Paul Frankl (German, 1886-1958) for Johnson Furniture Co.
Rare Kidney Desk in Mahogany, Birch, Leather and Brass
USA, 1940s
Paul Frankl (German, 1886-1958) for Johnson Furniture Co.
Rare Kidney Desk in Mahogany, Birch, Leather and Brass
USA, 1940s
28 ¼ H x 66 W x 28 D in (71.8 x 167.6 x 71.1 cm)

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company of Grand Rapids rare exquisite desk from Station Wagon Group, USA, 1940s. This organic desk consists of two separate parts – desk top in rich mahogany and three drawer cabinet in mahogany and birch with leather and brass pulls. This modernist design has beautiful and playful elements which allow modifications in orientation. The desk top with legs rests on the cabinet through the use of a circular birch column which can be adjusted anywhere on the cabinet top to create different angles in the configuration and different overall lengths. Truly an iconic design, this chic desk exemplifies Frankl early use of biomorphic form.  Branded mark JOHNSON FURNITURE CO. GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

Adjustable desk length: 55-66 in
Desk top including legs measurements: H 28.25 x W 48 x D 23.5 in
Cabinet measurements: H 21.75 x W 24 x D 23 in

Provenance
Literature

Long, Christopher, Paul Frankl and Modern American Design, Yale University Press, 2007, p. 157

Price: SOLD
Item #: FRA201
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