VITRA Compas Direction desk oak natural

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This airy and industrial looking Vitra desk designed in 1953 by Jean Prouvé is particularly good to combine with a variety of chairs. The desk table is made of powder coated steel legs and a natural oak table top.

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VITRA Compas Direction desk oak natural

Vitra Compas Direction Desk Oak.

Jean Prouvé designed different versions of the Compas Direction desk in the 1950s, using the construction principle of his contemporary style. Common feature: the metal base whose tapered shape in reverse V evokes a school compass.

The oiled solid wood top (oak, smoked oak or American walnut) gives it a luxurious and a nice comfortable touch. Due to its compact dimensions, it is a perfectly contemporary desk, where the computer replaces the stacks of old paper.

Oiled hardwood platter - oak - smoked oak - American walnut
Basic sheet steel formed and tube epoxy finish (smooth)
Dimensions: L 125 x D 60 x H 73 cm.

It is not without reason that he received the Grand Prix in 1952 and was also the winner of a race at the University of Nancy. At the age of 80 he also received the Erasmus Prize. Characteristic for this designer is that he sought contemporary solutions for contemporary problems and that he mainly thought in possibilities and not in impossibilities.

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