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Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Industrial Style
Industrial Style

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, worktables 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. The 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 these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Early 20th Century American Adjustable Work Table
Located in Chicago, IL
A compelling early 20th century American industrial work table with two sawhorse legs and an adjustable pine top. Perfect for a desk, work table, console table, or small dining table.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Early 20th C Large Tiger Oak Double Person Desk, C.1930-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About: A large tiger oak double person desk with one large, deep drawer and one small, deep drawer on each side. The desk can accommodate one person on each side. Original label, ...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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

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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

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Steel

Reply Drawing Table and Matching Stool Ahrend de Cirkel Wim Rietveld
Located in Den Haag, NL
Reply drafting table designed by Wim Rietveld in 1959 and designed by the metal company De Cirkel NV (Ahrend). Wim Rietveld received for this design in Brussels the “Signe d’Or award...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Oak and Iron Sofa or Bed Desk Table with Turning System on France circa 1930
Located in Roubaix, FR
Rare very nice quality sofa or bed desk or table, metal structure with very easy turning system to lean largest solid oak tray of 21.65 inches x 16.14 inches (55 x 41 cm) height 27.9...
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1930s European Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Industrial Equestrian Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
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

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Iron

Mid-20th Century Wood and Iron Anco Drafting Table
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Well built Anco drafting table. Fully adjustable raises and lowers from a height of 33 in. to 45 in. Any angle you prefer. Top is 42.25 x 31. Very sturdy with no issues.
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Vintage Industrial Metal Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage industrial-style metal desk that is sure to add rugged character to any office, garage, or shop. Three large drawers on the right side of the desk allow for plenty of stora...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Industrial Cast Iron and Wood Adjustable Drafting / Writing Table, Unusual Mech
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

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Iron

Roos Walnut, Mahogany and Steel Desk
Located in San Francisco, 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 th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Walnut, Lacquer

Mantis Walnut, Mahogany and Painted Steel Desk
Located in San Francisco, 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 struc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

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

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Steel

20th Century Drafting Table Friso Kramer Wim Rietveld for Ahrend Cirkel, 1950s
Located in Bunnik, NL
Classic Dutch design from midcentury. Designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld. Great as the writing desk. Design Classic, awarded with the "Signe d’Or" in Brussels. The top desk is...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Midcentury Drafting Table with Inlay Top
Located in Port Jervis, NY
A decorative drafting table with dimensions of: 28 x 17.75 top. Min. hgt. of 29 with a max of 44, to the bottom of the tabletop. Made out of oak and walnut with a nice banding along ...
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1950s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Walnut

1950s Belgian Wooden Drawing Table
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden drawing table from Belgium, circa 1950. An intricate mechanical construction allows the broad tabletop to be raised, lowered and angled to a horizontal or vertical position,...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

1950s Belgian Wooden Work Table
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden work table from Belgium, circa 1950. Wooden table with broad working surface, two shelves above the tabletop, a sliding drawer, and a shelf below. Veteran of many projects, ...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Industrial Metal Base Garden Dining Table or Desk
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This industrial table base made from a pair of antique saw horses will make a great desk, office, writing table, a dining table in the kitchen, garden, porch or patio. The table has ...
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19th Century American Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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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

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Iron

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

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Wood

19th Century English Iron Bronze Industrial Davenport Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare 19th century English Industrial period davenport desk. Made from thick iron with bronze legs and campaign style handles on the drawers. The locking slant lid opens to reveal a l...
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19th Century English Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Iron

Solid Oak Two-Drawer Desk with Brass Feet, circa 1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A large solid Oak desk with two drawers. Original label in one drawer and solid brass tag "248" on the leg. Refinished in an oil and was finish. Creator Standard Furniture C...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

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

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Steel

1970s Swedish Bookcase Chestnut Desk Top Honey Color
Located in Buggiano, IT
Swedish-style bookcase with metal structure and three shelves in 2.5 cm thick solid chestnut, bottom drawer and desk top. Size cm. 41 x 75 x 211 H.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Industrial International Metal frame Oakwood White Dinning Table Netherlands
Located in Swalmen, NL
The tabletop of this industrial dining table ‘Pivot’ by GHYCZY is made of thick solid oakwood planks with a white oil finish. Each plank is made of one single piece of wood from a 15...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Vintage Modern Drafting Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage drafting table by Anco Bilt offers adjustable height and tilt, and makes a wonderful workspace for artists or students. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - wi...
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20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

