The desks define a personal work space, allowing the creation of both a domestic work corner within a home, which is also useful for home working, and a personal operating space in a more properly working environment, whether it be an office or a professional studio or more generally in a public or receptive environment.
Often similar to a table, the desk is a piece of furniture that contains several functions and is designed primarily to support activities such as studying, writing, office work and increasingly, with the advent of the computer age, work in front of a computer.