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Jean Prouvé developed several versions of the Compas Table around 1950, basing the design on the structural principles for which he is known. Common to all of them are the slender, elegantly splayed legs in metal which call to mind the hinged arms of a compass - in French 'le compas'. Constructed from a solid oak or walnut tabletop paired with steel legs and frame, the Compas Direction is a robust, stable design and easily identifiable as a Prouvé classic. The solid wood table top gives the desk an individual touch. With compact dimensions, the desk is ideal for the contemporary home office. We suggest pairing the Compas Direction with the Standard Chair or Fauteuil Direction chair to complete the look.

The Compas Direction is available in two different tabletop sizes/depths and comes in a selection of original Prouvé colours.

Compas Direction Desk

Compas Direction Desk

by Vitra

Regular price $2,552.00 USD
Regular price $3,002.00 USD Sale price $2,552.00 USD
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Technical Information

Dimensions:-
125 x 60 - Tabletop Width: 125 cm, Tabletop Depth: 60 cm, Base Width: 114 cm, Base Depth: 53 cm, Height: 73 cm
125 x 70 - Tabletop Width: 125 cm, Tabletop Depth: 70 cm, Base Width: 114 cm, Base Depth: 53 cm, Height: 73 cm

Materials/Construction

Table top - Solid wood in natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish or American walnut with oiled finish.
Base - Bent sheet steel and steel tube, powder-coated finish (smooth). 
Origin of wood - Oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and Poland, American Walnut (Juglans nigra) from the USA.

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Jean Prouvé developed several versions of the Compas Table around 1950, basing the design on the structural principles for which he is known. Common to all of them are the slender, elegantly splayed legs in metal which call to mind the hinged arms of a compass - in French 'le compas'. Constructed from a solid oak or walnut tabletop paired with steel legs and frame, the Compas Direction is a robust, stable design and easily identifiable as a Prouvé classic. The solid wood table top gives the desk an individual touch. With compact dimensions, the desk is ideal for the contemporary home office. We suggest pairing the Compas Direction with the Standard Chair or Fauteuil Direction chair to complete the look.

The Compas Direction is available in two different tabletop sizes/depths and comes in a selection of original Prouvé colours.

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    Jean Prouvé

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    Jean Prouvé

    Jean Prouvé completed his training as a metal artisan before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory.

    He left his mark on architectural history again in 1971, when he played a major role in selecting the design of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers for the Centre Pompidou as chairman of the competition jury. Prouvé's work encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, lighting and furniture, façade elements and prefabricated houses / modular building systems to large exhibition structures – essentially, almost anything that is suited to industrial production methods.