Marcel Breuer’s tubular steel desk S 285 for Thonet is a successful example of the programmatic Bauhaus claim to combine art and technology into a new unity. The trained joiner combined his knowledge about tubular steel as a material with his experience in interior design.

The tabletop and storage elements made of lacquered or stained wood harmoniously fit into the tubular steel frame. The supporting frame consists of a curved line, and the wooden elements characterised by clear forms seem to float in it. The clear piece of furniture with its formally balanced proportions represents an important piece of contemporary history, known as “The New Objectivity”.

  • Desk, tubular steel
  • Particle board with real wood veneer
  • Full extension & self-closing drawers
  • 178 w x 76d x 73h cm
  • Ash stained – 7 colour options available
  • 2 large corpus

Thonet produces various versions of this striking model – please contact us for more information.

Price includes VAT and delivery to UK mainland

Design: Marcel Breuer

Manufacturer: Thonet