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Desk 2014

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A client, a huge boating fan, requested a unique design and the use of locally sourced materials for his desk.


Inspired by the baroque opulence and dry industrial design, the desk design evolves. A force field between two levels, the desktop and the table base, generates the biomorphic geometry of the whole.


While the tabletop protrudes boldly, the centerpiece appears to be skin-like with sinews stretching under the thin membrane in the edge zone. The white table base evokes a technical feel, whereas the slots are not lacquered and connect the lower part with the desktop, in the natural look of the material.


DIMENSIONS
L x W x H: 225 x 96 x 76cm
Weight: 136kg


The mighty walnut tree this desk was carved from was handpicked in the Lake of Caldaro, Italy area. A multi-layer coating prevents the lacquer from cracking. Shaped with a CNC-milling-machine, but smoothed and planed by hand, a unique patina of traditional craftsmanship is added to the machine made object.


Design:


David Messner I MESSNER Architects

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    A client, a huge boating fan, requested a unique design and the use of locally sourced materials for his desk. Inspired by the baroque opulence and dry industrial design, the desk design evolves. A force field between two levels, the desktop and the table base, generates the biomorphic geometry of the whole. While the tabletop protrudes boldly, the centerpiece appears to be skin-like with sinews stretching under the thin membrane in the edge zone. The white table base evokes a...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work started in 2013
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Interior Design / Custom Furniture
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