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Ernest Igl for Wilhelm Werndl 'Directors' Writing Desk in White Fiberglass

Sale price$24,500.00

Ernest Igl for Wilhelm Werndl, 'Directors' writing desk, fiberglass, Germany, 1970s

This design truly resembles the ethos of the seventies – a bright and bold era – featuring the commonly used material of that time named fiberglass. 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. For this outspoken layout, a pure white color has been used. The lockable writing surface can be opened and reveals a large storage compartment. A sophisticated storage facility is present here. 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 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 the desk has undergone a complete restoration. The surface has been refinished with a new white lacquer. Meticulous care was taken to preserve the original design, ensuring that this piece remains durable and timeless for years to come.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ernest Igl (Designer) Wilhelm Werndl (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 32.29 in. Width 71.07 in. Depth 31.11 in.
  • dimensions Height 82 cm Width 180.5 cm Depth 79 cm
  • material Fiberglass
  • origin Germany
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50115335