Mid-Century Desks with a Bar

Back when I didn't know my white whale was a Kai Kristiansen Model 54 desk, in my search to find it I would come across similar mid-century modern desks that have a bar in them. All amazing looking, just (in my mind) slightly less amazing looking as the Model 54 desk.

Maybe it's because I'm an Austin copywriter by day that I put such high value on a good looking desk, but I'm in love with this style of mid-century desk.

I like to think that great creativity has come from behind these desks, and that having a bottle at arms reach helped celebrate a new client win (or unstick some serious writer's block). Plus, they're a wonderful mix of form and function, essentially being two pieces of furniture for the price of one.

There's something about a desk that looks best when it's not pushed up against a wall, one that's a centerpiece to the room, with shelves to hold your favorite novels or nick-nacks.

What I'm saying is, if you want to impress your writer friends and your mid-century modern furniture friends, any mid-century desk with a bar in it will do it. (Although I'm still holding out for the Kai Kristiansen Model 54.)


  1. Ahhhhhh thank you for alerting me to this desk! Now if I could only find a way to search for boomerang/kidney desks reliably....

  2. The first desk you are mentioning is a gunnar Nielsen Tibergaard (Denmark) and is in my opinion even more beautiful than the model 54. If anyone is interested in having this extremely rare item i might be of help.

    1. Hello Mary,

      I am very interested in the GNT desk. How can I contact you contact ? Thank you