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desk

1957

Tonelli e Broggi

 

The desk is part of the furniture presented at the second Selettiva del Mobile in 1957. In addition to the desk, a wardrobe, a bed and a chest of drawers were presented. The desk is formally and functionally divided into three parts, asymmetrically: at the sides a chest of drawers and a cabinet with doors, suspended above the ground, and a free central block for the seat. Particular attention to detail is expressed in this furniture: the eight legs have a brass core, whose head remains visible throughout the vertical development, and are covered with two triangular-section wooden elements that taper towards the low, becoming a rectangular section. The legs remain visible on the top, which recedes at the joint. This allows the visibility of the head of the legs and, once again, the contrast between the metal core and the wooden covering.