Not one to recommend knock offs over the original but sometimes saving some dough makes it worth it. I love the Nelson Swag Leg Desk (1958) designed by George Nelson. It is the perfect size for a small apartment or condo. Making a statement without taking up a lot of room.Not to mention that there are a suite of products that incorporate the iconic swag leg from dining tables to the chair shown above. The cost of the desk, $1849...not bad for a modern classic.
CB2 Swoop Desk Ligne Roset Ursuline Desk
So, how about the CB2 swoop desk as a cheaper alternative, a steal at $300. Now I must say that I would make some tweaks. While I dig the walnut top, I am not a fan of the white drawers and legs. The look appears cheap, so I would stain the drawers and paint the legs a deep brown. The result will be much more high-end looking. Why such a change? Check out the Ursuline desk from Ligne Roset, $2360. The walnut top and cross-shaped satin brown steel base option looks much more refined and less like a knock off.