70s Jens Quistgaard Flip Top writing desk for Løvig
Jens Quistgaard designed the free-standing writing desk for Peter Løvig Nielsen in Denmark in the 1960s. It features a unique flip-top (foldable desk top unit) for added work space. There are several drawers and compartments. Jens Harald Quistgaard (1919-2008) was a Danish sculptor and designer, known principally for his work for the American company Dansk Designs where he was chief designer from 1954 and for the following three decades. Quistgaard started his career drawing portraits. He also produced jewellery, hunting knives, ceramic works, glass and graphic design in the form of monograms, town arms and the like At the end of the 1950s Jens Quistgaard began designing and overseeing the construction of a large villa in Armonk, north of New York, for his American business partner Ted Nierenberg. Quistgaard designed everything, from the large roof constructions and window sections to the doorhandles, bathtub and spiral staircase. And also furniture. The villa was completed in 1961 as a demonstration of Quistgaard’s ideal about architectural wholeness. His furniture design is therefore very limited. This desk shows the large design range Quistgaard got with more than 4000 items! All in the reach of daily useable products with great design.
His flip-top desk is therefore a rare object. This desk is in good condition consistent with age and use.