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Ernest H. Igl for Bayer AG 'Hadi' Desk

Sale price$6,700.00

Ernest Igl for Bayer AG, 'Hadi' desk, polyurethane, Germany, 1970s

This design by Ernest Igl truly resembles the ethos of the seventies, featuring the commonly used material of that time: polyurethane. Ernest Igl strived for the creation of a desk that focused on functionality combined with an aesthetically pleasing design for daily use. This is discernible in the playful composition of curved lines and round shapes executed in the whole construction. On the left side, three drawers are situated hidden perfectly in the column of the design. At the right side there is a storage compartment placed. Taking every stylistic realization into account, this writing desk feels retro, without clashing with contemporary interiors.

Ernest Hofmann (1920-2001) – in 1954, he gave himself the artist name ‘Igl’ – was as a multi talent. He, a designer, sculptor, illustrator, and inventor, designed everything from a harvester machine to office appliances, a microscope, and rubber boots. His oeuvre includes an impressive number of products used for all kinds of situations in life. Hofmann, born in Prague in 1920, studied graphic arts in his hometown, in Karlsbad and in Munich, where he and his wife settled. Hofmann firstly worked as an illustrator, graphic artist, and cartoonist for well-known schoolbook publishers. In 1962, they moved to Rosenheim, which marked the beginning of Hofmann’s more design orientated career.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ernest Igl (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 31.89 in. Width 51.58 in. Depth 23.23 in.
  • dimensions Height 81 cm Width 131 cm Depth 59 cm
  • material Polyester
  • origin Germany
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113329