both retro and contemporary styles here on Chairish. Regardless of what option you choose, a vintage metal desk will lend your home industrial intrigue, deftly blending form and function.

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Designing a kid’s workspace that you want to imbue with a retro aesthetic? Try a vintage steel tanker desk. A classroom staple, metal tanker desks will bring a Mid-Century air to any room. As a bonus, they can be sourced in an array of pastel hues making it easy to tailor one to your design. Build a teen girls’ workspace around a pink metal tanker desk, or use a tan metal desk to complement an organic modern-meets-Mid-Century aesthetic. A gray vintage steel desk can also be used in a boy’s room with an automobile or aviation theme. Partner it with a retro seat like an Eames molded fiberglass chair or a Verner Panton S-chair in a bold, primary hue to make it feel kid-appropriate. Steelcase produced a number of steel tanker desks throughout the mid 20th century—a word on naming: you’ll also see them deemed “steel executive desks”—but there are plenty of lesser-known manufacturers who produced them as well. If you prefer a sleeker, more modern look for a metal desk, consider steel parsons-style desks. Steelcase was again a leader of this style throughout the 1980s and 90s, producing a number of basic metal desks featuring wood tops with corner-flush steel legs. A classic design that can be teamed with everything from Eames Aluminum Group Loungers to colorful Charles Pollock chairs, these minimalist vintage metal desks are as versatile as it gets.