Gilbert Rohde 'Paldao' Desk Series for Herman Miller
This Gilbert Rohde paldao desk was manufactured between1935 -1940 by the Herman Miller Company . It is in original condition showing only the very lightest signs of wear. It still has the original leatherette covering on the legs. This stylized desk is also quite a functional piece of furniture; there are three large drawers, a retractable shelf, and two small pencil/coin drawers in the front. The work surface can accommodate a computer as well as other necessities, with plenty of leg-room underneath.
Rohde is arguably one of the most important American designers of the first half of the 20th century. His work is documented in many books and his work with the Herman Miller furniture company represents an important contribution to the high-quality American furniture which was produced during this period. His vision in the 1940′s really became the benchmark for what we now call Mid-Century Modern.
52″ W 29.5″ T x 27.5″ D