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Albini Desk

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Availability:
4 - 12 weeks
Item #:
5944
Manufacturer:
Knoll

Franco Albini’s 1928 desk combines glass, steel and wood with striking clarity and balance. A clear demonstration of Albini’s rationalist design philosophy and minimalist aesthetic, the design derives its appeal through simplicity of form and celebration of material, without extraneous ornamentation.

DIMENSIONS
  • Desk
    • Overall: 48”W x 26"D x 27.5"H
    • Pedestal: 16.5"W x 26"D x 8.25"H

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ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE. CALL 816.283.3000

 

MATERIALS

Frame and legs are square steel tube with polished chrome finish. Polished chrome consists of a several-step plating process that includes a heavy layer of nickel for added rust protection and a bright mirror finish. Top is ½” clear tempered glass. Pedestal drawer is either ebonized oak or white lacquer and mounts to the right side of desk.

ENVIRONMENTAL

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

SHIPPING / DELIVERY

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RETURNS & EXCHANGES

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Designer

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After graduating with a degree in architecture from Milan Politecnico, Franco Albini straddled the fields of furniture, product design, architecture, urban planning and interior design. While working under famed Italian designer Gio Ponti, Albini developed an appreciation for combinations of traditional craft techniques and modern forms.

As his career evolved, Albini became an important member of the Italian Neo-Rationalist architecture movement. His portfolio is recognized for remarkably transparent furniture designs, which often feature very basic, near-raw materials and make little effort to conceal their internal structure or processes of production.

In 1949, Knoll introduced a desk, and two chairs — one with metal legs and one with wooden legs — designed by Albini. The simple desk, a representative example of Albini’s aesthetic of transparency, is still in production by Knoll today.

Care & Maintenance

With proper care, your KnollStudio furniture should last for years to come. To help ensure the longevity of your purchase, below are helpful hints on routine cleaning for your KnollStudio piece. Most basic maintenance can be performed with common household cleaning products.

Chrome/Satin Chrome

Clean with Windex or an automotive chrome cleaner such as Semi-Chrome twice a month. Apply a coat of hard paste wax to protect against moisture.

Laminate/Melamine

Scrub with Windex, Fantastik, Mr. Clean, or other household soaps or detergents well dissolved in water, or with a very soft cloth dampened with alcohol or a synthetic thinner. For a dull finish, rub with jeweler’s rouge as a polishing agent and finish with paste wax. Never use abrasives. Remove stubborn stains with Soft Scrub.

Wood

Clean with a commercial brand of liquid furniture polish twice a month. For stubborn dirt or light scratches, rub lightly with very fine steel wool before using furniture polish. To rejuvenate luster, apply a furniture cream as a last step. Do not use water or household solvents: they will destroy the protective finish.

Glass/Acrylic Polycarbonate

Clean with Windex, Fantastik or other non-abrasive cleaning solutions. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

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Knoll warrants to original buyer only that the products Knoll manufactures and sells to original buyer are free of defects in workmanship and materials for 5 years. Should any failure to conform to this limited warranty appear to a Knoll product during the applicable warranty period from the date of shipment, Knoll shall, upon prompt written notice, repair or replace, at its option and cost, the affected part or parts. Seating upholstery, textiles, leathers and finishes by Knoll carry a 3 year warranty.

This warranty does not apply to:
Normal wear and tear or acts or omissions of parties other than Seller (including user modification, improper use or installation of Products).
COM or other third party materials applied to Products.
Dramatic temperature variations or exposure to unusual conditions.
Changes in surface finishes, including colorfastness due to aging or exposure to light.
Except as specifically noted above, textiles and upholstery supplied by KnollTextiles.
Natural variations occurring in wood, marble, and leather shall not be considered defects, and the Seller does not guarantee the colorfastness or matching of the colors, grains or textures, or surface hardness of such materials. The Seller also does not guarantee the colorfastness of fiberglass panel surfaces.

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