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writing desk

1980

Gaffuri

 

The desk is characterized by the presence of a writing top that ends in an openable container cylinder. Below the top are drawers. The furniture contrasts the lightness of the metal base with the sculptural work surface: if in the first the linear and rigorous structure is interspersed with large areas of emptiness, the upper part is characterized by a composition of solid forms that break the geometric matrix. This contrast is also evident in the use of materials, the black metal for the base, and the natural rosewood for the furniture, with a veneered maple top with a symmetrical design. The model will be the reference for many subsequent projects, even for different typologies of furniture, such as some chest of drawers . The desk measures 130 cm long by 80 cm deep and 72 cm high.