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Modern Desks and Writing Tables

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Dining Table Solid Wood Rings Sculpture Glass Crystal Top Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
The Chained Up Reloaded dining table is an important dining table with structure in rare one-piece slab Iroko (origin: Africa) and tabletop in crystal glass. Dining table dimension: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Crystal

Dining or Desk Table Ring Mirror Steel Black Marble Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table bangles is an important dining table with structure in polished stainless steel and top in Marquinia marble. Our sculptural dining table 'Bangles' in the new Ridley Scott ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Lifting Desk by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Lifting desk by Karstudio Dimensions: W 120 x D 45 x H 75 cm Materials: MDF Frame Available in black. Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Fiberglass

Dining Desk Table Metal Rings Rectangular Wood Purple Mirror Steel Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table bangles is an important dining table with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top in Amaranth solid wood. Our sculptural dining table 'Bangles' in the new Rid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Table Desk Writing Home Office Grey Marble Top Mirror Steel Modern Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table Gallio are an important desk with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top in grey Versylis marble. Dimensions are customizable. Every single bangle is weld...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Chiado Console Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Chiado Console Patagonia Granite Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Inspired by Lisbon's historic quarter, this beautiful piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Granite, Onyx, Marble, Brass

Modern Osprey White Embossed Leather Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
A modern osprey white embossed leather desk with a brass finish iron-framed base. Three drawers with marbleized paper-lined interiors and with brass pull handles. Dimensions: 60" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Modern Dining Room Table Solid Oak Contemporary Nathan Lindberg Mod. #04
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful contemporary Nathan Lindberg table Mod. #04 heavyweight, solid oak. This piece can be used as a dining table for 6-10 persons (depends on the size of chairs) or as a confer...
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2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Oak

Dot Console Desk, Hand-Sculpted by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Dot console desk, hand-sculpted by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: H 74 cm x P 35 cm x L 92 cm Can be made in customized finish and dimensions. The hand-sculpted stool can be bought ...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Isabel O'Neil Hand Painted Kneehole Desk
By Isabel O'neil
Located in New York, NY
Isabel O'Neil (1908-1981) hand painted kneehole desk. The desk is a Louis XIV style and was hand-painted in 1986. The desk is black lacquered with hand-painted flowers. The desk has...
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20th Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Richard Watson Writing Desk in Walnut
Located in Brookline, MA
The writing desk is inspired by a classic writing table originally intended for writing letters by hand. As in the traditional table, there are discreet drawers under the writing sur...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Cliff Young Izzy Black Rift Oak and Bronze Writing Desk Console
Located in New York, NY
Izzy Desk, constructed with curved drawer modules, it combines the coolness of the asymmetrical metal base with the warmth of richly grained wood tabletop with built-in wireless char...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Steel

Memphis White and Pink Marble Dining Table by Dooq
By DOOQ
Located in Geneve, CH
Memphis Dinner Table by Dooq Ø 130 cm 51” H 77 cm 30” Materials: estremoz rose and white Marble Dooq is a design company dedicated to celebrate the luxury of living. Creating desig...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

Fred Desk Top in Saddle Extra Leather Cammello
Located in New York, NY
This desk is a meeting of light, almost ethereal geometries. Roberto Lazzeroni creates a piece of furniture in which the visual pleasure of a continuous saddle-leather surface is und...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Ash

Iconoclast Solid Wood Pedestal Desk by Izm Design
Located in Edmonton, Alberta
Make a statement with this power desk. The pedestal base allows your chair to be positioned wherever you need with ample leg room. This piece in the main photo is ready to ship, smo...
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2010s Canadian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Kartell Earl of Wood Desk by Philippe Stark in Light Wood and Chrome Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Earl of wood is a simple new desk with a curved wooden surface, offering the perfect solution to the Office and Habitat worlds on account of its myriad different functions. The upper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Wall Mounted Sit/Stand Desk "Muro" in Oak and Stainless Steel by Casey Lurie
Located in Chicago, IL
Wall anchored stainless steel rails support three wood shelves of varying depths. Each shelf serves a different function: shallow for small objects and pictures, medium for books and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Carbon Fiber and Cast Brass Talon Desk by Madheke
Located in Geneve, CH
Carbon Fiber and Cast Brass Talon Desk by Madheke Dimensions: W 150 x D x 60 x H 86 cm Materials: Leather, Carbon Fibre, Metal The TALON desk is defined by a rich matte black signa...
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2010s Indian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Maree Desk by Draga&Aurel Resin and etched brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: The desk features two solid brass bases and a resin cast top, designed to achieve a liquid-look surface; it is finished with brush st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Marquetry Console by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Marquetry console by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada. Measures: W 160 x D 34 x H 110.8 cm. Structure in MDF coated with painted multiple veneers. Fronts in matte paint finish. Metal l...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Arc Desk by Estudio Persona
Located in Geneve, CH
Arc Desk by Estudio Persona Dimensions: l 149.86 x d 76.2 x h 76.2 cm Materials: Bleached Maple Veneer, Black Stained Maple Desk with a bleached maple veneer exterior and black ...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

