About the Designer
"I can't remember a time when design wasn't a major influence in my life. Nature is my greatest inspiration. I began sketching before learning math and reciting the alphabet. When I was about 8 years old, my mother designed halter dresses that we would bring to craft shows, and I was allowed the opportunity of designing handbags and jewelry to enhance the outfits. My first sale was very precious. Being compensated as a designer was and continues to be a delight. Whenever I experience something that our firm designed being worn or living in a client's home, the thrill never lessens. Modeling was never on my radar. I wanted to be the client! My fashion career exposed me to the globe and some of the most talented people in the world. Vera Wang was responsible for me working at Vogue; Scavullo photographed my Cosmopolitan cover, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Avedon---all taught me so much. Fendi, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were all companies that I worked for. My greatest mentors in life and fashion include my Mother, Barbara, who has exquisite taste, my Father, John who taught me the economics of fashion and economic realities of retail. It can be ugly, when people aren't honest... Jule Campbell from Sports Illustrated and Elizabeth Taylor continue to be true blessings in my life. Elizabeth took me by the hand and demanded that I express myself in a bolder, more powerful way. 'Beige is not the inner you. People will take you seriously even when you're designing something wonderful, feminine and sexy. You can also wear it! I miss and treasure Elizabeth every day,' " explained Kathy Ireland about her passion for design that launched, kathy ireland® Worldwide. Kathy Ireland, is CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), a design and marketing firm. Forbes Magazine reports kiWW® as a "2 billion dollar business model". License Global Magazine names kiWW® the 25th most powerfully licensed brand, globally. kiWW® offers designs in Fashion, Weddings, Home, Office and More... According to Fairchild Publications, the “supermodel turned supermogul” is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
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|Desk Type: Computer desk||Top Material: Manufactured Wood|
|Base Material: Manufactured Wood||Design: Rectangular desk|
|Distressed: Yes||Keyboard Tray: Yes|
|Height Adjustable: No||Drawers Included: Yes|
|Number of Drawer Pedestals: 1||Drawer Pedestal Included: Yes|
|Exterior Shelving: Yes||Cabinets Included: No|
|Ergonomic Design: No||Handedness: Both left and right|
|Chair Included: No||Legs Included: No|
|Casters Included: No||Hutch Included: No|
|Treadmill Included: No||Cork Back Panel: No|
|Modesty Panel: Yes||CPU Storage: Yes|
|Built In Outlet: Yes||Built In Surge Protector: No|
|Light Included: No||Finished Back: Yes|
|Modular: No||Application: Home office|
|Country of Manufacture: Mexico||Solid Wood Construction: No|
Kathy Ireland's home office was the family kitchen table until she partnered with Martin Furniture. They invite you to experience the extraordinary furnishings in these two exciting categories. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture is a wonderful resource for today's families who don't have lots of time when they shop and are overwhelmed by choices. They've made the selection process easier by delivering products to you that offer unique value, fashion and function. Every mom is the CEO of her busy family, so, some of the key features that will be found throughout the offering include extra wide keyboard trays, special power management centers, pull out task lighting, dictation trays, hidden storage and instant organization. These items make daily projects easier for families.
Martin Furniture is a great producer of home office, wall systems and home theater furniture. This company was founded in San Diego by Gil Martin in 1980. Gil and his extraordinary team are committed to excellence.
Have every confidence that Martin Furniture is a world-class maker. They are humbled by the support that their brand has received from women and their families. KI Home has been nominated for Designer of the Year, received Best of Market honors in furniture and earned the legendary Good Housekeeping Seal for consumer excellence. Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture will have over 165 products.
Kathy Ireland is the Chief Designer of all of the Martin Furniture products, and she considers it a privilege to work every day and receive powerful input from their multitalented teams. Their design teams collaborate with to develop unique concepts and trends, which become products for you. But, at the end of the day, Kathy is the editor.
The Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture program was designed to be eclectic and fun so families can place home office, wall systems and home theater furniture in their home with confidence.
When you choose Kathy Ireland Home by Martin Furniture products for your family, you haven't simply purchased furniture. You've made an investment for years to come.
Suzanne from Clarksville, TN – Verified Buyer
This desk is replacing a computer armoire. I love the way it looks in the room. The desk top as plenty of room for my computer and printer. The drawers hold a lot and the file drawer has plenty of room for files and other storage. It is nice to have the computer tower in its own space. The small shelf under the computer where the picture shows books, I used two small woven black baskets to use as extra storage for things I don't use very often to free up even more space in the drawers. Delivery was just 10 days from CA to TN. Comes assembled! NIce quality furniutre that should last a long time. Has a variety of matching pieces. Very hard to plug into the cord management box that is on the keyboard tray. My husband had to lay on his side where the tower is shown to be able to see where to plug each item in such as monior, printer,etc.
Saralee from Lynden, WA – Verified Buyer
This is a beautiful piece of furniture. Very heavy and well made! I would give it 5 stars but both my husband and I find one major problem with this desk. The CPU space and the electrical bank should have been put on the far left side so a person can sit in the middle of the desk. Both of us now straddle the partition to sit in the middle of our work space. Wish this had been better thought out. Other than that this is a quality piece of furniture and has made our office space very inviting! Wayfair is a great company to work with and was very helpful and courteous!
Really nice and well-built desk
Portfolio Man from Dutchess County, NY – Verified Buyer
We bought this for our teenaged daughter's bedroom. It very nicely houses her computer and leaves plenty of desktop real estate for her to do her homework, etc. The desk was pretty easy to assemble, and it's construction is high quality--no particle board or other shortcuts taken here. The desk looks nice in her room, and our daughter often mentions how much she likes it. Recommended!
Eileen from McKinney, TX – Verified Buyer
It's very classy looking and goes well with any décor. Pros: I love the style and the fact that there is a place for my computer. I prefer a desktop computer to a laptop. Cons: The plugins just above the keyboard tray and under the desk are convenient, but they get in the way of my mouse action. I have to be sure and stay on the left side of the keyboard tray, which always isn't convenient.
Value and Quality
Daniel from Castro Valley, CA
Very Happy with this desk. I purchased about 10 months ago based on price and reviews. Initial impressions upon opening the carton were very positive. The desk is heavy and durable and well-made. After 10 months of daily use, I could not be more pleased with this desk.
well made and very attractive
angela from swartz creek, MI – Verified Buyer
i was very happy to when i first seen this desk on Wayfairofffice. i had been looking for a desk to match the kathy ireland bedroom suite that i purchased a year ago. i was unsucsessful until i found this site. it is well constructed and looks beautiful in my spare bedroom/office. the cubby hole for the computer tower was not needed since i have and all-in-one computer, so i put my shredder in instead and it's a perfect fit!. this desk is the perfect size for a small office and there's plenty of room for my ex hard drive, phone, printer etc... and i love the shelf underneath for exrta storage.
Came chipped at several places
Pratibha from edison, NJ – Verified Buyer
Too costly . Wood was chipped at several places. Returning such a big product would have been a hassle so living with it. Looks nice and sturdy if you can avoid looking at the chipped areas of a $850 desk.