Tables, Desks & Lounge Tables

Original Professor's Desk
Poul Kjærholm, 1955

£7,200
Description:

An original Professor's desk from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The tabletop is a continuous piece of plywood made from Oregon pine. A drawer also made from Oregon pine plywood hangs from the underside of the frame. Each outer surface of the wood is stained black. The simple frame of the desk is grey painted steel with rubber mounts.

Poul Kjærholm designed two sizes of desk for the School of Architecture in 1955, one small and one large. The smaller table (140 x 85 x 69 cm) was for students whilst the larger for professors (both desks were made for the school with & without drawers).
Unlike most of Kjærholm's designs, the students' and professor's desks were not assigned model numbers as they were not commercial designs. 
The desks were produced by cabinet maker Rudolf Rasmussen just for the school for which they were designed in 1955 (the same year Kjærholm began teaching at the school).
Therefore, this desk and the few other surviving vintage examples were once a part of the interior of the school until circa 2002/3.

Specifications:
Width: 185 cm
Height: 69 cm
Depth: 85 cm
Materials: Oregon pine plywood top stained black, grey painted steel base, rubber mounts
Date of Design: 1955
Date of Manufacture: Circa 1955
Place of Origin: Denmark
Designer: Poul Kjaerholm
Cabinet Maker: Rud Rasmussen

  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955
  • Original Professor's Desk / Poul Kjærholm, 1955