This classic desk was designed by Franco Albini in 1958 and is manufactured by Knoll using the highest quality materials. Licensed to manufacture this item, Knoll adhere strictly to the designer's original design. It is highly recommended by us as the ultimate in elegant workspaces.
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Pedestal has a rear open shelf for small books & magazines
Oak Wood Pedestal Stained to White
Chromed Square Steel Tube Frame
12mm Clear Plate Glass Top
Dimensions: 700H x 1220W x 670Dmm
Available in a standard lead time of 4 - 6 weeks unless otherwise stated
UK Mainland delivery charges as follows: FREE DELIVERY
After graduating with a degree in architecture from Milan Politecnico, Franco Albini straddled the fields of furniture, product design, architecture, urban planning, and interior design. While working under famed Italian designer Gio Ponti, Albini developed an appreciation for combinations of traditional craft techniques and modern forms.
As his career evolved, Albini became an important member of the Italian Neo-Rationalist architecture movement. His portfolio is recognized for remarkably transparent furniture designs, which often feature basic, near-raw materials and make little effort to conceal their internal structure or production processes .
In 1949, Knoll introduced an Albini-designed desk, and two chairs — one with metal legs and one with wooden legs. The simple desk, a representative example of Albini's aesthetic of transparency, is still produced by Knoll today.