A desk with incredible form and presence. This rare most attractive original Danish Modern drop leaf desk by Arne Vodder (1926-2009) designed for Sibast Mobler in Denmark, features a drop leaf frame with floating hanging triple drawer storage section. This movable drawer unit glides smoothly from left to right with ease accommodating right or left handed use. The leaf hangs from two hooks and is removable. To use the leaf, it is raised, and the entire surface shifts laterally on a track. The drawer cabinet is also on a track, allowing the user to switch sides, as depicted in photos. The leaf measures 18″. The top is crafted with original teak surface throughout, with a rich and glowing patina that makes the table magnetic visually. Wonderful distinctive sculptural shape. Makers label present on underside (“Sibast Mobler Made in Denmark”). For anyone passionate about the fine designs of Arne Vodder, this is an excellent original desk. The warm teak surfaces are most attractive. Absolute strike point classic modernist quality and design piece for the modern interior.
Condition Report: Construction is stable and sturdy; rich teak color and patina. Drawers and expanding top slide open smoothly; the base is tight level and supportive, interior is clean.
Creator: Arne Vodder (Designer)
Of the Period: Scandinavian Modern
Place of Origin: Denmark
Date of Manufacture: Circa 1960s
Materials and Techniques: Teak
Condition: Good original condition like new
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 28in tall x 47.25in Wide x 23.75in Deep x extension with leaf 65 1/2in wide x 25.25 knee clearance x 24.5 chair width