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S 285/2 Writing desk

By Thonet


  • Description

    An Unsurpassed Piece of Modern Design

    This tubular steel desk is a successful example of the Bauhaus' programmatic claim of combining art and technology into a formal unit. The tabletop and storage elements made of varnished or stained wood harmonically fit in with the tubular steel design. The supporting frame consists of a single line; the wooden elements seem to float in it. The simple piece of furniture, which is formally balanced in its proportions, represents an expressive piece of contemporary history known as "The New Objectivity." We produce various versions of this model.

  • Technical Info

    Measurements: W: 122 x D: 76 x H: 73 cm

    Materials: Frame chrome-plated tubular steel, body in stained oak and ash, ash open pore lacquer or body lacquered in various colors. Drawers lockable with central lock. Also available as a version with open shelf compartments or in a "Pure Materials" version with oiled walnut veneer.

  • Designer
    Marcel Breuer

    Protégé of Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer embodied many of the School's distinctive concepts and was and one of the School's most famous students. He returned shortly thereafter to teach carpentry from 1925 to 1928, and during this time designed his tubular-steel furniture collection: functional, simple and distinctly modern. His attention drifted towards architecture, and after practicing privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Gropius. Breuer was also honored as the first architect to be the sole artist of an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    • Ash
    • Black lacquered
    • Oiled walnut
    • White lacquered

  • Delivery

    10-11 weeks
    Made to order item

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