Console Desk, Hand-Sculpted by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Console desk, hand-sculpted by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: L 140 x l 35 x H 73 Can be made in customized finish and dimensions. The hand-sculpted stool or chair can be bought wit...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Contemporary Wooden Desk - TWI by Christophe Delcourt
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Oak Desk - TWI Desk by Christophe Delcourt Design: Christophe Delcourt Material: Brushed Oak This piece is a stunning example of designer Christophe Delcourt’s de...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Wood

Modern French Desk, Light
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French modern two drawer desk with our mangrove beech veneer finish, embossed leather wrapped frieze and drawers with brushed brass finish handles. Dimensions: 54" W x 28" D x 30" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Famed Desk
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
The Famed Desk was designed with the aim of allowing you to work with more elegance and more simplicity. Measures: Length: 47.2'' / Depth: 27.5'' / Height: 34.2'' Weight: 57.5 ...
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2010s Turkish Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Customizable Contemporary Eglomise Glass Byzantine Gold Vanity by Ercole Home 2
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Mystic Byzantine Gold Green vanity by Ercole Home has a 9-drawer, with ivory wood finish on oak. Hand painted eglomise glass panels are inset on the surface. There are nine pull...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Bruce Burdick Desk for Herman Miller
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Rarely found with so many modules. Can be configured as a L-shaped desk or as 2 linear desks. Can be purchased in any configuration you may need.
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1980s American Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Oak Console Desk with Stool, Hand-Sculpted by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak console desk with stool, hand-sculpted by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: H 80 cm x P 35 cm x L 110 cm Butterfly oak stool: 45 x 41 x 42 cm BTRFL console is carved by nature it...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Oak Console Desk with Stool, Hand-Sculpted by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak console desk with stool, hand-sculpted by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: H 80 cm x P 35 cm x L 110 cm Butterfly oak stool: 45 x 41 x 42 cm BTRFL console is carved by nature it...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Truman Writing Desk
Located in Milan, IT
Stylish and functional, this writing desk will make a bold addition to a contemporary home study or office. Innovative in its manufacturing procedures, it features six drawers equipp...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Brass and Slate Sculpted Console by Frederic Saulou
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass and slate sculpted console by Frederic Saulou Intègre Console Black Slate, chemical engrave brass Measures: L 150 x W 35 x H 90 cm, approximately 130 kg Limited edition of...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Slate, Brass

Wooden Desk, Ico Parisi, 1968
Located in Berlin, DE
This elegant and minimalistic desk has a wooden construction, with the original lacquer in blue-grey. The top is made of glass plate, handles made of matt-chromed metal. Listed Pari...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Oslo Belmont Desk in Ash by Studio Moe
Located in Portland, OR
Combining utility with elegance, this desk is a graceful statement in any home or office. Our handcrafted dovetailed drawers and elegant joinery unite, making sitting down to work a ...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Ash

BTRFL Console Desk, Hand-Sculpted by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
BTRFL Console Desk, Hand-Sculpted by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: H 80 cm x P 35 cm x L 110 cm The hand-sculpted stool can be bought with it. Materials: Sycamore BTRFL console is ca...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Sycamore

Lavinia Desk by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Lavinia desk by Pietro Franceschini Materials: Mohair Velvet Dimensions: W 210 x L 71 x H 78 cm Designed during a creative momentum in the relaxed Italian Riviera Ligure, our ne...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Velvet

"Xilte" Desk
Located in Mexico City, MX
The "Xitle" desk is part of ADN Studio´s Volcan Collection. This collection seeks to go back to basics. It is a subtle and refined interpretation of the archetypical modern furniture...
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2010s Mexican Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Lane Virginia Burl Walnut Modern Writing Desk Table, Circa 1970s
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Lane Altavista Virginia burl walnut writing desk table. Book matched top. Very good vintage condition. Measures 54" in width x 24 inches in depth and 29" inches in height. K...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut, Burl

Custom Old Plank Steel Table Base Available in Any Dimension or Material
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a great look that can hold any thickness stone, wood or glass top, while remaining stable and not costing a gazillion dollars. We can offer it in numerous metals, but to keep...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Black Design Desk by French Designer Charly Bounan
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Design Desk by French Designer Charly Bounan Dimensions: Height: 80 cm. Width: 240 cm. Depth: 80 cm. Charly Bounan, is a Parisian designer renowned for its refined crea...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Resin

