Jean Prouvé, 1953
The slender, elegantly splayed legs of Compas Direction, designed by Jean Prouvé in 1953, call to mind the hinged arms of a compass – 'le compas' in French. With its compact dimensions, the desk is ideal for the contemporary home office.
- Table top: solid wood in natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish, or American walnut with oiled finish.
- Base: bent sheet steel, powder-coated finish (smooth).
- Note: the steel frame in Métal Brut has a raw irregular surface protected by a transparent powder coating.
- Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland; American walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.
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Jean Prouvé, who regarded himself as an engineer throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique oeuvre, ranging from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to prefabricated houses and modular building systems, encompasses almost anything that is suited to industrial production and construction.
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