Computer setups are extremely widely varied these days. Some people prefer to work on their laptops or iPads, while others prefer to work on a larger screen while bathed in the light of their beautiful desk lamp. Increasingly popular is the setup that involves plugging in a laptop into a larger screen. Others still prefer to work in a dual-monitor setup. No matter which larger screen setup you prefer, there is often reason to use a monitor stand that not only serves as a platform for bringing your monitor or dual-monitor setup to eye-level, but also serve as a gorgeous piece of furniture on top of your desk or table.
Of-course, not every monitor stand is made equal. Some are made of aluminum designed precisely to match your shiny new iMac or iMac pro, others are made of gorgeous carved wood producing absolutely stunning wood monitor stands that exude a minimalistic aesthetic. So no matter whether you prefer a wood monitor stand, an aluminum one, a white one, a black one, or one that still looks good provides some additional functionality like extra USB ports, we’ve scoured the Internet to find the most beautiful and gorgeously designed monitor stands the world has to offer.
1. Grovemade – Walnut Monitor Stand
Grovemade has made quite a name for itself over the course of its existance in the field of producing absolutely stunning and high quality products made of wood. This walnut monitor stand is no exception and provides for one of the best looking platforms that your computer monitor will ever stand on. I decided to put this stand from Grovemade at the top of the list because I honestly don’t think any other wooden stand I was able to find can come to the same level of graceful ergonomic boost as this stand.
Made from premium American black walnut, this stand is capable of supporting up to 200 lbs in weight ensuring that you can put almost any sized monitor on it. It’s minimal footprint also provides ample space below to slide your keyboard or other computer accessories underneath it, neatly providing additional space on your desk.
- Made from American walnut wood
- Compatible with all monitors
- 3.5″ inches of storage clearance below
- Hand-sanded and finished with vegetable-based oil
- Brand: Grovemade
- Model: Walnut Monitor Stand
- Height: 4.2″
- Width: 9″
- Length: 21″
I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the look of glass monitor stands. As a result, I really love the way this riser from Hemudu looks. It’s ultra-sleek and uses a unique design feature of rounded corners and minor inset on the front make for a very unique look. That and the industrial-looking screw-like legs make for a very sexy looking glass stand. Made from heavy-duty 1/4 inch thick tempered glass, the stand has a maximum weight capacity of 88lbs, ensuring that it can house even the heaviest of monitor stands or computers. As an added bonus, the aluminum feet are adjustable providing for some flexibility as far as the overall height of the stand.
- Five times stronger than regular glass surface.
- Adjustable height aluminum feet, between 3.5 and 4.9 inches.
- Super easy to clean.
- Brand: Hemudu
- Model: Clear Tempered Glass Computer Monitor Riser
- Fully assembled size: 15″ x 9.5″ x 3.4″
3. Vaydeer USB 3.0 Aluminum Monitor Stand
If you’re looking for a sleek monitor stand that still provides some measure of minimalistic design cues but also expands your functionality, the Vaydeer USB 3.0 aluminum monitor stand might be one of your best options. And with the ability to support up to 66 lbs of weight, there’s really no downside to this monitor riser. Aside from that, this stand is available in a few different versions including one with an integrated wireless charging pad, a dual monitor version that has 8 USB 3.0 ports, and a Silver version that also comes with a wireless charging pad.
- Supports up to 66 lbs
- Available in a dual monitor size
- Available in a mini size
- Brand: Vaydeer
- Model: USB 3.0 Aluminum Monitor Stand
4. VAYDEER – 2 Tiers Aluminum Monitor Computer Stand Riser
If you’re looking for a stealthy, aluminum monitor stand with two levels of storage that still looks sleek and doesn’t compromise on strength or minimalism, this Vaydeer monitor stand is a good choice. First, it’s strong enough to support monitors up to 44lbs and is perfect for an iMac of any size. Additionally, the ergonomic design is a standout and raises the monitor a sizeable 5.11 inches off the ground. Did I mention that it’s ultra-lightweight at only 6.37 lbs and comes with anti-slip pads on each corner that keep the stand in place and keep your desk from being scratched? Well, now you know about those features also.
- Available in 2 sizes
- Supports up to 44 lbs.
- Made from a premium aluminum alloy
- Brand: Vaydeer
- Model: 2 Tiers Aluminum Monitor Computer Stand
5. TwelveSouth – HiRise Pro Mac Monitor Stand
This height adjustable monitor stand from TwelveSouth has been designed specifically for iMacs, iMac Pros, Apple Cinema Displays, Apple Thunderbolt Displays and certain LG displays. It’s an extremely compact stand that doubles as a beautiful storage device for hiding your wallet, AirPods, hard-drives or USB hubs. The stand is made entirely unique through it’s metal grill door that opens downwards allowing you access to the storage shelving inside. What’s even more impressive is that the vented grille door is double-sided. This means that one side of the door matches the body of the stand (a gun metal finish), while the other side has a beautiful walnut inlay. The grille is held in place with powerful small magnets which allows you to switch the outside door from gunmetal to walnut to complement the look of your workspace.
- Internal storage for hard drives, hubs, excess cables, etc.
- Includes double-sided gunmetal / walnut door
- Padded leather valet for items like iPhone, keys, etc.
- Brand: TwelveSouth
- Model: HiRise Pro
- Display Height: 6: 7.65 inches
6. MindReader – Metal Mesh Monitor Stand
Some people prefer metal mesh monitor stands that still provide a high level of stability while allowing for a more airy look and feel. Currently available in six mostly pastel colours, this metal mesh monitor stand has a nice modern design while providing storage room for a keyboard or other accessories below. The additional side compartments allow for storage of various office supplies such as pens and other gadgets.
- Metal mesh construction
- Comes with a metal mesh drawer
- Brand: Mind Reader
- Model: Metal Mesh Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 5.6″ x 11.5″ x 20″
7. SONGMICS – Bamboo Monitor Riser Stand
For anyone that wants an immaculate desk-top surface while they work, and really likes the look and feel of wooden monitor stands, this bamboo monitor riser from SongMics is maybe the perfect stand. Made from eco-friendly and sturdy bamboo board, it’s weight capacity is an impressive 80 lbs. But the real feature of this monitor stand is the numerous desk organizer functions it contains within. Totalling seven storage notches, it provides the perfect indents for storing your phone(s), pens, paperclips, and other small accessories. The pièce de résistance of-course is the built-in cup holder. Beautifully made, polished, and functional… that’s what minimalism is all about.
- Made of bamboo board
- Holding slots for cell phone, cup, papers, stapler, clips, pens, and more.
- Polished smoothly with rounded corners and countersunk screws.
- Brand: Songmics
- Model: Bamboo Monitor Riser Stand
- Dimensions: 23″ x 12″ x 3.3″
8. FITUEYES – Dual Monitor Riser Stand
This dual monitor stand/riser from FITUEYES allows you to win back valuable desk space while providing for a maximum amount of storage space in a nicely designed package. Designed to be reliable, and elevate your monitors to a comfortable ergonomic height, this glass and steel dual monitor stand is height-adjustable. The stand, crafted out of tempered glass is capable of supporting up to a colossal 110 lbs in weight accommodating the majority of computer monitors on the market.
- Solid steel footing
- Made of steel and tempered glass
- Weight capacity is 110 lbs.
- Brand: VIVO
- Model: Black Wood 39 inch Wide Extra Long Desktop Standk
- Dimensions: 39″ x 10″ x 4.125″
9. Honaz Acrylic Monitor Stand
I almost didn’t include this monitor stand on this list. That’s because fairly plain. Nevertheless, this acrylic monitor stand is made from a see-through acrylic and is a minimalist’s dream. It’s simple, it’s heavy-duty, and the one-piece construction resists cracks and damage. Oh it’s also super light. With 3.5″ of vertical space available to slide your keyboard, mouse or any other desk clutter, it will also double as a desk organization tool.
- Made of see-through acrylic
- Beautifully polished rounded edges
- Brand: Orren Ellis
- Model: Honaz Acrylic Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 3.5″ x 15″ x 7.5″
10. Samdi Universal Desktop Computer Wooden Stand
I really can’t tell you much about this particular wooden monitor stand, other than it’s made by Hong Company Samdi, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s also made in a gorgeous Black Walnut finish that’s varnished and full-mart polished. As with a lot of these monitor stands it provides for a nice space underneath your monitor or computer to store your keyboard or other accessories. The nice thing about this stand is that its quite affordable and can easily fill in for a gorgeous printer stand, laptop riser or even just a very nice looking desk shelf.
- Made of Walnut wood
- Varnished and polished
- Designed to support up to a 27″ iMac.
- Brand: Samdi
- Model: Walnut Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 33cm x 9.5 cm x 23cm
11. AboveTEK Acrylic Monitor Stand
There’s just something about the clear acrylic look and feel that makes for a very fancy monitor stand at a very affordable price. The real advantage of acrylic decor however is that it can really fit into almost any design choices you’ve already made for your desk, table, office or home-office space. Designed to support monitors and computers weighing up to 50 lbs, this monitor stand from AboveTek can support the largest iMacs and monitors available on the market. (Just don’t go crazy putting some giant 60 inch TV on this). Don’t miss out on this elegant and practical monitor riser made of a highly polished and rounded acrylic material.
- Made of half-inch thick acrylic
- Raise your monitor about 3.5 inches off your desk
- Minimize desk clutter
- Brand: AboveTEK
- Model: Premium Acrylic Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 20.4″ x 8″ x 3.5″
12. Eutuxia – Type S Black Tempered Glass Monitor Stand
And now we return to the land of gorgeous tempered black glass that this monitor stand is made out of. Despite the glass being only 0.2 inches thick, this gorgeous monitor riser can support monitors up to 32″ in size. With it’s metal legs that are also painted black the Eutuxia Type-S stand will look right at home on any minimalist’s desk.
- Also comes in a mini size!
- Tempered glass & full metal leg construction
- Only weighs 3.9 lbs.
- Brand: Eutuxia
- Model: Type-S Black Tempered Glass Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 21.6″ x 8.2″ x 3.3″
13. Inbox Zero – Bamboo Wood Monitor Stand
It’s entirely possible that if you’re on the hunt for a wooden monitor stand that has a more rustic, and antique look but still adheres to the principles of minimalism, you’ve probably got something to look at in this beautiful wooden monitor stand from Inbox Zero. At home in a fancy office, but also exuding a farmhouse chic look and feel, this wooden monitor riser is made of quality bamboo and metal screws. It also includes 2 convenient drawers for storage purposes and still leaves plenty of room below for you to slip your computer keyboard under the stand. Additionally it has a handy tablet or phone stand embedded in the top along with grooves for your pens and a simple cable management system.
- Wooden stand
- Includes two drawers for storage along with an additional open storage spot
- Brand: Inbox Zero
- Model: Bamboo Wood Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 22″ x 9.4″ x 5.5″
14. Oakywood – Wooden Monitor Stand
The angular nature of this stunningly simple and minimalist wooden monitor stand design makes this an instant add to my shopping cart. Available in two beautiful finishes: walnut and oak, the Wooden monitor stand looks like something that would belong on a starship in the year 2481. Made my hand, this monitor riser can raise your screen a solid 3.6 inches off the ground and can hold the heaviest of loads (up to 220 lbs), thus supporting pretty much every monitor and all-in-one computer on the market including the largest 27″ iMacs. Nice touches such as bottom cork protection pads to avoid scratching your desk surface, and finished with ecological oils and waxes are just the cherry on top of a finely crafted piece of desktop decor.
- Handcrafted premium oak or walnut wood
- Natural oil finish
- Can hold up to 220 lbs!
- Brand: Oakywood
- Model: Wooden Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 18″ x 9″ x 3.6″
15. Satechi – Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub
This incredibly minimalistic and space saving monitor stand from Satechi is incredibly clever and while it will work with other monitors and all-in-one computers, its clearly been designed for Apple iMac users. Available in a silver aluminum and space-grey finish to match the colour options that many Apple iMacs and iMac pros are manufactured in, this Satechi monitor stand is a clever 2-in-1 solution to elevate your monitor / computer while adding built in USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C data port, micro/SD car slots and a 3.5mm audio jack. Made with the same type of aluminum finish that your iMac is made of, its sleek and modern design will seamlessly complement your iMac. Can support monitors up to 50 lbs in weight.
- Made with premium aluminum
- Serves as a USB hub with 2 USB 3.0 port and and 1 USB-C port.
- Includes an SD card port.