1940s French Industrial Metal Desk
Located in High Point, NC
A black metal desk from France, circa 1940, with a wooden writing surface. The desktop rests upon two filing cabinets, each with three drawers which pullout / pull-out to reveal wood...
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1940s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

19th Century Adjustable Drafting Table in Cast Iron with Rare Skull Painting
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this 19th century adjustable drafting table in cast iron with amazing skull painting on top. The table supported by a finely cast iron base. The base features a floral clust...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

1920s French Metal Worktable
Located in High Point, NC
This fully functional worktable was made in France, circa 1920. The beautifully aged, rectangular metal frame has a distinctive industrial appearance and supports three rustic and so...
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1920s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Gispen Industrial Desk Holland 1950s Model 3803
Located in Den Haag, NL
Good simple design by A R Cordemeijer for Gispen. Creme color drawers, grey legs and back and a blue linoleum top. Very good condition. Very good looking desk.
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1950s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Vintage French Modern Laminated Plywood and Steel Adjustable Writing Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique 1950s French table is composed of a laminated plywood, asymmetrical top supported by enameled-steel bases which are adjustable. This versatile table can be used as a dini...
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1950s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Artist Drawing Table
Located in Rochester, NY
Adjustable height pine drawing drafting table desk in nicely aged old pale sea foam green painted and partially stripped surface. There are five notches on each side of framework tha...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine, Wood

Set of Four French Modernist Square Chrome and Mahogany Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four French modernist square chrome and mahogany tables.
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1930s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Chrome

One of a Kind Industrial Studio Work Table / Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of a kind industrial studio work table / desk.
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

American Oak Library Desk
Located in New York, NY
Oak library desk, American, 1920-1940. Quarter sawn oak top, sold oak body with two full length drawers having tapered legs with brass feet caps. The brass sabot caps add a subtle so...
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1930s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

One of a Kind Industrial Studio Work Table / Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of a kind industrial studio work table / desk.
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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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

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Steel

Jean Prouve Compas Desk, 1950
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Compas desk, created by Jean Prouve and manufactured by Atelier Prouve in the 1950s. Compas- shaped legs support black laminated wood top and two steel drawers. This desk is i...
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1950s French Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Early 20th Century Tandem Lab Desk
Located in Aurora, OR
This desk was manufactured by the E.H. Sheldon company in the early 20th century. The company was founded in the late 19th century in Chicago and moved operations to Muskegon, MI in ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple, Oak

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

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Steel

Reply Architect Drafting Table Friso Kramer Wim Rietveld Ahrend Cirkel and Extra
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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1960s Dutch Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

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

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Iron

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

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Oak, Pine, Wood, Wood

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

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Steel

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

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Concrete, Steel

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

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Aluminum, Metal

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

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Aluminum, Metal

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

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Aluminum, Metal

Tall Metal Drafting Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial metal drafting table or restaurant serving station. Refinished in a bare metal style. Slanted top, back storage and drawer. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - wit...
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1960s Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Interieurs Vintage Style French Industrial Metal Desk
Located in New York, NY
A French style industrial metal desk by Interieurs. Contemporary. Curved sides, straight legs, two cubbyholes. Retail price $2,900. Offered for $1,900. Dimensions: 74.0" L × 29...
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2010s Unknown Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Diminutive Antique Oak Architects Desk / Drafting Table, Adjustable Top
Located in Buffalo, NY
Diminutive antique oak architects desk, drafting table, adjustable top, great size, featuring top right drawer and bottom right storage, slots for renderings. Retains original warm o...
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1930s American Vintage Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

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

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Iron

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

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Steel

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

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Steel

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

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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

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Concrete, Steel

Cast Iron Drafting Table by A. Hoffman Co. 1910 Rochester, NY
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
1910 drafting table by A. Hoffman Co. blackened cast iron and steel with wood. Stamped "Peerless" "ROCHESTER NY" "A HOFFMAN CO". Cast iron tripod base. Fully adjustable.
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Early 1900s American Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

19th Century Antique Drawer Set in a Contemporary Iron Base with Glass Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century antique type drawer set in a contemporary iron base with glass top.
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19th Century French Antique Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood