Italian Midcentury Oak Executive Desk Designed by Gio’ Ponti in 1950 for BNL


Gio’ Ponti’s iconic desk

In 1950, Gio’ Ponti designed a range of desks for the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, and one particular model stands out as the most precious of them all. This iconic desk boasts a wooden top instead of linoleum, two drawers on the front, and a stunning leg line embellished with brass sabots at the end. The back of the desk is also very well-finished, making it a truly beautiful piece of design.

After being restored by a skilled craftsman, this desk is now in very good condition and ready to use. It can be adapted to any environment, whether it be a modern office or a traditional study. The wooden top adds warmth and character to the piece, while the brass sabots add a touch of elegance and sophistication.

The design of this desk is quintessentially Gio’ Ponti. Known for his modernist approach to design, Ponti was a prolific architect, artist, and designer who left an indelible mark on the world of design. His work was characterized by clean lines, simple forms, and a focus on functionality. This desk is no exception, with its sleek lines and practical design.

The two drawers on the front of the desk provide ample storage space for documents and stationery, while the wooden top offers a large workspace for writing or working on a computer. The desk’s proportions are perfectly balanced, making it both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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Dimensions140 × 70 × 80 cm

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