Lot: 454

Writing desk, c1959
Writing desk, c1959

Bodil Kjaer Pedersen, E. & Son, Dänemark

Bodil Kjaer. Writing desk, c1959. H. 71 x 200 x 100 cm. Made by E. Pedersen & Son, Denmark. Wooden construction, rosewood veneer, oak, chrome-plated rectangular steel. Maker's mark.

The desk is part of the one furniture series that Bodil Kjaer had designed. It was in high demand in the early 1960s and starred prominently in two James Bond movies ('From Russia with Love' and 'You only live twice'). The actor Michael Caine and Prince Philip of England are said to have been some of the first customers.

Hammer Price: 13,000 €

131B - Design
22. February 2017 at 3:00 PM

Literature:

Den store Danske Möbelguide, p. 30; Bodil Kjaer Elements of Architecture, p. 2-4.