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Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Industrial Style
Industrial Style

Industrial-style furniture has experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On 1stDibs you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Vintage Industrial Jean Prouvé Style One Seat School Desk
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Vintage Industrial school desk. In the style of Jean Prouvé Striking French design from the 1950s /60s. Green lacquered metal base with original solid oak top and seat. ...
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1950s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Roos Walnut, Mahogany and Steel Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Roos desk made of walnut mahogany and steel has a classic triangular, suspension configuration in with an elegant curved lacquered top for a smooth finish. The aesthetic of this...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Walnut, Lacquer

Industrial Brushed Steel Simmons Sheraton Series Vanity Desk Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1930s, industrial, pressed, brushed steel vanity or writing desk by Simmons Company Furniture, Sheraton Series, includes beautifully detailed, rare, matching side chair with steel me...
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1930s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Most Unusual Industrial Adjustable Architects Desk/ Drafting Table
Located in Buffalo, NY
Most unusual industrial adjustable architects desk/ drafting table, amazing design and lines. Height adjustable from 29"-38"...adjustable desk tilt-top, large hidden drawer measuring...
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1950s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Strafor and Marc Held 1960s-1970s French Wooden and Metal Rare Executive Desk
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Known for the robustness, quality and industrial style of their furniture, I propose here this rare executive desk by the famous Strafor house. Old for more than 160 years, the house...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Spanish Desk and Stool in Oak with Green Blue Patina, 1930s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Industrial Desk and Stool, Oak, Spain, 1930s A lovely set composed by an industrial desk with Art Deco accents patinated in Jade green-blue color with the top in oakwood. The small s...
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20th Century Spanish Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Pine, Wood

Marko Architect Drafting Table Dutch Design, 1960
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Marko architect drafting table Dutch design from the 1960. You can fold this table together or put it almost upright. Beautiful patina and Industrial look due to signs of wear. Di...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Industrial Design Rolling Cart/ Trolley Lacquered Metal for Office/Living Spaces
Located in Berlin, DE
Rolling cart / trolley in classical industrial design style. The timeless essential form is adapted office and living spaces with different interior situations. The desktop can be co...
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2010s German Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Modern Industrial Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern industrial desk with cast 'Vintage' metal bound top and tapered pegs with a rustic oak parquetry inlaid top with a leather inset writing surface. With 'Echo Oak' finish and pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Palisander Desk with a Three Drawers Unit by Jules Wabbes, Belgium, 1960
Located in Brussels, BE
Black Lacquered and chromed metal parts. Designed by Jules Wabbes for Mobilier International. Three drawers unit. Each handle are stamped "WABBES". Belgium, 1960.
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1960s Belgian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Minimal Wabi Sabi Dining Table or Desk with Remains of Original Paint
Located in Jesteburg, DE
Minimal Wabi Sabi dining table or desk with remains of original paint, formerly possibly a work table. The top antique, but not original to the piece.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Pine

Wall-Mount Midcentury French Industrial Iron Shelving System with Wood Desktop
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s French midcentury industrial iron adjustable shelving system with wood desktop. Mounts to wall, an ideal space-saving solution. Requires assembly. Provenance: Marché Paul Bert ...
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1950s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Antique American Industrial Oak Wood Adjustable Artist Drafting Table Work Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Industrial oak wood adjustable artist drafting table work desk. Item features a pivoting top, adjustable height, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, very ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

1950s Industrial Belgian Work Table
Located in High Point, NC
This metal work table was made in Belgium, circa 1950. Tubular steel construction is sturdy while refined, a practical and sleek construction designed for efficient work-- six drawer...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Steel

Antique Wooden Adjustable Drafting Table Artist Desk Cast Iron Hardware
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique wooden adjustable drafting table artist desk cast iron hardware. Item features adjustable height and tilting drawing surface, cast iron hardware, solid wood frame, wrought ir...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

19th Century Adjustable Drafting Table in Cast Iron
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this 19th century adjustable drafting table in cast iron. The table supported by a finely cast iron base. The height is adjusted at the turn of a knob.
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Dining Table 'NIAN' Made of Concrete and Steel (200cm)
Located in Paris, FR
'NIAN' is a dining table by Bentu Design Tabletop: concrete Table base: powder coated steel 4 sizes available: - Small: 180 x 80 cm (H 74cm) - Medium: 200 x 80 cm (H 74cm)...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Concrete, Steel

