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Ernest Igl for Wilhelm Werndl Directors Writing Desk in Fiberglass

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Ernest Igl for Wilhelm Werndl, Directors writing desk, fiberglass, Germany, 1970s This design truly resembles the ethos of the seventies – a bright and bold era – featuring the commonly used material of that time named fiberglass. Ernest Igl strived for the creation of a desk that focused on functionality combined with an aesthetically pleasing design for daily use. This is discernible in the playful composition of curved lines and round shapes executed in the whole construction. For this outspoken layout the designer used blue for the writing desk and extended drawers, and an off white on the overall frame. The lockable writing surface can be opened and reveals a large storage compartment. A sophisticated storage facility is present here. Taking every stylistic realization into account, this writing desk feels retro, without clashing with contemporary interiors. Ernest Hofmann (1920-2001) – in 1954, he gave himself the artist name ‘Igl’ – was as a multi talent. He, a designer, sculptor, illustrator, and inventor, designed everything from a harvester machine to office appliances, a microscope, and rubber boots. His oeuvre includes an impressive number of products used for all kinds of situations in life. Hofmann, born in Prague in 1920, studied graphic arts in his hometown, in Karlsbad and in Munich, where he and his wife settled. Hofmann firstly worked as an illustrator, graphic artist, and cartoonist for well-known schoolbook publishers. In 1962, they moved to Rosenheim, which marked the beginning of Hofmann’s more design orientated career. Please note that this item is in good, used condition. It shows signs of wear and use common for pieces this age. For further information we kindly ask you to reach out to our design specialists.
  • Creator:
    Wilhelm Werndl (Manufacturer),Ernest Igl (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 32.09 in (81.5 cm)Width: 70.67 in (179.5 cm)Depth: 31.5 in (80 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. Check ‘About the item’ or ask our design specialists for detailed information on the condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 501151511stDibs: LU933137210012
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