Franco Albini
Wooden desk
Italy
ca. 1940
Wood, glass top insert
Unique piece
55 w x 25 d x 30⅛ h in.

This desk was designed by Italian architect and designer Franco Albini circa 1940 specifically as part of the furnishings for Villa Neuffer, a house that Albini designed in 1940, in the town of Ispra in Lago Maggiore.

After visiting Villa Neuffer, Gio Ponti was very impressed by Albini’s intervention of the XII century house and the furnishings that he designed for it. So much so, that he wrote the article “Case non ville” on Stile magazine, in April 1943, applauding Albini’s architectural and design approach for the project.

 

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