I run a small business and bought this desk for my office. It is a great looking contemporary style. Mine is black with some small grey flecks-similar to what granite looks like, but lucite. :) It was not simple assembly, but we figured it out without a problem. Box came damaged, but the product was fine. The way it was packaged the underside of my desk was scratched and beat up a little-not worth sending back. I wouldn't let the shipping deter you from getting this product. Designed nicely with plenty of work space.