Key facts

Product:
Writing desk
Family:
Writing Desk & Professor Desk
Manufacturer:
Rud. Rasmussen
Designer:
Poul Kjaerholm
Architonic ID:
1056149
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1955
Groups:
Home office-Desks
Conference/Meeting-Seminar tables
University furnitur...-Reading/Study tables
University fur...-Individual seminar tables
School furniture-Classroom desks

Product description

L.140 cm x W.85 cm x H. 69.5 cm

Product family

Concept

Poul Kjærholm's Writing desk and Professor desk were originally designed for the School of Architects at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1955. The Faculty needed new furniture. The students and teachers needed writing desks to work at and Poul Kjærholm was appointed chief designer of the project. Rud. Rasmussen had helped Kjærholm before, producing prototypes for some of his chairs. Now Kjærholm and Rud. Rasmussen joined forces to produce furniture for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

The tables covered a programme of frames in steel and tops in pinewood and Oregonpine. Different combinations of materials and colours were tested during the design process but the black, lacquered steel frame and top in Oregonpine was eventually chosen.

Today the table is available in black, lacquered steel frame and top in Oregonpine that can be reversed. The top is oil-treated.