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ALEX Desk, grey-turquoise,

Price £ 179
ALEX Desk, grey-turquoise, 132x58 cm
ALEX Desk, white, 132x58 cm
ALEX Desk, white stained/oak effect, 132x58 cm

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A clean look that’s easy to like, coupled with a clever design that keeps messy cables out of sight. The back is finished so you can place it in the middle of the room – all sides are just as beautiful.

Article Number804.838.05

Product details

Built-in cable management for collecting cables and cords; out of sight but close at hand.

Drawer stops prevent the drawers from being pulled out too far.

Can be placed in the middle of a room because the back is finished.


Johanna Asshoff

Weight & measurements

Width: 132 cm

Depth: 58 cm

Height: 76 cm

Free height under furniture: 62 cm


Great Design but Flawed Verified ReviewerI bought this desk 2 days ago, and it was straightforward to assemble. The design is really lovely and simple, but the issue is the quality of the tabletop. As I was setting up the desk with my monitor and laptop, the front edge of the tabletop chipped. I could tell it wouldn't take much time before the table looked worn. Such a shame, as the design is great. I have returned the desk. Not worth the money. 2
Not easy to assembleVerified ReviewerGot it together but two pieces don’t fit easily still haven’t managed to complete construction4
DeskVerified ReviewerPerfect for small office space , not bulky. Easy to assemble.5
Legs don’t fit the deskVerified ReviewerThis desk was easy to put together until it came to fixing together the metal legs and attaching them to the desk. The screw holes in the metal legs don’t line up with the holes in the wooden part of the desk which made it extremely difficult to screw them together. I had to resort to bending the metal of the legs and removing the single metal rung in order to get the legs to fit onto the desk. Even then the metal legs don’t line up neatly with the desk. Very disappointed with how this item turned out.1
Looks great. Fits the roomVerified ReviewerLooks great. Fits the room nicely 👌5
Good features, looks great, desk top finish not very hard wearingVerified ReviewerThe desk looks great, was easy to assemble and best of all has the drawers and storage area to the rear, which hides my extension lead and cables. The only issue I have found is that with the white/oak colour after a few months of being used 2 - 3 times per week the surface of the desk has deteriorated in the high use areas. This has led to unsightly scratches. However the addition of a nice desk pad and the problem is hidden away. If you are using for regular work I'd recommend getting a desk pad or some form of protection for the desk surface from the start.4
Not easy to assembleVerified ReviewerGot it together but two pieces don’t fit easily still haven’t managed to complete construction4
I like this desk veryVerified ReviewerI like this desk very much5
Good productVerified ReviewerThe only small issue is the if you have a chair with arms that need to go under when your working in the desk they won’t you have to raise the arms up to get close enough to the desk. I’m pretty handy so I might cut out one of the draws and make good. Very well made as you would expect from Ikea4
Alex Desk smart and more usable spaceVerified ReviewerBought this product to replace an old corner desk unit which I had bought in an attempt to save space. However the old desk look dated and and had a lot of unusable work top. My new desk has now looks smart and practical and has transformed my study and has given me a lot more usable work surface. The metal legs are stylish and there are 2 big drawers to fit pens and stationery. A really god buy5
The best desk!Verified ReviewerThe Alex range is my favourite and this desk is perfect!5
Excellent as usualVerified ReviewerExcellent as usual5
Smart and pretty deskVerified ReviewerI like the cord storage and drawers, it makes this desk so much more ussful and easy to clean5
Great for daughter's bedroomVerified ReviewerServes as a make-up desk and working desk. Looks smart and great with transparent high-backed chair.5
ALEX Desk, grey-turquoise, 132x58 cm

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