This versatile, resilient and simply beautiful desk was designed as part of a commission for the Bouroullec brothers to create furniture for the University of Copenhagen. Aiming to create a comfortable environment that would encourage students to stay in school, the university needed the designs to have a warm and domesticated touch, while still being low-cost and practical. The Bouroullec brothers approached the task by merging classic cues from design history with modern technology. This desk draws on a nostalgic mid-century silhouette that has been tweaked with rigorously clean lines and asymmetrical legs. Both the Bouroullec brothers and the manufacturer HAY are represented in MoMA's collection.
Available only online and at MoMA Design Store in Soho, 81 Spring Street.