Desk Systems


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    Payback consists of both desk and storage options, making it an all-in-one casegood solution that works hard in any setting.


    One Aesthetic
    Features + Benefits
    Integrated Power + Cable Management
    Our Commitment



    Flexible in Every Setting

    Payback private desk is the all-in-one solution that works hard in any professional setting. Furnish a meeting room, private office or entire workplace to fit your needs while maintaining consistency throughout. With thoughtful features and timeless design, Payback offers an unmatched return on investment.

    One Aesthetic

    One Aesthetic

    One Aesthetic for All Spaces

    Continue a consistent aesthetic throughout the workplace,from private enclaves for focused, independent work to group workspaces. When paired with FlexFrame workwall, Payback offers an integrated solution to support real-time collaboration and HD videoconferencing.

    From conference rooms to private offices, Payback is perfectly scaled to support a range of classic and executive spaces. Mix and match components to create a personalized yet consistent aesthetic for group collaboration or customer interaction.




    Payback works hard in a variety of environments, including open work spaces and reception areas. Ideal for small businesses, Payback’s broad selection of assembled and modular components can be configured and reconfigured all while maintaining a small footprint.

    Payback offers a substantial combination of modular components and integrated power for today’s office. The vertical workwall provides open and closed storage options, freeing the top surface for work and collaboration.

    Features + Benefits

    Features + Benefits

    Features + Benefits

    • Broad range of assembled laminate components.
    • Integrated power and data in desks and tables.
    • Most components ship assembled.
    • Outfit private offices, open plan, conference rooms, reception areas, and more

    Integrated Power + Cable Management

    Integrated Power + Cable Management

    Integrated Power

    Workers can plug digital devices in through Payback’s integrated tabletop power and data outlets.

    Cable Management

    Power is easily accessed through the rectangular table base.

    Our Commitment

    Our Commitment

    Setting the Industry Standard

    Behind every wood solution are both the commitment to understanding how people work and the commitment to developing responsible methods of craftsmanship — setting the industry standard.

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    Steelcase Wood Solutions

    Steelcase has been building wood furniture for nearly 100 years. Learn more about what role wood plays in our products, our sustainability practices and get inspired by our 150+ veneer and laminate finish options.



    Life Cycle
    LEED Contribution



    Designing for Sustainability

    We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

    10 %

    Up to


    85 %

    Up to

    recycled content

    Life Cycle

    Life Cycle


    Up to 10% recyclable
    Contains up to 85% recycled content

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    LEED Contribution

    LEED Contribution

    Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.

    Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

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    Payback LEED Contribution

    • Recycled content
    • Regional materials
    • Daylight and views
    • Sustainable purchasing



    Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. Payback has achieved the following certifications:

    SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified


    ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

    Level 3

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    Standard + Optional Features
    Global Availability

    Standard + Optional Features

    Standard + Optional Features


    • Broad range of assembled laminate components.
    • Most components ship assembled.
    • Outfit private offices, open plan, conference rooms, reception areas, and more.


    Desks + Returns

    • Desks
    • Desk Shells
    • Returns
    • Bridges
    • Ext. Corner Desk Shells
    • Corner Desk Shells
    • Notched Desk Shells
    • Runoff Worksurfaces
    • Reception Desk + Return
    • Reception Galleries
    • Slatwall Screens

    Freestanding Storage

    • Mobile Pedestals
    • Lateral Files
    • Storage Cabinets
    • Storage & Wardrobe Cabinets
    • Bookcases
    • Quarter-Round Bookcases
    • Quarter Bookcases


    • Credenzas w/ Pedestals
    • Credenzas w/ Single Pedestals
    • Credenzas w/ Lateral File
    • Credenzas w/ Lateral File & Cabinet
    • Under-Worksurface Pedestals
    • Under-Worksurface Lat. Files
    • Buffet Credenzas

    Upper Storage

    • Overhead Storage Cabinets
    • Organizer Overheads
    • Wall Mounted Storage Cabinets
    • Stacking Bookcase
    • Tackboards
    • Desktop Organizers

    Conference Components

    • Round Tables
    • Square Tables
    • Rectangular Tables
    • Conference Tables
    • Rectangular Table Base


    • Classic and executive trim options (worksurface thickness, edge profile, and pull).
    • Modular, non-handed components.
    • Integrated power and data in desks and tables.
    • Laminate or aluminum acrylic doors.
    • Storage heights at 64″H and 701/2″H.
    • Conference tables up to 168″W.

    Surface Materials


    • Arctic White
    • Clear Maple
    • Acacia
    • Clear Oak
    • Natural Cherry Version 2
    • Clear Walnut
    • Graphite Walnut
    • Chocolate Walnut

    Glass Skins

    • Ice White


    • Polar Alloy
    • Silver Alloy
    • Malt
    • Brisa Cream
    • Meadow
    • Charcoal
    • Acadia Iron
    • Graphite
    • Bo Peep
    • Black

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    Global Availability

    Global Availability

    This product is available in the following regions:

    • Central America
    • South America
    • North America
    • Middle East
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