BEKANT Desk, white, 55 1/8x23 5/8 "
BEKANT Desk, white, 55 1/8x23 5/8 "
BEKANT Desk, white, 55 1/8x23 5/8 "
BEKANT Desk, white, 55 1/8x23 5/8 "

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

Article Number390.063.55

Product details

10-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.You can mount the table top at a height that suits you, since the legs are adjustable between 25⅝"- 33½".The melamine surface is durable, stain resistant and easy to keep clean.It’s easy to keep your desk neat and tidy with the cable management net under the table top.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.Designer

K Malmvall/E Lilja Löwenhielm

Article Number390.063.55
  • Tabletop
    Particleboard, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Underframe for table top
    Leg/ Underframe/ Mounting plate:Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Feet:Aluminum, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Cable management:Stainless steel, 70 % rubber, 30 % polyester
    Total composition:100 % polyester
    DeskWipe clean with a mild soapy solution.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
    Tabletop/underframe for table topCheck regularly that all assembly fastenings are properly tightened and retighten when necessary.
  • TabletopWe want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. That way, we take better care of resources.
  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BEKANTTabletopArticle Number202.553.21
    Width: 25 ½ "Height: ¾ "Length: 58 ¾ "Weight: 22 lb 8 ozPackage(s): 1
    BEKANTUnderframe for table topArticle Number902.553.27
    Width: 18 ½ "Height: 3 ½ "Length: 50 ¾ "Weight: 31 lb 13 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

55 1/8 "
23 5/8 "
Min. height: 
25 5/8 "
Max. height: 
33 1/2 "
Max. load: 
220 lb 7 oz


Fine office tableRayBought this table as an office desk. It is sturdy, sleek and modern looking, reasonably priced and easy to assemble (even for 1 person).5
We like it very much!RONALDWe like it very much!5
StabilityBarbaraThis was purhased for my embroidery machine. It is really built well and no more shaking when I embroider.5
Perfect solution for our spaceELIZABETHI bought this for my son to use as a desk during this ‘virtual’ period. Has worked great. Perfect size for the spot we had.5
Perfect Home Office DeskGOAT80Purchased last week. Set up was easy. Desk is sturdy and handsome. Great work on a simple modern workspace design IKEA? Why pay 3x as much for something similar from a designer?5
Best WFH office deskhomeoffice20I've recently adopted to working from home full time, and needed a desk that look and feel similar to my office standing desk, so I can feel as if I'm working in the office and in the right mindset. This desk fits all the criteria: it looks like a standing desk (can upgrade to one from the BEKANT series too), is sturdy, and is the perfect size for a home office. The assembly was more on intermediate level compared to other IKEA furnitures, but not too difficult to figure out.5
Perfect For Photography EditingDeAnnI bought this desk a year ago for my home office that measures 10'x10'. I have it facing the room from a corner and it's perfect for this arrangement. I have my 27 iMac with an external hard drive, keyboard, mouse and a medium Wacom tablet. There is still room for my phone holder, coffee cup and a few small items. Mouse works great on desktop. The desk is sitting on an area rug and does not wobble. The net under the desktop helps to hide the cords. It takes up minimal space and is not visually distracting. Two of us put it together without any issues. I am very satisfied with this desk.5
Very nice desk/tableKJSRVery nice desk/table, purchased for my husband. He likes the size and function, especially likes the under net to organize cables, cords, and external hard drive.5
Very SturdyjakM42I purchased this because it was narrow enough to tuck between Ivar shelving uprights, had adjustable height - I wanted something closer to counter height and could take a heavy weight load. I've set up a larger sewing machine with an embroidery module attachment and after months of hard work the table/desk has worked amazingly well. I have no complaints and I'm contemplating buying a second so I can set up my smaller machine.5
Sewing CenterBoojean57I paired 2 of these tables in the corner of a room to hold my sewing machine and my serger. They hold the weight of the machines and create a place for me to work, being able to move quickly from one machine to another. I live the fact they lower to my height since I’m only 5’1”. I’ve never sewn with my machines at the proper height. I have recommend them to others for sewing and crafts.5
Simple Setup BUT EXTREME WOBBLEshab135I bought this last week and I saw it in store. So long story short I brought it home set it up took about forty minutes and when I put it up I noticed a decent wobble. At first I was optimistic thinking it wouldn’t be a bother when using the desk but everything would wobble even when I would type on my keyboard with the slightest movement. I then reassembled it about three times but to my disappointment nothing changed. For the price I was heavily surprised by the wobble in the desk. I am indeed happy with the appearance and the assembly was very easy. But sadly functionality is the main aspect of a desk in which this one lacks.2
Shocking structural choices; returnedCamronIkea baffles me sometimes. After horribly frustrating assembly experiences with other IKEA desks, I decided to go with a desk I knew would be easier to assemble. In the store, this desk was very stable. I don't like this style of desk but I saw it was certified for stability, so I dropped $200 on it. Ikea supplies massive metal screws to attach the base. So far so good. I opened up the bag of parts and looked for the other screws. None. Surely this can't be... After super-securing everything else with *metal*, you are provided these strange plastic inserts to attach the entire metal frame to the desk platform. Some of the inserts affixed the desk surface in a flush manner to the metal frame. Others did not. As I put my monitor and a glass of water on the desk and sat down, I saw everything wobbling a little. Ridiculous. I ask you Ikea, do you really save a lot of money by drilling holes for these strange plastic inserts instead of what you *should* have used - metal bolts? I'm noticing a trend here lately. Assembly: At the end of the day, this wasn't all that easy to assemble. Why? I assumed that the height adjustment was incremental. No. It's left up to you to find a way to precisely level the surface.2
Good desk for the price.Joe Ikea Red HookAlways a great place to go to when in a pinch for emergency office furniture. The Bekant desks fit perfectly in the space we had and were easy to assemble. We were able to set up 6 stations in 90mins.4
Best Desk everSeattle980I've had my desk for over a year now and couldn't be happier. I chose it because I could lower the desk. I'm short and this worked great. I lent it to my grandson who used it on a taller height. He was pleased and bought himself one. Plenty of space for a lamp, laptop, lots of files and papers. I've fixed large puzzles and done arts & crafts with my granddaughter. The desk is a good weight and because the legs are T shape it's very sturdy. easy to assemble. Very pleased!5
BEKANT Desk, white, 55 1/8x23 5/8 "

