Modernist Roll Top Desk Made in Milan – ZN114 52

$5,900.00 $4,000.00

Stylish roll top desk that was made in Milan in 1955. It is unusual in form and made from walnut with two rosewood drawers. It is beautifully made, compact, and still in amazing condition.

Creator: Unknown
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1955
Materials & Techniques: Hand-Crafted Rosewood, Walnut
Condition: Excellent
Dimensions: 35in. H x 35 in. W x 22 in. D / 89 cm H x 89 cm W x 56 cm D
Dealer Reference Number: ZN114 52

Dealer Location: 29 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Dealer Phone Number: 212-924-6330


Modern Art

Modernism stems from a philosophical transformation that impacted Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, following the end of World War I. It sought to transition from an outdated political environment with newness and experimentation, shaping the development of industrial societies and influencing the rapid growth of cities. Modernism rejected the traditional thoughts of enlightenment and realism, which was expressed in self-conscious fashions such as parodies and abstractions. Expressionism, futurism, vorticism, cubism, surrealism, and dada are art forms that all thrived during the modernist movement. Modernist architecture is sleek and minimalistic, cutting excess and focusing on the practicality of the materials used, which shaped a comprehensive and contemporary aesthetic that sought to represent stability. Steel, glass, molded plywood, and plastics are all popular mediums for modernist designs.