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BEKANT Desk, white,

Price £ 185

10 year guarantee

BEKANT Desk, black stained ash veneer/black, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, black stained ash veneer/white, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, linoleum blue/black, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, linoleum blue/white, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, white, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, white stained oak veneer/black, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, white stained oak veneer/white, 160x80 cm
BEKANT Desk, white/black, 160x80 cm

How to get it

This sturdy desk is guaranteed to outlast years of coffee and hard work. You get a generous work surface and a clever solution to keep cables in place underneath.

Article Number190.228.08

Product details

10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.

You can mount the table top at a height that suits you, since the legs are adjustable between 65-85 cm.

It’s easy to keep your desk neat and tidy with the cable management net under the table top.

The melamine surface is durable, stain resistant and easy to keep clean.

Deep table top gives a generous work surface and lets you sit at a comfortable distance from the computer monitor.


K Malmvall/E Lilja Löwenhielm

  • Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Table top
    Particleboard, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Underframe for table top
    Leg/ Underframe/ Mounting plate:
    Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Aluminium, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Cable management:
    70% rubber, 30% polyester, Stainless steel
    Total composition:
    100% polyester

    Wipe clean with a mild soapy solution.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    Table top/underframe for table top

    Check regularly that all assembly fastenings are properly tightened and retighten when necessary.

  • This desk has been tested for office use and meets the requirements for durability and stability set forth in the following standards: EN 527-2 and ANSI/BIFMA X5.5.


Length: 160 cm

Depth: 80 cm

Min. height: 65 cm

Max. height: 85 cm

Max. load: 100 kg

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BEKANTArticle Number002.532.38

    Width: 84 cm

    Height: 2 cm

    Length: 170 cm

    Weight: 16.10 kg

    Package(s): 1

    BEKANTArticle Number902.529.08

    Width: 47 cm

    Height: 9 cm

    Length: 149 cm

    Weight: 16.05 kg

    Package(s): 1


Desk WobblesVerified ReviewerI bought one of these desk. After a few months of use, the desk started to wobble from side to side. IKEA's advice was to diassemle the desk and retighten the screws fixing the legs to the frame. I did this and it is fine, but you have to remove the frame completely to get to the screws. There is only a single screw in the centre of each leg fixing it to the frame and it will undoubtably work lose again. This is an inherent design fault of this table and is inconvenient to fix every few months. Does anyone have any suggestions how this might be permanently fixed? I would not recommend this item.1
Great qualityVerified ReviewerI am still impressed with this desk. I use every day, from an hour to a whole day. Cable management is a nice touch, and is very effective. Adjustable height was another deciding factor. Being very tall, I could 'set and forget' the height. Worth the price.5
Super wobblyVerified ReviewerThe desk wobbles A LOT no matter how much and how firmly I tighten the height-adjuster screws and the screws holding the metal construction together. Even the slightest movement like typing on my keyboard or resting my elbows on the desk, causes my monitor (and everything else on the desk) to shake vigorously. The desk is cheaply made (and overpriced), much like most of their stuff. Learned my lesson with IKEA and won't be buying from them ever again.1
Great DeskVerified ReviewerGreat desk that was easy to assemble! Has A ton of space!5
Functional work tableVerified ReviewerI love the look and feel of the smoky blue lino top. The table height can be adjusted which is ideal. All in all a really good work table.5
ExcellentVerified ReviewerLovely items delivered5
Really great desk, very solid and easy to assemble pVerified Reviewer6th form daughter very happy, lots of work space with monitor, lap top etc all out. Very happy with quality and size.5
My son love's this desk.Verified ReviewerMy son love's this desk. Looks much more stylish than the cheaper ones. Easy to assemble.5
Great home working deskVerified ReviewerAn outstanding desk that is height-adjustable, I chose the oak top with white legs to match the other furniture. Very easy to assemble.5
Good for the priceVerified ReviewerGood value not simple to raise if you want to change the height regularly, it’s ok if you only want to change the height rarely3
Perfect size.Verified ReviewerBrought this with the intention of using for our 3D printing business however due to Covid19 it was needed for my day job. It's a great size and allows me all the space I need to work from without feeling cluttered. The height adjustment is good and easy to use. Once we eventually return to the real world I am certain this will be just as helpful for the business.5
Style over substance.Verified ReviewerLoooks great but the supposed linoleum top is paper thin and will scratch through to the white substrate very easily. Within an hour of assembly we had scratches from the soft footed sewing machine used upon it.3
Good spacious deskVerified ReviewerDesk flat pack was easy to assemble and sturdy once fully put together. Desk offers lots of space and looks good.4
Verified ReviewerGood looking functional desk, nice to be able to adjust the height although at the upper end you can get just a tiny wobble.4
BEKANT Desk, white, 160x80 cm

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill leftovers – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a resource instead of possibly being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look.

Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

"When we designed the BEKANT series our goal was to make flexible desk combinations that encourage collaborations, meetings and creativity. The desks come in different sizes and shapes – you can use one alone or combine them to suit your needs. And they’re easy to add onto, or change, any time your needs do. To encourage a healthy work environment, most underframes have a sit and stand function that allows you to vary positions. Also, this series has been tested and approved for professional use, so it’s perfect in all types of offices."

Designers Karl Malmvall and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm