Although desks and other types of office furniture have been present in many homes for decades, it was not until home computers became popular that the furniture became the backbone of almost every family in the United States. I remember growing up in my 70 s and having a small student desk for homework. Great work! But today, it\'s hard for you to have enough space on one of them to do anything. Your laptop might fit into it, but that\'s all. With the proliferation of computer use in the home and more office furniture used in the home, it is not surprising that the number of companies making office furniture has also experienced a similar surge.