HAY Copenhague Desk

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This versatile, resilient and simply beautiful desk was designed as part of a commission for the Bouroullec brothers to create furniture for the University of Copenhagen. Aiming to create a comfortable environment that would encourage students to stay in school, the university needed the designs to have a warm and domesticated touch, while still being low-cost and practical. 

The Bouroullec brothers approached the task by merging classic cues from design history with modern technology. This desk draws on a nostalgic mid-century silhouette that has been tweaked with rigorously clean lines and asymmetrical legs. Both the Bouroullec brothers and the manufacturer HAY are represented in MoMA's collection.