Maurice Calka, 1921-1991
Prototype of large model desk known as Grand PDG, 1969.
Shell in fibreglass with grey polyester lacquer coat.
Unlike the models that were put into production and marketed, this prototype does not have drawers, nor does it have niches in the front part or a swivel seat.
An adjustable seat also designed by Maurice Calka, with white lacquer fibreglass shell upholstered in black-stained suede was added later so that it could serve as a work desk.
98 x 220 x 180 cm
– Collection of Kees Stoop, who purchased it in the late 70s at the former premises of the « Société Nouvelle Jansen », rue St Sabin in Paris. This interior decoration firm, formed in 1971 by the merger of the Jansen and Leleu – Deshays firms, was the producer of the ‘Boomerang’ desk.
– Collection JC Kraftchik, Paris.