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Exedra Writing Desk

Léon Krier - 2008
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Exedra is an impressive executive desk made from Brazilian pau ferro wood, designed by Léon Krier for Giorgetti. The desk has running drawers lined with leather and optional cable holders with several positioning options. 

The chests of drawers are equipped with a mechanic lock and with a silent system closing.  This desk is of the highest quality and, in pure Giorgetti tradition, features impeccable attention to details. It will evidently make a statement in any office.

Léon Krier was born in Luxembourg in 1946. Krier is an architect, architectural theorist and urban planner. From the late 1970s onwards Krier has been one of the most influential neo-traditional architects and planners.

He is one of the first and most prominent critics of the architectural modernism, mainly of its functional zoning and the ensuing suburbanism, campaigning for the reconstruction of the traditional European city model. These ideas had a great influence on the New Urbanism movement, both in the USA and Europe.

He studied for one year at the University of Stuttgart in Germany in 1967 and worked in James Stirling's studio in London. As a professor of architecture and urbanism he taught at The Architectural Association and The Royal College in London, in the US, at Princeton University, at the University of Virginia, at Yale University and at the University of Notre Dame.

He has published books in Japan, Belgium and Great Britain and has held exhibitions throughout the world, including a large personal show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, in 1985. He has realized projects in Luxembourg, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, England and in the United States. He is the personal advisor to Prince Charles of Wales, for whom he drew up the master plan for the development of the town of Poundbury, in Dorset.
He projected the Piano Guida for Firenze Novoli (1993), the Palace of Justice in Luxembourg, the Archeological Museum in Sintra Portugal (1993/1994). In 2003, he has received the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Architecture, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. He has been designing furniture exclusively for Giorgetti since 1991.

Giorgetti

Maximum quality, aesthetical innovation, ability in processing and "Made in Italy" are the historical prerogatives of Giorgetti, originally founded as an artisanal cabinetmaking laboratory in Meda, Brianza, in 1898.

The indisputable protagonist of Giorgetti furniture is solid wood, a natural material and often the hidden core of its objects. The company has distinguished itself on the design furniture scene not only for the high quality of its raw materials but also for its manual skills tradition and heritage.

Giorgetti creations fully embrace the concept of Conceived and Manufactured in Italy: starting from design, creativity and style, all the way to production, the entire process is Made in Italy. Moreover, the collections are known for their functionality and quality materials which guarantee a long life, as well as being made by production processes which are totally environmentally friendly.

The Giorgetti style is characterized by exclusivity and atypical uniqueness: the aim to create original and recognizable collections was the prerequisite which led the company to collaborate with professionals - architects, urban planners, intellectuals, artists - who had never considered designing furniture. A brave initiative which started at the end of the 80s and continues today, imparting an exclusive design to Giorgetti’s pieces. This choice is accompanied by a shared ideal that both the company and the designers fully embrace: to create "timeless" objects which never go out of fashion.

Giorgetti is like an art and history gallery of Made in Italy, with design, manual skill and over a hundred years of tradition; a standard on the furniture sector scene.

 

Desk

Executive desk in pau ferro wood veneer, optional cable holder in solid pau ferro wood, chests of drawers are equipped with a mechanic lock, two small doors on the back of the drawers lead to compartments that can be used for accommodating cables, bases of the chests of drawers in brushed and coated extruded aluminium

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Width 240cm, depth 103cm, height 74cm
145kg
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Note: this product is HEAVY, please make adequate arrangements for the reception, or use our professional "white glove" delivery service

Made in Italy

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