Each piece is unique, handmade by the artist, signed, dated and numbered
Other dimensions or finishes on bespoke
On order / on measure
Deep thoughts contemplated, important speeches composed, business contracts inked and wealth generated or lost - we trust that the surfaces of our desks remain silent. Valentin Loellmann`s new addition to the spring/summer series demands discovery.
The clean desk has an almost leathery, pleasing surface, consisting of oak that is charred to black, then waxed and hand-polished until fine grains of oak just barely reappear.The backside surprises: almost invisible, awry metal-plated layers are welded to form a bellied body with a subtile descend into tender hammered legs. The copperered surface has a dim, sometimes green patina with dark edges and corners, where the different sheets of metal adjoin. This reverse side almost seems to resemble the frozen thoughts once contemplated at such desk. Like sheets of paper - conserved for longevity, spines of books melted to a cold continuum it contrasts the comfortable, warm top side. Only a tiny drawer interjects into the fine line where wood and metal meet. A warm and likeable inside, resting on an almost hidden, trustworthy armor of confidential history. This desk is like a silent book.