S 285- Office
The tubular steel desk S 285: an important piece of contemporary history It's as if Marcel Breuer anticipated today's home offices and laptops: The compact tubular steel desk S 285 he designed is an elegant companion for modern living and working. Marcel Breuer's tubular steel desk S 285 for Thonet is a successful example of the Bauhaus' programmatic claim to combine art and technology in a new unit. The trained carpenter combined his knowledge of tubular steel as a material with his experience in the field of interior design. The table top and storage elements made of lacquered or stained wood fit harmoniously into the tubular steel frame. The supporting frame has a curved line and the wooden elements, which are characterised by clear shapes, seem to float in it. The light-coloured furniture with formally balanced proportions represents an important element of contemporary history, known as the "New Objectivity". Thonet produces different versions of this striking model.