Teak desk



Collapsible administrative desk in solid teak and teak veneer. Thick, rectangular top with a cedar base covered in bordeaux-coloured leather and inserted into a solid teak frame. The right side is supported by a profiled "X"-shape leg assembly and the left by a long, double-sided cabinet resting on four short, tapered legs.

Internally, the cabinet contains an open, rectangular storage compartment beneath two slant-fronted drawers and another open storage compartment. Externally, there are two open storage comparments.

Cedar, a soft, local wood, allows the leather to be fixed by tacking, unlike teak, which is a dense wood and therefore too hard for the purpose.

Circa 1964-65.



  • Length: 63 in / 160 cm. 
  • Width: 31.5 in / 80 cm.

(large box section): 

  • Length: 54 in / 137 cm.
  • Width: 16.5 in / 42 cm.  (+/-).

Provenance: College of Architecture in Chandigarh, sector 12.

Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial Briest, Poulain, F.Tajan, similar model, Chandigarh Project sale on 27/11/2006 in Paris, page 46, lot no. 49. Sold for €14799.

Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 577 under reference: PJ-BU-18-A.

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