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Modernist "Omnibus" Desk in Maple and Thuja Wood

About the Item

Architect Piero Portaluppi created the “omnibus” desk for his home, solving a practical issue with an invention of great usefulness: give the possibility to those who write to have paper, magazines, objects, albums, books, etc. at hand. This was how the desk was presented in the 1942 issue of the magazine “Stile”. A big drum-shaped piece of furniture with eight drawer-like compartments, surfaces and parts that can be tipped over, that rotates in both directions on its linchpin with a slight pressure of the hand. This symbol of Portaluppi’s traces in the world of design was especially and only created for Portalupi himself. Published in: La scrivania “omnibus” dell'architetto Piero Portaluppi, in “Stile” magazine, March 15th 1942, p. 20. Camera con vista: arte e interni in Italia 1900-2000, cured by Rachele Ferrario and Luigi Settembrini, exhibition catalogue, Skira, Milano 2007. Irene de Guttry e Maria Paola Maino, Mobili e arredi Déco, 24 ore cultura, Milano 2013. Exhibitions: Piero Portaluppi. Linea errante nell’architettura del Novecento, Triennale di Milano, September 2003- January2004. Camera con vista: arte e interni in Italia 1900-2000, Milano: Palazzo Reale, aprile-luglio 2007. A small tag with the author's signature, the model and the progressive number is placed on all pieces of furniture of the Portaluppi Milano Design collection. Moreover, all pieces of furniture will have a certificiation of compliance to the original pieces provided by the Piero Portaluppi Milano foundation.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 47.25 in (120 cm)Depth: 72.84 in (185 cm)
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  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Re-Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition:
    Custom made replicas of the piece dating back to 1940.
  • Seller Location:
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3709310803493
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