ICON Table in patinated steel & leather, 2020 by Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The ICON Table works as a desk, conference table, or dining table and pairs with the ICON Chair in rope or leather sling. (see separate listing) It is built of solid steel with a bro...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Antique American Industrial Iron and Maple Childs School Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American industrial iron and maple childs school writing desk. Item features a lower cubby storage to side, iron frame, pivoting backrest, very nice antique item, quality Ame...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Washburn Shops Drafting Table
Located in Aurora, OR
The history of the Washburn shops begins in the mid-19th century in the mind of Ichabod Washburn. Mr. Washburn conceived of a schooling environment whereby students could engage in a...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Mantis Walnut, Mahogany and Painted Steel Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Mantis desk has a striking painted steel base and a polished and angular desktop. The Mantis design is borne from a study of bio mimicking - inspired by how nature creates struct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Dining Table 'Nian' Made of Concrete and Steel (180cm)
Located in Paris, FR
'NIAN' is a dining table by Bentu Design Table top: concrete Table base: powder coated steel 4 sizes available: - Small: 180 x 80 cm (H 74cm) - Medium: 200 x 80 cm (H 74cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Industrial Metal Desk Bauhaus 30s-40s, Art Deco
Located in Halle, DE
Vintage early 20th century metal desk. Manufactured by Sorst & Co. Germany. Charming piece for renovation/restauration. Desk is very heavy. Loads of patina and some rust. Tabletop ha...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Antique Hamilton Wood and Cast Iron Drafting Table, C.1930-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A fully adjustable industrial drafting table with solid wood top and cast iron base and knobs. The table can be used as a tall dining table, desk or drafting table. The top ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel, Iron

Industrial Design Metal Desk with Rolling Cart in Lacquered Metal, Germany, 2019
Located in Berlin, DE
Executive metal desk in classical industrial design style. The timeless essential form of the desk with rolling cart / trolley, creates a clear and distinctive workplace adapted for ...
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2010s German Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Reply Architect Drafting Table Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld Ahrend Cirkel, 1959
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Reply Dutch design architect drawing table designed by Wim Rietveld and Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Circel in 1959. Design Classic, awarded with the "Signe d’Or". The tabletop is fu...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Custom Industrial Demilune Counter Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom, Industrial, counter height, island, work station or desk features a 3 inch thick, reclaimed, demilune shaped, balsa and mahogany top with ebonized finish atop a cast iron, ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Early 19th C. School Master Slant Desk, C.1840
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A hand painted early 19th century school master desk from a Catskill Mountain stone farmhouse with tapered legs, top cabinet and a slant front desk. The top cabinet has two...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique 19th C. Mahogany Shop Keeper's Desk c.1800s
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An antique Mahogany slanted shop keeper's table top desk with lip. The piece has a flip top, three drawers and brass handles and key holes. One drawer is segmented. Creat...
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19th Century Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

J. Foot & Son, London Iron and Oak Drafting Table
Located in Garnerville, NY
Signed J. Foot & Son, New Bond Street, London. Tiger oak veneer adjustable work top supported by a finely cast iron base. The base features a floral cluster on claw and ball feet. Th...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Peter Ghyczy Style Trestles Writing Table
Located in Den Haag, NL
In the style of Peter Ghyczy, this wonderful table. Ideal for your computer. Brushed steel feet. Very heavy. And the original smoked glass top. So stylish. The steel feet has some we...
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1970s German Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Industrial Design Executive Metal Desk in Lacquered Metal, Germany, 2018
Located in Berlin, DE
Executive metal desk in classical industrial design style. The timeless essential form with two cests of drawers, creates a clear and distinctive worksplace, adapted for different in...
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2010s German Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Antique Adjustable Redwood and Oak Drafting Table c.1930-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About Contact us for more shipping options: S16 Home San Francisco. An industrial drafting table with distressed large, Redwood top, Oak base, cast iron hardware and original ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel, Iron

Early 20th Century Large French Kontor Standing Desk
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Large French Kontor desk from the early 20th century. Solidly made of pitch pine. 6 drawers and 2 doors. The old varnish has been sanded off as far as possible, revealing the b...
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Early 20th Century French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Pine

