The desk is a modified version of the desk that Mies van der Rohe designed in 1928 for the owners of the Tugendhat House in Brno in today’s Czech Republic. The modification consists of the addition of two cantilevered book shelves attached to the underside of the desk to hold books and other objects. This feature was created to provide some space, for books, etc. in the Farnsworth House where no book shelves existed and would have been incompatible with Mies’ idea and vision of pure space.

In addition to the shelves, the table also features a shallow pencil drawer and an optional leather inset on the table top as a writing surface. The four legs are made of stainless steel tubes with adjustable feet so the table can be perfectly leveled on uneven floors.

The standard version of the table is made of teak veneer with a medium gloss polyurethane coating although any other wood or finish can be provided by request.
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