Thursday, 8 December 2011



Swildens Desk  at display in Peugeot Head office in Paris until January 19, 2012

Original Swilden desk, 1966 - Peugeot head office, Paris

Peugeot, the famed automotive giant put on show at its head office in Paris,   at 75 avenue de la Grande Armee, an extraordinary desk - the Swildens desk, which was first commissioned in 1966 for the foyer of the then new Peugeot head office. There were originally just three Swildens desks for three receptionists.

Furdess, French furniture designer has negotiated with the original designer, Ben Swildens, to create a limited number of eight desks for a re-release. The Swildens desk is  mirror-polished,  stainless steel  with no visible welding, and have been sculpted by a precision metal workshop in Lyon. Each desk is numbered and signed by the designer.The desk will be on display at the Peugeot Head Office until January 19.

The desks intended to be sold are are priced at EUR65,000 (approx. US$87K) per piece.

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