Iconic Modernist Executive Desk by Welton Becket

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Aluminum and steel executive desk by the noted architect Welton Becket for his modernist icon that is the Kaiser Aluminum headquarters in Oakland, CA. The desk is in very good original condition. The top is wood-grain laminate with an aluminium extension and can be left as-is or replaced with stone or wood. The desk is raised on sculptural cast aluminum supports with oversized round adjustable glides. The drawer fronts and the privacy screen are both constructed of the same material, this louvered aluminum panel with integral aluminum finger pulls. The drawer cabinets are constructed of sheet steel finished in burnt orange enamel.

Measure: Kneehole height 27.75".


    Good. Good original condition. All of its wear is serviceable and the desk can easily be restored to any desired level. We have chosen to leave it original for the buyer to determine how far to take the restoration. .
    29.5 in. H x 66 in. W x 36 in. D
    75 cm H x 168 cm W x 91 cm D
    Seller Location
    San Leandro, CA
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