Ideas that work for the office

Today, there are as many ways of working as there are job titles. Some of us share a desk with colleagues, and some use the local coffee shop or the kitchen table at home as headquarters. No matter where or how you work, or what time of day (or night) you do it, it helps to have a flexible workspace. With furniture that adapts to your needs and not the other way around.

To work standing up

Good ideas thrive where the unusual is business as usual. So surprise your body with movement now and then – even if you’re super-concentrated on something for a long time. When you shift position, your blood circulation increases. It makes it easier to relax your back, neck and shoulders. With a height-adjustable desk, it’s easy to vary your work position. It can do wonders for your creativity and focus, and even be a good substitute for that extra cup of coffee.

Make 1+1 become 3

Sometimes we need to work on our own – sometimes we want to work together. Or just socialize. When we collaborate, we can share ideas, become inspired and create an environment where both businesses and people can flourish. To meet our changing needs, we need furniture that are as adaptable as we are. That makes it possible to create the workday we need and want.

Storage that takes you places

Storage with casters is easy to get out of the way when you want to turn the workplace into something else. Perhaps shift focus from one task to another, make room for cleaning or less serious stuff? Office supplies fit perfectly in storage with casters. It makes them easy to bring to the desk, the sofa – or wherever it is you prefer to work.

Two for one

Even if you have all your meetings online or out of the office, it can be a good idea to have an extra seat for colleagues or family members that want to stop by. When you’re on your own, you can use it for relaxation after a session by the screen – perhaps by doing a different type of work-task for a while. If you have little space, there are storage units approved to be used as seating as well.

Storage for people on the go

Storage units developed for standing work are handy if you don’t have a need or the space for a big desk. They can be used as presentation-desks, and if you add casters to them, you can easily move them around and rearrange the room in seconds.

Shared storage and shared spaces

Lack of storage seems to be a universal issue – no matter how disciplined you are or what you do for a living. Large storage units are convenient when you’re sharing storage with someone else. They can also be used as room dividers to create individual workspaces without walls or doors.

Hide or show what you’re storing

If you go for closed storage, it will always look nice and tidy no matter what is hidden inside the cabinets. With glass doors, you get an overview of what’s in the cabinets and can protect your stuff from dust. They also give an opportunity to show visitors things you are extra proud of.

To work sitting down

When you feel like working sitting down, choose a chair that adapts to you, not the other way around. Make sure it gives back support, is adjustable and can swivel – allowing for that all-important movement. You want to be able to sit upright and have your monitor at eye height, and your arms and elbows at a 90-degree angle with your hands just above your keyboard. If you need extra support for your lower back, choose a chair that has lumbar support.


A chair without armrests provides freedom for natural movement, but a chair with armrests will support the upper part of your forearms, thereby reducing stress on shoulders and back. Make sure the armrests don’t prevent you from drawing the chair close to the desk.

Chairs with casters

If you want a chair that can roll around and is easy to move, make sure it has safety casters. The safety casters make the chair stay in place when you get up from it.

Active seating

Do yourself a favor, change position now and then instead of sitting or standing all day. A sit/stand support doesn’t have any back-support or armrests. It allows for a flexible work position at both desks and high tables. You get a more open posture – good for your circulation and core muscles, and awesome for both body and mind.

Managing the essentials

Cables. We need them, but we don’t want to see them. They’re easy to trip on, and it can be hard to know which one goes where. A cable management solution helps you to organize and hide the cables. It also makes your workstation look less cluttered and cleaning a whole lot easier. There are a several different cable management systems to choose from, see which one that suits you best.

Digital help that works in real life

There are a number of technological aids that can make your working life easier. With NFC (Near Field Communication) you can lock away your things with a card key instead of a regular key. There are also apps that you can use to control some desks. The apps can remind you to move around now and then, so you get a healthier workday. Or automatically set your favorite height if you share a height-adjustable desk with someone else.

Reduce noise pollution

Your ears should feel just as comfortable at work as your back, neck and shoulders. What someone thinks is calming background sound, can be noise to someone else. With soft-closing doors and drawers you can reduce noise pollution. You can also use fabrics, cushions and rugs to dampen sounds, soften echoes and give the office a homier feeling.

Feel at home at work

Apart from having flexible furniture, there are other things you can do to make magic happen at work. Decorate with plants that improve the air quality. Let daylight in – without causing glare. Make sure there’s access to hot drinks and cold water. But above all, challenge truths, try new things and ask for help if you need it. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable at work.

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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


What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of 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. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.

Desk, white55 1/8x23 5/8 "

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