In the world of Japanese calligraphy there is an invisible but deliberate continuity between points, lines and characters called “iren” (意連). This continuous motion ensures that there is a perfect harmony between the symbols even though they appear divided. Even in an era like ours, so dominated by technology, the spirit of the Iren desk lies not only in its quest for beauty and simplicity but above all in its revival of a natural and harmonious action: a desk that gives rise to new work scenarios and rituals in a naturally fluid relationship between body and object. Designer Kensaku Oshiro envisaged the Iren desk as a small domestic workstation that easily adapts to modern lifestyles.
Materials & Finishes
The top of this freestanding desk rests on a sawhorse base crafted from solid ash wood. The desktop consists of two overlapping tops, both in beech plywood with edging in ash veneer. The lower “L”-shaped top is fixed and has a recess which is ideal for holding small objects. The upper top is slidable through internal guides and rests on a metal box lacquered matt black which conceals the sliding guides. The supple leather upholstery is available online in Poltrona Frau's exclusive Colour Sphere or Saddle Extra leather. This listing comes with tone-on-tone stitching although contrasting options can be ordered via the showroom.
W 119-149 x D 51 x H 79 cm
Not all Poltrona Frau furniture is available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London-based showroom where we have an array of Poltrona Frau furniture on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.
Year of design