What’s a Desk Wedge and Why You Need One

The things in your office can help energize your productivity.

A desk wedge refers to the most stylish design for a desk nameplate the modern office has ever seen. Sleek, elegant and often made from natural wood such as walnut, red alder and rosewood, displaying your name, a meaningful quote or inspirational phrase on a desk wedge in your office can say a lot about you.

According to Feng Shui experts, the things you have in your workspace reflect who you are, how your mind works and what motivates you. The state of your workspace gives clues as to what’s really going on instide your head … and your heart. An office desk cluttered with papers and files represents a pre-occupation with some internal chaos. The constant clearing and re-organizing of clutter indicates you may be too distracted to connect with others.

5 Elements of Feng Shui

The Feng Shui philosophy advocates balance. By incorporating and correctly placing things that symbolize the five elements of Feng Shui on your desk and around the office, you can “set the right mood” to achieve your professional goals.

  1. Water – It promotes focus, intelligence and communication. Place a small water feature or fish bowl in the north corner of your workspace. This should facilitate the free-flow of ideas.
  2. Metal – If you are looking to advance your career or close a deal, place something metallic in the western section of the office. Metal signifies professionalism and success. It helps you focus.
  3. Earth – Because earth keeps you grounded and stable, it needs to be in the center of your workspace. It can be as simple as neutral earth toned furniture or a painting of a landscape.
  4. Fire – A symbol of expansion and transformation, red is often used to depict fire. Place a pop of this color in the south section of the room to motivate you to move forward on projects and goals. Fire also conveys illumination, so strive to create the perfect balance of office lighting.
  5. Wood – Position this element in the east where it can direct loyalty, growth and creativity your way.

Here’s an idea for how to nivoke the power of two Feng Shui elements at once. Place a wood desk wedge with a metal name plate on your desk. It will project your professionalism (metal) and promote creativity (wood).


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A personalized desk wedge name plate looks fantastic in an office or a home. Available in two sizes and a variety of woods with different kinds of plate material, each desk wedge is customized with your personalized text and one free logo, photo or clip art. Use our online design tools to create your own look or have our professional graphic designers create a look for you. Once you submit your order, a no obligation quote and free proof is emailed to you within one business day. Typically, your order ships from our warehouse two days after you approve your final design.

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