Desk or Writing Table Glass Crystal Geometric Shape Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The slim desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear glass. Desk dimension: L 120 W 50 H 75 cm. The inspiration for origami came from the observation of a simple piece of paper which, bein...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Paris Bureau Red and White Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Paris Bureau Red and White Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic is an extraordinary console/writing table, with two drawers. It is available in a range of colors, which can be cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Resin

21st Century Modern Armona Desk Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Armona Desk Walnut Shadow Onyx Dark Oxidised Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Using high quality materials and textures, we ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass

Mezzaluna Desk by Leon Rosen for Pace, 1970's
Located in Pasadena, CA
Monumentally scaled desk of polished stainless steel and charcoal gray zebra wood by Leon Rosen for Pace, 1980's. This is the ultimate executive desk and a true statement piece.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Jacques Pastel Pink Dining Table in Bird's Eye Maple by Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Designed with the aim to find the perfect balance between clean lines and warm texture. Consisting of 5 rounded, 50 mm thick slats with bird’s eye maple veneer, the dining or coffee ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Birdseye Maple, Maple

Donkey, White Writing Desk with LEDs, Made in France
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (2) The Maturin donkey, an animal perceived as labor-emblematic in the countryside, preserve...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Laminate

Ego Wooden Writing Desk
Located in Milan, IT
Adding a writing desk to a home is a precise stylistic choice that creates an intimate and concentration-friendly work space. This piece is made in solid ash and mahogany and is also...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Desk, Made of Walnut by Osvaldo Borsani, 1954
Located in Berlin, DE
Chique and minimal, rare desk designed by Osvaldo Borsani in 1956 and manufactured by Tecno Italy. the plate and the drawers are made of walnut wood, its construction is made of bla...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

"Brown" Wooden Top and Metal Base Table Designed by Stephane Lebrun for Dessie'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Brown" is a table, designed by Stephane Lebrun and manufactured by Dessie', with a base structure made in antique nickel or gunmetal finished iron or in satin finished stainless ste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel, Iron, Nickel

Riald Brass and Glass Console, Signed by Stefan Leo
Located in Geneve, CH
Riald brass and glass console - Signed by Stefan Leo. Forged iron, Top pâte de verre. Brass, Pâte de verre. Measures: 140 x 38cm, H:85 cm. Atelier Stefan Leo has a remarkable r...
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2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Modern Dining Room Table Solid Oak Contemporary Nathan Lindberg Mod. #04
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful contemporary Nathan Lindberg table Mod. #04 heavyweight, solid oak. This piece can be used as a dining table for 6-10 persons (depends on the size of chairs) or as a confer...
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2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Oak

Shika Desk by A+A Cooren
Located in Geneve, CH
Shika desk by A+A Cooren Materials: Base in chromed or black lacquered metal. Upper top in green, gray, or beige lacquered MDF Lower top in white lacquered MDF Dimensions: Upper ...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Colorful Console by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful console by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W 160 x D 30 x H 110 cm or W 130 x D 30 x H 110 cm Top in painted ash veneer • fronts in matte paint finish Structure in M...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Maya Desk by Dare Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Maya desk by Dare Studio Dimensions: W 130 x D 71.5 x H 74.5 cm Materials: European white oak in waxed oil timber finish, black leather Also available in solid American black wa...
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2010s British Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Desk, Elm Wood, Osvaldo Borsani, 1953
Located in Berlin, DE
Minimal and elegant desk with drawer. Solid wood construction, take top made of solid elm wood, legs with wooden screw thread. Exhibited at Trienale Milano 1954. Osvaldo Borsan...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Elm

Minimalist Modern Desk in Walnut for Home or Office
Located in Lisbon, PT
A stylish desk for home or office. The clean look is achieved by using the drawers almost hided, and as a part of the desk’s structure. Front desk is available in ash, oak and walnut...
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2010s European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plywood, Wood, Walnut

Colorful Console by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful console by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W 160 x D 30 x H 110 cm or W 130 x D 30 x H110 cm Top in painted ash veneer • fronts in matte paint finish Structure in MDF •...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Lifting Desk by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Lifting desk by Karstudio Dimensions: W 120 x D 45 x H 75 cm Materials: MDF Frame Available in black. Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Fiberglass

In stock in Los Angeles, B&B Italia Athos Table Brown Oak & Chrome by Paola Piva
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
B&B Italia Athos extendable table brown oak & chrome Designed by Paola Piva In stock in Los Angeles Condition: Pre-owned, distressed (please see product images to see the conditio...
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2010s European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

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