Desk/ Bureau + Chair designed by SOTTSASS and ZANINI 1986
The writing desk and the matching desk chair, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini.
The collection was labelled 'DONAU', produced by Franz Leitner in very small numbers. Produced in Milan, Franz Leitner, 1986. Rare.
Burlwood writing desk with compartments and a drawer, door with the original keys. Burlwood veneer and lacquered metal feet.
Literature: Franz Leitner Product Catalogue.
Ettore Sottsass (14 September 1917 – 31 December 2007). Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. Sottsass Associati, primarily an architectural practise, also designed elaborate stores and showrooms for Esprit, identities for Alessi, exhibitions, interiors, consumer electronics in Japan and furniture of all kinds. The studio was based on the cultural guidance of Ettore Sottsass and the work conducted by its many young associates, who often left to open their own studios.
Good condition, some wear to the surface of both desk chair and desk.