American Seating Envoy Students Childs School Desk Blue Mid Century Industrial
By American Seating
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid century students desk by American Seating Company of Grand Rapids Michigan. Envoy Line, circa 1940s. Made in USA. Measures: Desk height (adjustable) 28".
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1940s Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Industrial Style Desk Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iron frame desk and chair with linoleum style top and adjustable lamp. Measures: Kneehole: 19 W, 24 H (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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1960s Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Vintage Desk by Willy Van Der Meeren for Tubax, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid century school desk designed by Willy Van Der Meeren and produced by Tubax in Belgium. Industrial design which was widely used in schools. Sadly troughout the time when schools ...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Industrial Style Saw Horse Base Dining Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This saw horse base and glass top makes a great dining, table, desk, writing or conference table. Use it in an industrial style setting, mid-century modern, farm house, or country s...
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19th Century North American Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Industrial Cast Iron and Wood Adjustable Drafting / Writing Table, Unusual Mech
By Dietzgen
Located in Buffalo, NY
Industrial cast iron and wood adjustable drafting / writing table, unusual mechanism, pierced iron, ball /claw feet, tilt-top, circa 1920s, beautiful design, adjustable height from 2...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Sculptural Cast Iron Pedestal and Glass Industrial Dining / Work Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural cast iron pedestal base and glass Industrial dining / work table. Beautiful patina on the base. Heavy custom made glass top with cable opening in the middle. Impress...
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Early 1900s North American Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Reply Architect Drafting Table Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld Ahrend Cirkel, 1959
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Reply Dutch Design Architect drawing table designed by Wim Rietveld and Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Circel in 1959. Design classic, awarded with the "Signe d’Or". The table top is f...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Table, Desk Base Vintage Industrial Adjustable Machine Age Crank Up Factory
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic original vintage industrial cast iron factory machine age crank up desk, table base. Adjustable in height by turning the crank wheel. Size and style options available. All ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Steel, Iron

Industrial Desk with Attached Stool
Located in Pasadena, TX
Industrial desk with attached stool. Measure: 46.5". Inspired by a machine shop desk, this hand forged iron frame has an attached, repositionable stool. Reclaimed wood top with...
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Late 20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Brushed Steel Sheraton Series Vanity Writing Desk by Simmons Company Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, pressed, brushed steel vanity or writing desk with brass pulls by Simmons Company Furniture Sheraton Series. Measures: Clearance to drawer is 23 in. height.
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1930s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Butternut Study Desk with Natural Linoleum Table Top, Customizable
By &New
Located in Leicester, GB
The study desk is made with a butternut powder-coated steel frame and a pearl coloured natural linoleum tabletop. The linoleum for our desks is selected for the ecological properties...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Dining Table 'Nian' Made of Terrazzo and Steel
Located in Paris, FR
'NIAN' is a dining (terrazzo version) by Bentu design Tabletop: White terrazzo Table base: Powder-coated steel Bentu Design's furniture derives its uniqueness from the simp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Antique American Industrial Small Drafting Table Work Desk Cast Iron Solid Wood
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American industrial small drafting table work desk cast iron hardware solid wood. Item features cast iron hardware, adjustable height and pivoting surface, nice smaller size,...
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Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Walnut and Iron Three-Drawer Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
A walnut and iron three-drawer desk, the top of the desk is crafted in walnut and has three drawers, it sits on clean-lined iron legs. Dimensions: 54" W x 27" D x 30" H.  
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21st Century and Contemporary European Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Painted Aluminum Desk with Laminate Top from Carlotti, 1950s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Painted aluminum desk with laminate top from Carlotti, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Industrial Equestrian Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
The Industrial Equestrian desk of walnut and reclaimed wood with an iron base. The parquetry inlaid top with five drawers is flanked by two horse heads and raised on a textured iron ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Iron

Painted Aluminium Desk with Laminate Top from Carlotti, 1950s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Painted Aluminium Desk with Laminate Top from Carlotti, 1950s
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1950s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Steel Base and Glass Top Table or Desk
Located in New York, NY
Steel base and glass top table or desk. Glass is one inch thick and the base is sturdy.
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1960s Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Aluminium Desk with Laminate Top from Carlotti, 1950s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Aluminium desk with laminate top from Carlotti, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Painted Aluminium Desk with Laminate Top from Carlotti, 1950s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Painted aluminium desk with laminate top from Carlotti, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Painted Metal Desk with Laminate Top from Carlotti, 1950s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Painted metal desk with laminate top from Carlotti, 1950s.
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Painted Metal Desk with Brown Leatherette Top from Mermelada Estudio, 1960s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Painted Metal Desk with Brown Leatherette Top from Mermelada Estudio, 1960s
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1960s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Industrial Vintage "Heron" Drafting / Sculpting Table, 1960s
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Very rare drawing table from the 1960s. It is similar to the Heron designed by Friso Kramer, but we have not been able to find the manufacturer and designer of this. Intended for s...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Industrial Distressed Painted Desk
Located in Forney, TX
A vintage American Mid-Century Industrial Modern wooden science laboratory tandem desk work table. The distressed painted solid pine table having a bright shabby chic antiqued white ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

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