- Brand: Satechi
- Model: Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub
16. Pezin & Hulin Bamboo Dual Monitor Stand
More and more people are using a dual monitor setup for their everyday office productivity. This stunning dual monitor stand from Pezin & Hulin is available in a gorgeous Bamboo finish. The solid bamboo surface of this monitor riser is neatly coupled with polished wooden legs with non-slip rubber feet. At 36″ inches in length, this monitor stand is designed to easily hold up to two, 30-inch monitors. It can also double as a great TV stand or printer station.
- Can support up to 2 monitors
- 100% Bamboo construction
- Compacts to a shortest length of 23.6″
- Extends to a maximum length of 36″
- Adjustable angles
- Middle panel includes slots for pens, phone, Airpods, Glasses
- Brand: Pezin & Hulin
- Model: Bamboo Dual Monitor Stand
17. Homerays Monitor Stand
If your design sensibility lays more with the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, may I suggest this amazing looking bamboo monitor stand that looks more like the kind of TV stand you would expect to see in Don Draper’s sunken living room. Crafted from solid Bamboo, the V-shaped drawers compliment the overall curved edges of this fine-looking monitor riser. With a gorgeous waterproof surface, and safety foot pads on the angled wooden legs, this mid-century modern monitor stand is one not to be missed.
- Solid-bamboo construction
- V-shaped drawers
- Non-slip rubber feet
- Brand: Homerays
- Model: Monitor Stand
18. Zri Bamboo – Computer Monitor Stand Organizer
Well I certainly won’t be awarding any points to this wooden monitor stand for its ridiculous long-winded and essentially unpronouncable name. So it goes without saying that’s not the reason I’m including it on this list. It simply belongs here because it’s been clearly designed for people that care about what lives below their computer monitors and how it looks, but also for people that are looking for a bit of colour in their office / work at home life. Oh sure, it’s available in a more traditional wooden finish, but this green white combination is just utterly beautiful.
- Two drawers for extra storage
- Available in three colour finishes
- Mid-century modern retro look
- Brand: Zri Bamboo
- Model: Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 22.05″ x 10.6″ x 4.7″
19. Allsop – Metal Art Ergo 3 Adjustable Monitor Stand
Some people like to have their monitors raised a lot higher than the average person. That’s wher ethe Metal Art Ergo 3 from Allsop comes into play. Offering three height levels of 6, 7, and 8 inches, this adjustable monitor stand is made from durable metal with a powder-coated finish. From an aesthetic point of view, it’s a nice mix of aesthetic minimalism and function. The perforated surface which wraps around nicely each side of the stand allows for additional airflow to help keep your monitor or laptop or other electronics nice and cool.
- 3 adjustable height levels
- 35 lbs capacity
- Vented platform allows surface for passive airflow.
- Brand: Allsop
- Model: Ergo 3
- Dimensions: 6/7/8″ x 15″ x 10″
20. Grovemade – Walnut Desk Shelf
I simply couldn’t miss this other fantastic product from Grovemade. Designed to elevate a dual monitor setup or a monitor plus tablet or laptop, this finely made desk shelf provides a very nice ergonomic lift and ample space for up to two screens. Made from 15 ply premium walnut plywood and and natural cork, it’s been hand stained with Japanese calligraphy ink. In addition to looking absolutely gorgeous, this dual-monitor stand includes an integrated and padded shelf for storing your tablet or laptop. Covered in fine merino wool felt for cushioning you can trust it with your most precious digital tools.
- Made of 15 ply premium plywood
- Can support up to 50 lbs.
- Integrated shelf can fit up to a 12.9″ iPad Pro or 13″ Macbook pro and all smaller devices.
- Brand: Grovemade
- Model: Walnut Desk Shelf
21. OROPY Wood Monitor Stand Riser
Finally, a wooden stand that crosses the line between rustic charm and minimalist design. This riser positions your monitor at just the right height to avoid developing a pronounced hunch, and it gives you extra desk storage to boot. It’s going to fit in perfectly if the rest of your workstation is decidedly simple. And, should you need a little more organization, there are additional organization pieces available with the same great look.
- 5.5-inch height
- 30 lbs. load capacity
- Open back for cord pass-through
- Brand: OROPY
- Dimensions: 16.3″ x 9.4″ x 6.3″
- Weight: 7 lbs.
22. Satechi – Aluminum Universal Unibody Monitor Stand
Clearly designed for the Apple user that wants to elevate their iMac, iMac Pro or even Macbook pro off their desk while providing a colour matched solution as far as a minimalist desktop monitor stand goes. Available in silver, space grey and rose gold, this slim and low-profile monitor riser can hold up to 31 lbs of weight. There’s not too many frills to report on here except for the colour matching designed to match the current colours of the Apple Mac lineup along with a nicely formed shape that would feel right at home in the ready room of Jean-Luc Picard.
- Aluminum monitor stand
- Supports up to 31 lbs.
- Space below the stand to fit a keyboard and mouse.
- Brand: Satechi
- Model: Aluminum Universal Unibody Monitor Stand
- Dimensions: 15.6″ x 8.25″ x 1.75″
23. SONGMICS – Bamboo 2 Tier Monitor Stand
The people at SONGMICS should have just called this wooden / bamboo monitor stand the Hoarders Compartment Dream. But seriously, if you want to get a really nicely built monitor stand that doubles as an excellent desk organizer with multiple shelves and storage compartments, you’ve come to your final destination. This is the monitor riser for you! Made of 100% eco-friendly bamboo, the strong double-framed stand can support up to 80 lbs of weight. Additionally, each stand is equipped with a compartment on each side that is adjustable and thus supports up to six different slots using 3 separating boards. Built in grooves at the top of the monitor stand provide additional storage for your desk knick-nacks, Apple watch, etc.
- Made of 100% Bamboo
- Adjustable desktop organizer
- Supports up to 80 lbs of weight.
- Brand: SONGMICS
- Model: Bamboo 2-Tier Monitor Stand Riser
- Dimensions: 24.6″ x 11″ x 6.3″
24. Ergonofis – Desk Shelf Dual Monitor Stand
Made from either solid wood or soft-touch laminate, this beautiful desk-shelf that can be used as a solid two monitor stand is available in a huge variety of finishes including wood, maple, birch, pale grey, ice white, graphite grey, Sahara sand, and deep black. Like all Ergonofis products, this desk shelf is hand-made and sourced from local wood in the Montreal, Canada area. Perfect for two monitors, this extremely attractive monitor stand can support up to a whopping 120 lbs. of weight. The monitors pictured in the photo are 25″, so that gives you a good idea of how well this desk shelf can support your 2 monitor setup. Sleek and modern, and incredibly well crafted, this desk shelf is not to be missed if you want a gorgeous riser to sit on your desk.
- Available in eight different colour finishes
- Supports up to 120 lbs of weight.
- Designed and manufactured in Montreal, Canada.
- Brand: Ergonofis
- Model: Desk Shelf
- Dimensions: 42″ x 10″ x 5″
25. HUANUO – Monitor Stand Riser – Mesh Metal desk Organizer
When I first started to compile this list of minimalist, stylish and functional monitor stands that I thought would belong on here, I definitely didn’t think I’d be including a lot of these desk organizer type stands, especially the wire mesh types, yet here we are. This look and feel has obviously grown on me as I’ve scoured the Internet to find some of the finest monitors risers I think would look and function well on your collective desks. This superb monitor stand is made of a sturdy metal mesh that can support up to 33 lbs of weight. With a tremendous amount of storage space for all of your small office supplies and gadgets, the two large drawers serve as a perfect desk decluttering device.
- Raise your monitor up to 4.1″
- Supports up to 33 lbs of weight.
- Dual stacked drawers with the upper drawer divided into 3 separate compartments
- Brand: HUANUO
- Model: Monitor Stand Riser
- Dimensions: 15.8″ x 11.8″ x 4.1″
26. MobileVision – Bamboo Drawer Monitor Stand
Sometimes the simplest ways are the best ways. That’s what is so nicely personified in this simple Bamboo wooden monitor stand with a large drawer for desk clutter to be neatly buried into. It’s wide enough to hold most monitors while keeping your desk space clear from clutter and loose items. Non slip-feet keep the monitor stand raised slightly off your desk to prevent scratching. The Drawer is large enough to hold a letter sized 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper. But what makes this monitor stand special is that you can buy more than one and stack them on top of each other to provide more storage space a higher ergonomic position.
- Made of Bamboo
- Brand: MobileVision
- Model: Bamboo Large Drawer Monitor Stand