Bespoke service: Handcrafting a Bond-style iconic desk

Bespoke-contemporary-home-officeThis stunning executive desk meticulously crafted by Claude Clémaron is based on the iconic and rare 901 Executive Desk created in 1959 by renowned Danish architect and furniture designer Bodil Kjaer. The desk rose to fame when it was featured in three James Bond movies: From Russia With Love (1963), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969); and more recently Kingsman (2014).

Owners of this commanding desk have included Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (at Sandringham), Michael Caine and pianist Oscar Peterson.

A furniture piece with a licence to thrill

The freestanding desk was designed to work well with modern art and architecture.

Bond-style-deskA slimline, rectangular timber cassette platform, which seems to float in mid-air, has four recessed lockable drawers with conforming blind recessed frieze to the reverse raised on a light chrome base. Its sleek form and fine proportions have made it highly desirable, and it has been classed as ‘The most beautiful desk in the world’.

Simple, strong and no-nonsense – these three principles define Bodil Kjaer’s work. Born in 1932, she is the trailblazer of Danish mid-century design and was inspired by the ‘less is more’ philosophy of the modernist movement. Her pared-back and effortlessly cool pieces still work beautifully for contemporary lifestyles 60 years on.

Handcrafted-cabinetsClaude Clémaron can create your dream office desk and furniture

Claude Clémaron furniture is designed and built exclusively for you, with every detail just as you wish. There is something uniquely special about owning furniture that has been handcrafted for you from the finest materials. It’s a significant investment that will enhance your life, hold its value and be cherished for decades to come. We would be delighted to discuss your ideas, please call 01483 201080, 07970 962151 or email us today.

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