albini desk

albini desk

Design Franco Albini, 1958
Square steel tube, glass
Made in Italy by Knoll

Franco Albini's 1958 floating pedestal desk combines glass, chrome-plated steel and painted wood into a piece of striking clarity and balance. The desk's design demonstrates Albini's commitment to rigorous craftsmanship and elegance built on a minimalist aesthetic, unencumbered by extraneous ornamentation.

As one of the first Europeans commissioned to create furniture for Knoll, Franco Albini is often considered the most important of the Italian ?"Neo-Rationalist" designers. His work signaled a wave of furniture design that successfully combines the new forms of Modernism with a more traditional artisanship.

Drawers available with either ebonized oak or white lacquer with an open shelf in rear for magazines or small books.

48" w | 27.5" h | 26" d

$3,922.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(ebonized oak is a 20 day quick-ship item, please allow 8-12 weeks for all other options to be created and shipped to your location)
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer’s seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.
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