Office Desk - Bodil Kjær

Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær
Office Desk - Bodil Kjær

Office Desk - Bodil Kjær

Regular price $9,215.00
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Designer Bodil Kjær

Product Description
We are proud to present our first design from a Danish designer. In this case, Danish architect, professor, and designer, Bodil Kjær. The iconic desk, designed in 1959, was the first of its kind with its pure and simplistic design, almost floating mid-air. Bodil Kjærs’ design has been called ‘The most beautiful desk in the world’ – or, the ‘James Bond desk’ as it was featured prominently in three early Bond movies.
Dimensions

72.75" L x 35.38"W x 29.75" H
25.22" to bottom of desk top
19.5" to bottom bar
Desktop: 4.5" thick
Distance between legs: 33.86"
Overhang at ends: 17.72"

Materials

Table top in oak or walnut veneer with clear lacquer (walnut only with stainless steel frame).
Frame in steel with powder coating (red or grey) or in brushed stainless steel.

Desk comes with 5 keys.

She has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Magazine. She designed a desk for MIT which was dubbed ‘The most beautiful desk in the world’ and eventually immortalized in 3 early James Bond movies. Danish architect, designer and professor Bodil Kjær (born 1932) is the female trailblazer of Danish midcentury design, who although tutored by modernist master Finn Juhl, in her own words “… never had much interest in following in the footsteps of the Danish rat pack”. Kjær looked to America, inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, and indeed many of her most notable designs stems from her time in the U.S., where she briefly worked at Paul McCobb, before moving to Boston to further her career in corporate interior architecture. Kjær’s reignited prominence as a designer in later years is well deserved. Pared back, elegant and decidedly modern, her iconic pieces slip effortlessly into contemporary life 60 years on. Today, Bodil Kjær is back in Denmark and lives on the east coast of Jutland where she continues to teach, do research and participate in the architectural development of the city of Aarhus.

Karakter-Copenhagen warranties that purchased product(s) will be free from manufacturer’s defects in material and workmanship for a period of 5 years. The warranty does not cover defects or damages directly or indirectly caused by misuse, poor maintenance, violence or tampering for a period of 2 years.

 

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