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200 Lexington Ave, #509
New York City, NY 10016
United States
$ 5,975

BBPR for Olivetti 1960 Green Modernist Desk with Black Accents and Side Bureau

Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Enameled Metal, Enameled Steel, Molded Plywood, Felt, Plastic
W. 98.4 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 30.3 in;
W. 249.94 cm; H. 80.01 cm; D. 76.96 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use
Creation Date 1960
Description Italian Mid-Century Modern complete desk, by Olivetti, designed by Studio BBPR: Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1901-1969) Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976) Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004) Gian Luigi Banfi (1910-1945) enameled metal desk "Spazio" designed by Olivetti. This 1960 design with its synthesis of styles and materials anticipated post-modernism by over 20 years and won in 1962 the Compasso d'Oro, industrial design award originated in Italy in 1954 from an idea of Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli.
This one is particularly rare as it has its coordinated detachable side bureau and its adjustable desk spotlight. The main desk enameled in light lime green has 3 side drawers, the side one has 8 small sliding drawers. The writing surfaces are protected by a clear glass that has preserved the green felt. Considering the age, the condition is excellent, only 2 corners show signs of wear due to the attachment of the desk lamp. This design has also been exhibited at the Moma in New York. A very interesting functional collector piece.
Stamped: Olivetti Arredamenti Metallici "Spazio".
Measures: Larger desk only 62.75 in W x 31.5 in D x 30.75in H
Smaller desk only 37.25 in W x16.75 in D x 26.5 in H.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 793PB
Incollect Reference Number 376164
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