During the War, the Ateliers Jean Prouvé honed the design of a number of desks aimed mainly at the industrial market.
Two tapering bent steel frames are here connected support a cantilevered top with interchangeable fittings on runners. Adopted in 1942, the defining principle of the Standard desk established the joining of the two “portal frames” with a visible, uniform strength open crosspiece on the visitor’s side and, on the user’s side, a flush or welded crosspiece set away from the feet.
This particularly elegant variant that first appeared in 1943 has a curved top made of oak. After the War, the curved Standard desk continued to be made with an increasing use of metal extending, sometimes, to stainless steel shoes such as with this model.
The piece is in an overall very good condition and presents a beautiful patina.
Bent sheet steel and wood
74.5 x 199 x 98.5 cm