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Italian Mid Century Executive Desk By Vittorio Dassi

Italian Mid Century Executive Desk By Vittorio Dassi c 1950


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Desk by Dassi

A stunning mid century executive desk designed and produced in Italy by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950’s, with Indian rosewood with four dovetail constructed draws with locks and two original keys. The desk is all shaped all round and has inlaid motif in the centre at the back large sculptural shaped legs finished off with bronze capped sabots. This supports an 18mm Floating clear glass top with by a thin reddish-brown glass below.

The wood has been fully polished and is in excellent condition the lower glass top has some losses of colour and the glass top has surface scratching as to be expected, overall excellent condition

Desks have been around for centuries, dating back to around the 17th Century. The word Desk originated from Modern Latin – Desca, which translated into ‘table to write on’ and went on to become ‘bureaus’ adapted from chest of drawers and to incorporate a flap to save on space.

Mid-century modern furniture design reflected these characteristics and introduced more curves, geometric shapes and stylised angles investing in new technologies. Mid-century modern furniture is designed to a high standard and pieces tend to be timeless.

During the baby boom era in the late 40s and 50s, architects and designers experimented with new forms that focused on the flow of moving inside and outside. These structures also aimed to create more privacy for homeowners. One of the most prominent features of mid-century modern design furniture is that it is also designed to be multi-purpose and furniture pieces were not restricted to having a single function. Household accessories also consisted of simple designs and reflected the new era. Some examples of well-known designers during the period of mid-century modern design



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