FortyA Desking System

FortyA desking configuration with tall desk end tower storage units and desk-height cupboards

In today’s world, striving to minimise our impact on the environment by reducing material usage often means ‘less-is-more’ and our FORTY range of desking is no exception.  We named it FORTY because the leg frame is of minimalist 40mm thick metal tubing, and ‘A’ because the profile resembles the letter A.  It’s an elegant, versatile, robust and very economical desking system offering a range of worktop sizes in single workstation or bench-style formats using shared framework.

From the same range but with different styled leg and frame profiles you might wish to also view the FortyO and Forty4.

Rectangular Desks

An Octopus FortyA bench desk with 4 positions in white with lime green perspex desk divider screens
Octopus FortyA single desk with lime green plexiglass modesty panel

Rectangular workstations are available as single desk units or bench-style clusters with shared legs and framework. By sharing framework, considerable cost savings are achieved due to the reduction of  legs and other metal components.  Bench units can be created to any size and number of desk positions, the only restriction being practicality, and the greater size the higher the per-unit cost saving.  Single desks and Benches can be made up of any combination of the following worktop/desk top standard sizes:

Height: 74cm
Depth:  70cm and 80cm
Width:  120cm, 140cm, 160cm and 180cm

Should you have a specific need that is not catered for from our standard range,  bespoke and semi bespoke sizes and designs are available upon request.

Crescent Desks

Octopus FortyA crescent shaped corner desks with large suspended worktop returnsCrescent desks (or corner desks) are available as stand-alone workstations with the return edge positioned either on the left or the right-hand side. The return edge can be extended to a 2m length with the addition of a suspended return. Combinations of left and right-handed crescent desks can be placed together to create a variety of different shaped clusters. Available sizes as follows:

Height: 74cm
Width: 140cm, 160cm and 180cm
Depth: 120cm (can be extended to 200cm with suspended return)

Cable Management

Hot-Desking and regular desk users need easily accessible power and data outlets at desktop level to plug in their laptops, phones and other mobile devices.  Most desks also have PCs and other devices with multiple cables running from the floor.

Nova Rectangular cable access trap in desk worktop in closed position Nova rectangular cable aperture hinged lid shown in open position with power and data connection block belowWe have an elegant, functional and low cost solution to address both of  these issues.  The desk top is fitted with a rectangular hatch with a hinged metal lid (shown left), through which cables can be routed via a cable tray or duct or directly to the floor if preferred.  For regular access, a power block can be seated within the cable tray directly beneath the hatch, giving users a quick and easy solution for powering their mobile devices.  The hinged topped hatch is seen here in its open and closed positions. Cables can pass through a groove in the lid even when it is closed. If the hatch is not required, we can supply the desks with a simple scallop-shaped recess in the rear edge of the worktop which is sufficiently large to pass plugs and cables. Of course, it can be supplied without either if no cable management is required.

Straight desk worktop with no aperturesDesktop without cable management
Desk worktop with scallop shaped cable recess cut into the rear edge Desktop with Scallop shaped recess
Desk top with rectangular cable trap with hinged metal coverDesktop with Hinged Rectangular Hatch

Desk Screens and Modesty Panels

FortyA Metal Framed Screen
Forty A Fabric Screen
Forty A Plexiglass Screen
FortyA Recycled PET Screen
FortyA Acoustic Screen


A range fabric and plexiglass screens varying sizes and heights provide privacy and colour.


Desk Shapes & Configurations

A-Frame single office desk Single Straight Desk


A frame twin bench desks in a line Inline Straight Bench


Twin back to back bench style desk with A-frame legs Twin Bench


Multi-position bench desk with A frame legs Multi-Position Bench


Corner Crescent shaped desk with A-frame style metal legs Crescent  Corner Desk


Standard MFC Worktop Finishes

MFC Whitened Oak Desk Finish Swatch Whitened Oak


MFC Amber Oak Desk Finish SwatchAmber Oak


MFC Sand Ash Desk Finish SwatchSand Ash


MFC White with Amber Oak edging Desk Finish SwatchWhite with Oak Edge


MFC White Finish SwatchWhite


MFC Walnut Desk Finish SwatchWalnut


MFC Grey Wood Desk Finish SwatchGrey Wood


Pearl Grey


MFC Cubanit Grey Desk Finish SwatchCubanit Grey


Dark Grey




Metal Frame and Leg Colours



Dark Grey






© Octopus Interiors 2023