Modernist desk by René Herbst (1928)
Made by the French architect and designer René Herbst for his own use, this desk and this chair respond to his modernist vision. Anxious to imagine and achieve the democratization of Art taking profit of the industrialization of the production means, he’ll push towards the use of affordable materials such as glass or steel, and will co-found the UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes). Chromed metal frame, wooden work surface, the desk, a 1928 piece, only exists in two models and so is quoted between 60000 and 80000€, a price as Alvar Aalto‘s creations, particularly democratic and affordable. Nonetheless, remains a line pleasant to look at.