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Cavour Writing Desk

27 Jun

One of my favorite writers passed away yesterday, Nora Ephron.  As a writer myself, I am particularly drawn to those things that inspire one to create.  Of course, a desk is fundamental.  (And ironically, I don’t have one for my own use.)  And then I saw this one.  So gorgeous, just had to share.  RIP Nora.  (Via Pursuitist)

Although most of our work can be done online faster and with more precision, a writing desk enhances the experience of writing, signing, reading, and any other adjacent action. And if we hardly write letters anymore, when we do want to practice our handwriting, we should do it with style. This is the exact idea conveyed by this elegant piece of furniture named the Cavour Writing Desk.

Designed back in in 1949 by Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino and manufactured today by Italian company Zanotta, the modern writing desk comes in two versions – natural or wengé-stained oak frame, also showcasing natural or wengé-stained oak drawers and side compartment. Topped off with a 12 mm thick plate glass top, this sublime desk appears to be floating. Glossy black lacquered elements sharpen the idea of luxury and promote the merger of different materials. Although it was designed over 60 years ago, its elegant shape remains timeless and is prepared to offer an inspiring collection of moments by its side.

Displaying A timeless shape: Cavour Writing Desk by Carlo Mollino

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3 Responses to “Cavour Writing Desk”

  1. Dana@Mid2Mod June 27, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I love desks too, and that one is a real beauty. The mid-century teak desk I have has hidden storage under a top that slides 12 inches to the left and right, and the drawers are turquoise laminate inside. It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture. I think we writers tend to have intimate relationships with our desks. 🙂

  2. OneWeekToCrazy June 27, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Wow, love the desk! And yes, that is sad about Nora Ephron…it’s horrible when bad things happen to great people.

    Cheers to you!

    • Brandy@midcenturymodernlove.com June 30, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      The desk is super cool, yeah? And I really had a hard time with the Nora Ephron death. I am on a movie binge of hers in memoriam right now.
      Brandy

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