Ernest 'Igl' Hofmann for Wilhelm Werndl Rare Corner Desk in Fiberglass

$19,400.00 USD
$19,400.00 USD

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Ernest 'Igl' Hofmann for Wilhelm Werndl, corner desk, model 'Jet, fiberglass, Germany, designed in 1970

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 an outstanding corner desk that focused on functionality combined with an aesthetically pleasing design for daily use. This is discernible in the playful composition of sturdy lines and round corners executed in the whole construction. For this outspoken layout the designer used subtle natural tones present on the overall frame and drawers. A remarkable feature is the movable construction, making it possible to possition it as one long item or as a corner desk. Two sets of drawers reveal a large storage compartment to place personal belongings. 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.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ernest Igl (Designer) Wilhelm Werndl (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 66.54 in. Depth 30.71 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 169 cm Depth 78 cm
  • material Fiberglass
  • origin Germany
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 50111734