Albini Desk

Designed by Franco Albini, 1928

Franco Albini’s 1928 desk combines glass, steel and wood with striking clarity and balance. A clear demonstration of Albini’s rationalist design philosophy and minimalist aesthetic, the design derives its appeal through simplicity of form and celebration of material, without extraneous ornamentation.

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The desk's design demonstrates Albini's commitment to rigorous craftsmanship and elegance built on a minimalist aesthetic.

Two-drawer pedestal available in ebonised oak or white lacquer.



Top is polished plate glass .
Two-drawer "floating" wood pedestal.
Rear open shelf for magazines or small books.



Frame and legs in square steel tube with chrome finish.




122cm W x 67cm D x 70cm H.

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After graduating in architecture at Milan Politecnico, Franco Albini worked simultaneously in fields of furniture, product design, architecture, urban planning and interior design. His sentiments as a rationalist architect translated into remarkably transparent furniture designs, which display a knowledgeable use of materials while presenting their internal structure and processes of production.